I am doing this plug for my friends at ANIC as they are supporting several worthy organisations. This concert raises funds for the various organisations in Singapore.
This concert have been put up since 2005 by the Spaces Community. SPACES is a non-profit counseling and volunteer community service agency. SPACES is consciously inclusive & welcome people from diverse backgrounds.
Here are some excerpts from their website.
A Nation In Concert is about changing the self to change society, and about transformation – from indifference and self-doubt to courage and empathy. Through music, drama, dance and the magic of theatre, A Nation In Concert will inspire us all to venture beyond our comfort zone and discover the strength within ourselves to change the world for the better.
Jerry Siah, chairman of one of the organising body, Spaces, does not wish to portray A Nation in Concert as a charity concert. “People generally do not want to put themselves through an emotional roller-coaster ride and A Nation in Concert is definitely not going to be one. We would like to assure the public that A Nation in Concert is nothing but entertaining. While a number of the artists have disabilities, the whole experience of training and performing is an enjoyable one. Having disabilities is not the same as being disabled”, he explained.
With professional help from director Jonathan Lim, playwright Desmond Sim, costume designer Francis Louis Ler, and artistes Chermaine Ang ( Boeing Boeing ), Pierre Goh( Poetic License ), Timothy Nga( Private Parts ), Karen Tan( Chase ), Christina Sergeant( The Visit ), Timothy Go (CNA Newscaster ),Tony Quek( Ah Gong’s Birthday ) and Chua En Lai ( Oei, Sleeping Beauty ) who are all involved on a voluntary basis, the audience will be treated to a magical show of songs, dances and dramas. For more information, you may log on to www.anationinconcert.com
About A Nation in Concert
The show charts a delightful journey of laughter, learning and love. This is a concert-drama with a difference. It is a magical and musical world of the colourful insect kingdom, along with touching songs, groovy dances and colourful drama set against the grandeur of the transformed Esplanade Concert Hall. The show features music ranging from evergreen songs to pop favorites, and dance items ranging from rhumba and cha-cha to hip-hop and Bhangra.
Penned by playwright Desmond Sim and directed by Jonathan Lim, with exquisite costumes designed by Amor Meus’ Francis Louis Ler, the concert also features volunteer guest artistes playing weird and wonderful insects, including Tony Quek, Christina Sergeant, Timothy Go, Chermaine Ang, Karen Tan, Pierre Goh Chua En Lai and Timothy Nga. This dramatic journey features moving performances by over a hundred beneficiaries.
Concert Dates: Sat 11 Oct 2008, 7.30 p.m. Sun 12 Oct 2008, 3.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Victoria Theatre 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558
Sun Matinee: Cat 1: $40, Cat 2: $35, Cat 3: $30
Sat and Sun Evening: Cat 1: $45, Cat 2: $40, Cat 3: $35
This programme is eligible for the 60% STB Arts Grant subsidy.
ALL primary and secondary schools, JCs, ITEs and CIs may use the Arts Grant to subsidize up to 60% of the ticket price.
Please note that the section About A Nation in Concert was the synopsis for the previous years’. Apparently, my sources told me that there will some significant changes to this year