5,200 participants to perform at Our People, Our Music 2014 – the Singapore’s largest ever concert – at the National Stadium

Singapore, 25 April 2014 (Friday) – Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) has successfully gathered 5,200 participants from 125 performing groups, comprising 14 nationalities, and is set to create Singapore’s historical record-breaking moment on 28 June 2014 at Singapore’s newest and largest sports facility – National Stadium.
 
Our People Our Music aims to bring together Chinese orchestra groups in Singapore, to re-ignite and sustain former orchestra players’ interest and passion in music; to showcase and develop promising orchestra talents and is a tribute to Singapore.
 
This mega concert is possible only with a broad commitment from the community. SCO is pleased to announce that Temasek has joined Tote Board and National Arts Council as one of the concert’s patron sponsors; along with our partners – Singapore Sports Council, Singapore Sports Hub, Ministry of Education and PAssion Arts.
 
Terence Ho, SCO General Manager, said “SCO is honored to have the strong support of all our patron sponsors and partners towards this event, which enhances and confirms our objective of this mega concert to connect the people with the love of Chinese music.”
 
Stephen Forshaw, Temasek’s Managing Director of Strategic & Public Affairs, added, “It is very meaningful to see thousands of Singaporeans coming together, regardless of age or background, to turn their aspirations and ideas into reality. This unique event enables them to perform for many thousands more and share their love of music. As we mark our 40th anniversary, we are delighted to join with SCO’s other sponsors and partners to support Our People Our Music.”
 
Mark Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Sing Lun Group, said “Sing Lun Group is proud to support and be part of this magnificent production by SCO. We hope that this platform of community bonding through music will enhance the stature of Chinese orchestra and its appreciation across generations and nationalities.”
 
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Our People Our Music 2014                                               Music Director/Conductor: Tsung Yeh
 
About Our People, Our Music 2014
To strengthen awareness and appreciation of Chinese music among fellow Singaporeans, Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) gathers all Chinese music lovers to perform together at the newly-built National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub on 28 June 2014 as part of the opening event of the National Stadium. “Our People, Our Music 2014” will attempt to break 4 records, which include the Singapore Book of Records for the largest Chinese orchestra and the largest erhu ensemble, the Guinness World Records and Singapore Book of Records for the largest Chinese drum ensemble. The concert is choreographed by SCO’s Music Director, Tsung Yeh. Local artiste Vincent Ng will perform martial arts with live music by the mega orchestra while Dick Lee will sing live with the mega orchestra in theme song for 1998’s National Day Parade – Home, to lead the 30,000 audience to the climactic moment of the concert theme “Our Home – Singapore!”.
 
 
Concert details:
 
Our People, Our Music 2014: Our Home – Singapore!
Date: 28 June 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
Ticket Prices: $20, $10 (exclusive of Sport Hub Tix fee)
 
Tickets available at Sports Hub Tix
Online booking: 
www.sportshubtix.sg
Booking hotline:  +65 6333 5000
Ticketing outlets:  Sports Hub Tix Box Office (inside Singapore Indoor Stadium)/
                           All Singpost locations

Please visit official website of OPOM for more information: 
www.opom.sg
 
 
About the Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is Singapore’s only professional Chinese orchestra. Inaugurated in 1997, the 82-musician orchestra took on the twin role of preserving traditional arts and culture and establishing new frontiers through the incorporation of Nanyang music elements in its repertoire. SCO has impressed a broadening audience with its blockbuster presentations and is fast establishing itself among its counterparts around the world. Known for its high performance standards and versatility, the SCO is recognized through invitations to perform at numerous prestigious events locally and internationally. In line with its vision to be a world-renowned people’s orchestra, SCO continues to inspire, educate and communicate through its music.
 
About Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub will be Singapore’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with integrated community programming.
 
Consisting of a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, and will take sports to the next level in Singapore.
 
Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub will include the following facilities:
 
  • A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
  • A 6,000-capacity indoor Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
  • A 3,000-capacity Sports Halls which will be scalable and flexible in layout
  • Water Sports featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing
  • 41,000 sq m retail space
  • The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • Singapore Sports Museum
  • Singapore Sports Hub Library
  • Daily community facilities and activities open for Singaporeans, including beach volleyball, hard courts for basketball, lawn bowls, skate park, climbing wall and running/cycling circuit
The Singapore Sports Hub, which is managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the world. It is also Singapore’s largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the PFI award in London in 2011 and the World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013.
 
The Singapore Sports Hub will open its doors in April 2014.
 
For more information, please visit the Singapore Sports Hub website: www.sportshub.com.sg
 
The Public-Private Partnership includes:
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Media Contacts
 
Pang Ze Shuen
Executive (Marketing Communications)
Email: 
zspang@sco.com.sg
DID: 6557 4037 / 8404 1944
 
Koh Mui Leng
Assistant Manager (Marketing Communications)
DID: 6557 4047 / 9833 0556