"Defiance to the old dragon,
defiance to the vengeance of death,
defiance to fear as well!
Rage, world, and attack;
I stand here and sing
in entirely secure peace!
God's strength holds me in watch;
earth and abyss must fall silent,
however much they might rumble."
Extract from Bach's Motet BWV 227 ("Jesu, Meine Freude"), translated from the German by Pamela Dellal of Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., quoted from the programme notes for the SSO VCH Organ Concert Series 2014/15, 23 March 2015.
The motet, sung by the Singapore Bible College Chorale, was dedicated to the memory of the LKY, who died in the early hours of the morning.
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(p37) Neo Chwee Kok trained at the Chinese Swimming Club, not Farrer Swimming Complex.
(pp172–173) The images of the Singapore Swimming Club are from old postcards in our collection; images courtesy of Lim Kheng Chye.