Tuesday, December 11, 2012

PASSIONARTS "Sing with a Heart"

On Sunday, before the work plan meeting, I was invited to be a motivator for the Passion Arts Community event: X'Mas in the heartlands - "Sing with a Heart" @ Chong Pang.

PAssionArts Singing Festival – 3 November to 16 December 2012 PAssionArts Singing Festival will be featuring 15 singing events throughout the island for residents to join their family and friends and sing together as one voice. Starting from 3 November - 16 December 2012, there will be mass sing-along sessions held at 15 locations across Singapore. Celebrity hosts and singers will also join in the celebration to sing along with the residents. With a song list that includes some of the most popular songs from 1960s to current hit songs as our favourite Singapore songs, the PAssionArts Singing Festival 2012 will bring the joy of singing right into the heart of our neighbourhoods. This festival is part of the PAssionArts Movement 2015 that aims to bring arts & culture to everyone, everywhere, everyday.
Go to their website to know more about the locations

For those who have not heard about this wonderful initiative,
PAssionArts: Established by The People’s Association with the support of Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, the PAssionArts brand was developed to provide a collective identity to community arts in Singapore. It aims to make arts & culture more accessible to the people by bringing it right to the heart of every constituency in Singapore. The vision is to bring arts & culture to reach “Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday”. The key programmes under the PAssionArts include:
  • Community Music Time;
  • Community Arts Gallery;
  • PAssionArts Hotspots Programme; and
  • PAssionArts Festivals
It was heartening seeing the crowd filled with young, middle-aged and old all gathered in excitement and anticipation for the Christmas event. Armed with clappers, tambourines and the Christmas song book , we were all prepared to celebrate the joys of Christmas with the Chong Pang Residents.

Media Corp Radio DJs Lynette Ang and Jeff Goh was the host for this session of the PAssionArts Singing Festival 2012 and they were such a fun to be with - encouraging the crowd with actions and singing.
I had so much fun and laughter and we sang so many songs!
My favorite that nearly made me tear was "Home" - Singing it at that moment with all races, all ages - 

Of course, we could not just sing on our own. We had the wonderful help of 2 vocals (which I sadly didn't take a front view picture of) ; they were amazing! Kudos! Thanks for leading us in the songs!

Then we had the heartland presentation which touched my heart the most. The children who have practiced so hard - with their violins, their musical voice etc etc - in all different languages.

So honored to be invited to this festival. Totally loved it. Hearts!

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