Sunday, July 17, 2016

A World to Imagine 2016 for Child Aid Asia, a Concert by Youth for Youth

Last Saturday, Mommy Jane and Little Angels were invited to attend a charity concert by Youth for Youth with the title "A World to Imagine 2016" for Child Aid Asia Kuala Lumpur. The mission of the concert is to nurture and develop artistic talents among underprivileged children and empowering them so that they are able to contribute positively towards a better future for themselves, their family and for their community.
Children from Asia countries i.e. Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Philipines and Indonesia had gathered together to perform for this charity concert. Most of the children performing at these concerts are from well-to-do backgrounds and who have had the benefit of a proper arts education from the time they were very young. Many of them are exceptionally talented and experienced performers who have performed on the global stage, and come forward to help out by donating their time and effort. These children also travel to our other overseas concerts, representing their home country at these afflilate events, and sharing the stage with the local talents.
The concert starts with a Welcome Speech by Ralph Lim, a founder of Child Aid Asia, follow by a speech by Dato' Faridah Merican, Co-Founder of The Actors Studio & KLPAC, Mr Siaw Wei Tang, President of Kiwanis Club of Damansara and YB Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister at Prime Minister Department.
Ralph Lim, a founder of Child Aid Asia
Dato' Faridah Merican, Co-Founder of The Actors Studio & KLPAC
Mr Siaw Wei Tang, President of Kiwanis Club of Damansara
YB Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Minister at Prime Minister Department 
After the speech, all the audiences were entertained by the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth. Ang Misyon, Inc (AMI), a non-profit corporation founded by First Philippine Holdings Chairman Federico R. Lopez, and renowned Filipino Concert Pianist, Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz. The mission of AMI is to help eradicate poverty through social change, creating career paths in Classical Music orchestral performance and redevelopment of its Arts & Culture scene in the Philippines. They had performed "A World to Imagine", "Beethoven 1st Movement from Symphony No. 5", "Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1", "Marquez Danzon No. 2", "Philipines Airs Medley" and "Bizet Les Toreaors from Carmen Suite".
Orchestra of the Filipino Youth
The Emcees of the Concert was lead by 2 pretty ladies and a gentleman, representatives from Youth for Youth. Magdealene Ho, 11 years old and a year 5 student of the Purcell School for Young Musicians in United Kingdom had played the piano throughout the whole concert.

Magdealene Ho 
Cristi Madrid and Zoe Hong had sing "When your Feet Don't Touch the Ground". 
Cristi Madrid and Zoe Hong, both teenager vocalist had won numerous singing competitions
Michael Anthony, a 13 year old autistic and blind student of Jakarta had a perfect pitch, extraordinary audio memory and innate superb keyboard layout imaging allows him to move his fingers around the piano accurately without vision. He had performed "The Dancer River Flows in You" which had amaze all of us. 
Michael Anthony
Melvin Gnai, 14, inherited the music talent from his parents. He had extraordinary gift in string instruments such as violin, gu zhen, er hu, ukelele, acoustic guitar and the drums. He has performed "My Own Composition".
Melvin Gnai
Melvin Gnai and Zoe Hong had performed "Arena Cahaya", a song from Ola Bola movie
Cheque presentation by YB Tan Sri Joseph Kurup to National Cancer Society of Malaysia and Child Aid Asia Malaysia from the collections of the concert and donation from various organisations and individuals to the charity concert.


After the cheque presentations, the Chinese Band had performed the Chinese Orchestra. There are 9 young talented musicians from Malaysia aged from 14 years old to 20 years old. These young musicians from different background have united for the love for Chinese music brings us the joy of Chinese Music through "Ju Hua Tai Qian Li Zhu Wai".
Zoe Hong, Yumi Chung, Cristi Madrid, Gabri Panlilio & CAA Live Band had also performed "Feel the Light", "Roar" and "Abba Medley". At the end of the concert, all the performers came out to the stage and performed "Man in the Mirror" together.

Mommy Jane and Little Angels were truly amazed with the performance of each and every child on the stage. They had performed extraordinary for the love of music and from the performance, Mommy Jane hope to instill the love of music on Little Angels and show to them that if they want to excel in music, they can if they want to. Like Michael Anthony, being handicapped doesn't stop him from doing something that he loves to do and he had performed much much better than normal child. Mommy Jane hope that Little Angels, CW who is learning piano and WH who is learning guitar now will performed like them one day and for WT, hope he will continue with his drum lesson soon.
Mommy Jane with Little Angels, CW, WH and WT at KLPAC




14 comments:

  1. I think Melvyn played 'Ready, Go!' instead of My Own composition if not mistaken...

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    1. Kylie, the concert programme list said that Melvyn performed "My Own Composition" and didn't mentioned who performed "Ready, Go !".

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  2. That is so nice, it is always good to know that big corporations are giving back to our society.

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    1. Cheryn, indeed it is. Helping the unfortunate to excel in music.

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  3. This is so cool. The kids are so talented. Thumbs up to the organizers

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    1. Thumbs up to the sponsors and donors too.

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  4. It is always heartwarming and fun watching stage plays... Miss watching it.. and want to go watch more of these....

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    1. Miera, me too. Love how Anthony had played the piano professionally even though he was autistic and blind.

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  5. Great event! love watching kids perform their great talent.. i'm sure they were amazing!

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    1. Lily, all the kids performed very well and all the audiences had enjoyed so much.

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  6. What a great event! Those kids are so talented.

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    1. Shini, they are really talented. Hope they will excel further in future.

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