Chung Wai Soong

Name: Chung Wai Soong
Voice type: Bass
SFS Chorus member since: 1994
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Musical inspirations: A series of friends and mentors who instilled in me a great love of music

If I were not a professional singer, I might be a: Comedian

Favorite composers:  Mozart, Verdi, Mahler, Shostakovich, Korngold, Puccini, Wagner, Handel

Favorite vocal works: Verdi, Requiem; Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs; Mozart, Don Giovanni; works of Gesualdo

When I’m not working, what I enjoy doing most is: Collecting recordings and listening to singers; eating with friends;   travelling; opera

On my CD player/iPod: Fabulous cabaret artists Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill; The Carpenters; St├ęphane Grappelli; lots of Stephen Sondheim

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Enjoying the wonderful independent film scene and film festivals in the Bay Area; taking walks around all the little gems of parks all over SF.