Singapore, 24 April 2015 -- Singapore superstars Stefanie Sun and JJ Lin have joined the line-up of artists for Sing50, the mega concert organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times at the National Stadium on7 August.Also performing is ever popular Asian diva Tracy Huang, who is hitting the road again with two sold-out solo concerts in Taipei in May, and making her comeback after an illustrious singing career spanning four decades.The event to celebrate Singapore’s 50th Jubilee will showcase songs composed, performed or made popular by Singapore artists over the past five decades.
Mandopop queen Sun, pop prince Lin and veteran songbird Tracy join a list of well-known names from across music genres and languages. They include Cultural Medallion recipients Dick Lee and Jeremy Monteiro, as well as Rahimah Rahim, Vernon Cornelius, Jeffrydin, Mohamad Raffee, Mohamed Bashir, Ramli Sarip, M.S. Maniam, Douglas O, Jacintha Abisheganaden, Rani Singam, Melissa Tham, Wendi Koh, Babes Conde, Najip Ali, Sheikh Haikel, THELIONCITYBOY, The Pinholes, WilTay and Amni Musfirah. The star-studded cast also includes Singapore Idol Sezairi, Malay folk singer-songwriter Art Fazil, hip hop artist Shigga Shay, home-grown band The Oddfellows, singing duo Jack and Rai, the multi-talented X'Ho, as well as the stars of tomorrow like winner of the Viewers Popularity at the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival 2015 Reuby, funk musician Dru Chen and YouTube sensation Ling Kai. Two internationally known artists will join the Singapore stars at Sing50. There will be special appearances by Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang and Apl.de.ap, a member of The Black Eyed Peas. Completing the line-up are a 1,000-member choir, a 100-strong orchestra, 50 pianists and 50 rappers.The concert will include songs in all languages and from all genres, including pop, jazz, rock, musicals, xinyao, and the Malay and Indian pop music scene.Said Jeremiah Choy, creative director of Sing50: “All efforts have been made to make the Sing50 concert an exciting showcase for the audience to enjoy and to celebrate 50 years of Singapore Music. It is impossible to include every talented musician in our two- hour concert, and we wished we could have. “Even as we curate the concert from an extensive list of songs and performers from Singapore, we will also be working with two international performers, Lang Lang and Apl.de.ap, for our piano and rap segments. I am excited to be working with so many talents and I hope that we will inspire each other to create more songs for Singapore in the next 50 years.”Sing50 Highlights A visual and musical treat is in store for the audience, where 50 pianists will perform a specially commissioned composition by Cultural Medallion recipient Kelly Tang, titled Concerto in Three Movements - Celebrating Singapore’s 50th Year. It will feature a high-energy first segment, followed by a tender, reflective ballad before an intricate presentation of the traditional folk song, Geylang Sipaku Geylang. The pianists, whose age range from seven to 52, will be led by Lang Lang and accompanied by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.The concert will feature a number of collaborations between artists. JJ Lin will perform 灵魂的共鸣 (Clash of the Souls) with Lang Lang, while Ricky Ho, Golden Horse award-winning composer, will create a new musical arrangement to some of Stefanie Sun’s chart toppers specially for Sing50. Singapore rap artists Najip Ali, Sheikh Haikel, Shigga Shay, THELIONCITYBOY and 50 rappers from the community will work with Apl.de.ap for what promises to be a high-energy rap segment. The concert will end on a high note with five of Singapore’s most popular songs presented in a special arrangement by music director and composer Indra Ismail. The finale will be performed by Dick Lee, powerhouse diva Rahimah Rahim, soulful jazz singer Rani Singam, rising stars and ChildAid alumni Amni Musfirah and Ariadna Padron, and the choir. Sing50 is a celebration of Singapore’s rich, diverse music heritage. The Straits Times and The Business Times hope to engage the community, especially students, by sharing with them Singapore’s rich music heritage and this engagement will continue beyond the concert. In the weeks leading up to 7 August, there will be a series of pop-up concerts at VivoCity and Resorts World Sentosa featuring aspiring musicians performing Singapore songs.
Tickets are priced at $20 excluding ticketing fees. Public sales for Sing50 tickets will begin at 10am on Monday, 27 April 2015. Members of the public can purchase the tickets through the following channels:OnlineVisit www.sportshubtix.sg PhoneCall +65 3158 7888Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10.00am to 8.00pm; Sundays and public holidays, 12pm to 8pmBox OfficeSingapore Indoor Stadium2 Stadium WalkSingapore 397691Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10.00am to 8.00pm; Sundays and public holidays, 12pm to 8pmOutletsAll SingPost outletsOur supporters Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd is the presenting sponsor and Resorts World Sentosa is the supporting presenter. For every member of the audience present at the Sing50 concert, Sing50 sponsor Zurich will donate $5 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund. The RICE Company Limited is the executive producer of the Sing50 concert and Steinway Gallery Singapore is the piano partner.For more information, please visit www.sing50concert.sg. Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E For more information, please contact:Yasminbee Sheikh (Ms)Integrated CommunicationsThe RICE Company LimitedEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgYeo Siew Chi (Mr)ManagerCorporate Communications & CSRSingapore Press Holdings LimitedDID: 6319 1586Email: email@example.comAbout Sing50 concert
Sing50 is a celebration concert of 50 years of Singapore Music co-organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. The two-hour long concert will be staged at the new National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub on 7th August 2015, two days ahead of Singapore's 50th National Day. The mega concert will feature iconic popular songs, composers, performers and stories that mark the milestones of music in Singapore for the past 50 years. The concert will also showcase both established and new talents from an almost all-Singapore cast in the local and international music scene. This inter-generational music concert is a birthday gift to the nation's golden jubilee SG50 celebrations.About the Sing50 Fund
The Sing50 Fund is initiated to preserve and celebrate Singapore music heritage by fostering knowledge of and affection for Singapore music in our children and the community. The Fund provides music resources such as pianos and vocal trainers to support the singing of Singapore songs, and organises Singapore song competitions and concerts to promote and popularise these songs. The Fund is supported by The Straits Times and The Business Times, and is managed by The RICE Company Limited.The Sing50 Fund originates from the Sing50 mega concert in celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee in 2015. The concert features performances of iconic and popular songs across genres, cultures and communities to mark 50 years of Singapore music. About The Straits Times
The Straits Times is the English-language flagship daily of Singapore Press Holdings and the most-read newspaper in Singapore. It was launched on July 15, 1845, and provides comprehensive coverage of local, regional and international news. It has 20 bureaus in major cities worldwide, with its correspondents providing a Singapore perspective on what is happening around the world. Complementing the main title are weekly lifestyle supplements Digital Life, Urban and Mind Your Body, as well as IN and Little Red Dot for students.
The Straits Times is also on digital platforms with its website at www.straitstimes.com. It also has ioS and Android apps, and a menu of e-books housed in a separate Straits Times Star app.
The Straits Times has won multiple international awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (Panpa) and Society of News Design. It was named Singapore Newspaper of the Year 2014 and 2013 by Marketing magazine and voted Singapore’s favourite newspaper 2013 by Superbrands.
Its website www.straitstimes.com won gold in “Best In Online Media” at the 2012 Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards. Its Communities microsites platform was named 2014 Digital Innovation of the Year award by Panpa, and got Gold in the Best in Social Media category at the 2013 Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards.
About The Business Times The Business Times, a member of the Singapore Press Holdings group, is South-east Asia's leading financial daily. BT brings to its readers daily corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary on print and digital platforms. It provides readers with in-depth coverage of Singapore and Asian business and economic developments, as well as global trends that impact Singapore business. BT's lifestyle journalists bring busy executives the latest in recreation, entertainment, the arts, design, food and shopping. For more information, please visit businesstimes.com.sg.Facebook: facebook.com/TheBusinessTimesTwitter: @BTbreakingnewsLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/the-business-timesGoogle+: plus.google.com/+BusinessTimesSgBT
About The Rice Company Limited
The RICE Company Limited is a non-profit organisation that harvests the potential of the arts and culture for the development of human lives and connecting communities locally and around the world. locally and around the world. The RICE Company Limited was incorporated on March 2014 and is a registered charity with an IPC.