Singapore, 20 July 2007
- Great news for all young
musical talents looking to do their bit for charity: ChildAid, the
annual charity concert which raises money for The Straits Times School
Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, is back
The event, now in its third year,
is organised by The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The
Business Times Budding Artists Fund, with the National University of
Singapore´s Centre for the Arts coming on board once again as the venue
and production partner.
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides needy school
children with pocket money and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund
provides the funding to nurture the artistic talents of underprivileged
ChildAid showcases Singapore’s top young performing talents below the
age of 19 years and will be held on Nov 27 and 28 at the University
Cultural Centre at NUS.
Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, last year´s two
sold-out concerts, which featured a diversity of musical talents such
as pianist Abigail Sin, singers Janani Sridhar and Nathan Hartono and
little drummer boy Ethan Ong, raised a record S$390,000 for both
Naturally, the editors of both newspapers are hoping that this year´s
concert will be a similar fund-raising success.
Mr Alvin Tay, Editor of The Business Times, said: “We were buoyed by
the overwhelming support given by companies and individual donors to
ChildAid last year.
“Clearly, the two causes do strike a deep chord with many people. We
hope they will continue to give ChildAid their generous support this
“ChildAid also provides a good platform for talented young Singaporeans
to perform on stage for a meaningful cause -- to raise funds for their
less privileged peers.’’
Mr Han Fook Kwang, Editor of The Straits Times, added: “It´s wonderful
to be able to present ChildAid once again.
“ChildAid would not have been made possible without the support from
the public, corporations and NUS Centre For the Arts, our venue and
Ms Christine Khor, Director, NUS Centre For the Arts said that CFA is
delighted once again to partner The Straits Times and The Business
“This is the third year of CFA’s support for ChildAid,” she said. “This
partnership has grown from strength to strength. CFA offers the venue,
plus has a key programming, producing and promoting role.
“ChildAid is in line with CFA’s mission to develop and showcase young
creative talent, part of a holistic spirit NUS instills on campus and
Corporations interested in contributing to ChildAid can contact Ms Shahrena Hassan at 6319-5097 (email firstname.lastname@example.org
), Mr Gerard Wong at 6319-5204 (email@example.com
) or Ms Christine Ang at 6319-5119 (firstname.lastname@example.org
The return of ChildAid also means that this year´s search for more
outstanding performing talents has also started.
The concert organisers are now looking for English-medium acts for the
event. Talents must be Singapore residents less than 19 years old and
should be outstanding talents in the fields of music, dance or
emceeing. Youths who have won national or international competitions or
awards in their respective fields should also highlight these.
The preferred format for audition material is VHS, DVD, VCD, CD or
cassette tape format. Interested youths should include a photograph and
a one-page write-up telling us about yourself and why you want to be
part of ChildAid.
Audition materials can be mailed to:
“ChildAid 2007 Auditions”
NUS Centre For The Arts
University Cultural Centre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
The closing date for submissions is 13 August 2007. Shortlisted youths
will be invited to the auditions which will be held on 1 September
For more details on the auditions, contact Adeline Tan at 6516 6787 or email email@example.com.
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