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CHILDAID 2016

ChildAid 2016 among the best ever

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 05:50

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Organisers and performers of ChildAid concert. Staged at the Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, the concert swung from pop to classical to jazz to musicals, and back again.

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The entire ChildAid 2016 company coming together for the final song, A World To Imagine.

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(From left) SPH Chairman Dr Lee Boon Yang, President Tony Tan, Mrs Mary Tan, Senior Minister of State Sim Ann, and editor-in-chief of SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media group Warren Fernandez.

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Vocals/guitar by Nandini Kumar and vocals/ukulele by Lek Zhe E.

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Laura Maurer-Stroh and Ria Chhabra performing I Don't Need Anything But You from the musical Annie.

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A boy enjoying the finale among the balloons.

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Boys Tap Group, Jitterbugs Swingapore.

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Because We Can choreographed by Tiffany Wrightson.

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I've Never Been In Love Before by Joshua Goh (vocals) and Isabelle Ong.

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Chen Jing playing Chopin's Waltz No 1 at the annual ChildAid concert.

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Opening on a sweet celestial note with 20 harpists from Rave Harpers and Sylvia Tan on the guzheng, the charity concert gained strength and intensity with each successive item.

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Little Mix medley by Lim Ho Yi (violinist) from Malaysia, Yuka Kato (pianist) from Japan and Muhd Rizki Ikhsan (cellist) from Indonesia.

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Christabelle Sheum (harpist) and Ong Yi Ting (flautist).

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Matilda The Musical medley - Miracle, Revolting Children, Naughty, When I Grow Up by Kids Performing™ Academy of the Arts.

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Performers pulled out all the stops to wow audiences at the ChildAid concert.

Singapore

LONGTIME fans of the annual ChildAid concerts agree: Its 12th edition was one of its best ever. Opening on a sweet celestial note with 20 harpists from Rave Harpers and Sylvia Tan on the guzheng, the charity concert gained strength and intensity with each successive item - culminating in a string of big group numbers that pulled out all the stops to impress the audience.

Staged at the Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, the concert swung from pop to classical to jazz to musicals, and back again. The genre switches were smoothly navigated by show director Jeremiah Choy. And all the child performers, some as young as seven, delivered impeccably.

The knockout numbers included Jitterbugs Swingapore's high-octane dances choreographed by Tiffany Wrightson, a technically brilliant execution of Chopin's Etude Op 25 by 16-year-old pianist Wang Huang Hao Jia, as well as a sultry rendition of Feeling Good by Nur Liwani Izzati and Tiara Maimum, with dancer Megan Sophie Lau.

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The ChildAid concert raises funds for two children's charities - namely, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund which provides arts training for financially disadvantaged children, and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund which helps such children pay for transport to school and meals during recess.

By the end of the night, the concert had raised S$2.049 million, with top donors Citi, HSBC and UOB each donating S$500,000 and above. This latest figure brings the total sum raised by ChildAid since its 2005 inception to more than S$14 million.

Guest-of-honour President Tony Tan Keng Yam, his wife Mrs Mary Tan, and Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth and for Trade and Industry Sim Ann witnessed the cheque presentation by Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings, Lee Boon Yang, to the respective charities.

Other sponsors included Cogent Holdings Ltd and Suntory Beverage and Food Asia. Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, is the main venue sponsor. ChildAid 2016 is organised by The Business Times and The Straits Times, and produced by arts and culture organisation, The RICE Company Limited.

 

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