A Resounding Golden Jubilee – SCO to raise funds with an evening of fundraising gala dinner and concert on 9 October

Singapore, 14 September 2015 (Monday) – The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will hold its Fundraising Gala Dinner and Concert on 9 October 2015 (Friday) at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Hotel. This event will be graced by SCO Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

SCO’s annual fundraising gala raises funds for the development and to fund the operations of the orchestra. Under the baton of Music Director Tsung Yeh, this year’s fundraising gala theme “A Resounding Golden Jubilee” will be SCO’s tribute to the nation’s golden 50th birthday. The evening, which comprises of two segments, will start with the first segment of three repertoires specially selected and dedicated to Singapore and all guests – Medley of Drama Theme Songs, An Independent Note (renowned local veteran actor Lim Kay Tong as narrator) and Home.

As guests enjoy the 5-course fusion dinner, the second segment of the concert will feature the beauty and uniqueness of the Chinese instrument sheng. Sheng is the instrumental theme of this year’s fundraising gala dinner and concert. SCO musicians will showcase sheng’s pieces including Making Up The Numbers, the world premiere of sheng and orchestra piece Vitality composed by sheng musician Zhong Zhi Yue, J.S. Bach’s Air – Suite No. 3 in D major and Bob Gaudio’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Press and media are cordially invited to SCO’s Fundraising Gala Dinner and Concert 2015.

Programme:
6.00pm – Arrival of guests
6.45pm – Guests to be seated
7.15pm – Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
             – Opening address by fundraising committee chairperson, Mrs Goh Chok Tong
             – Welcome address by SCO Board Chairman, Mr Patrick Lee
             – Token presentation to donors
8.15pm – Dinner
8.30pm – Concert (1st segment)
9.10pm – Dinner resumes
9.30pm – Concert (2nd segment)
10.30pm – End of event

Please RSVP your attendance to Ms Toh Wei Lin at 6557 4037 or wltoh@sco.com.sg by 25 September.

Please contact the following media officers for more information, photographs and interviews.

Media Contacts

Toh Wei Lin
Executive (Marketing Communications)
Email: wltoh@sco.com.sg
Tel: 6557 4037 / 8121 6966

Koh Mui Leng
Assistant Manager (Marketing Communications)
Email: mlkoh@sco.com.sg
Tel: 6557 4047 / 9833 0556