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Auditions open for 12th ChildAid

This year, past beneficiaries of the charity concert's proceeds will share their story
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 05:50

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Over the years, ChildAid has shone the spotlight on hundreds of child talents, such as ballerinas from the Singapore Ballet Academy in their performance of The Nutcracker in ChildAid 2015.

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THE ChildAid charity concert returns this November at Resorts World Sentosa, this time with the theme Living Dreams.

Organisers The Business Times and The Straits Times are looking for talents aged 19 (as at Jan 1, 2016) and below to join its cast of young performers who can sing, dance, compere or play a musical instrument.

Those interested in performing for a good cause can send a video file (no larger than 15MB) showcasing their talent to childaidca@gmail.com. They should include their name, age, school, contact numbers and a short write-up on why they want to participate in ChildAid.

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If shortlisted, they will be asked to audition on June 18 and 19. Rehearsals will begin from Oct 22 for the concert, which will take place on Nov 18 and 19.

Since its inception in 2005, ChildAid has raised some S$12 million for the two children's charity funds: The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF) and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (ST SPMF).

The former provides arts training for financially disadvantaged children, while the latter helps these children pay for transport to school and meals during recess.

ChildAid creative head Jeremiah Choy says: "This year, in between the wonderful music and performances, we will bring on to stage some past recipients of the BTBAF and ST SPMF who will relate to the audience how the respective funds have made a significant difference to their lives.

"As the concert celebrates its 12th this year, it is a good time to look back and see how far the fund has come and the impact it's made on so many financially disadvantaged children."

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