2020 Virtual Event
Love Without Borders
Online Fundraising Concert
Fundraising in aid of the marginalized children, whose education have been undermined by COVID-19
Event Introduction by Dr. Audrey Chung, Music For People Founder and Artistic Director
Sharing by Mr. Joseph Boon Chai, Founder of Light of Shalom
November 28, 2020 (Sat)
1:00pm SG time
US Pacific Time Nov. 27 (Fri) 10:00pm
Concert live streaming link will be shown on donation receipt
100% percent of proceeds will go directly to support the rural school project
1.5% processing fee applies for credit and debit card donation (by Strip)
Donate by direct deposit of check or cash to Music For People account, pls remark as "LWB"
Love Without Borders is an online fundraising concert organized by Music For People (MFP) and Melaka Youth String Orchestra (MYSO) in partnership with musicians and music communities from different part of the world with the sole purpose to raise funds to support the Rural School Project of Light of Shalom (LOS) in Malaysia.
Light of Shalom (LOS) is a student dormitory in Melaka, Malaysia that houses the marginalized children of the community of Orang Asli in remote/mountainous areas of Peninsular. Due to the pandemic and the social distancing requirement, 145 students were forced to stay at their rural hometown for at least a year. In order to continue to provide education for this group of students and to extend the opportunity for a basic education to a larger number of unschooled Orang Asli children in the rural area, LOS decided to establish the Rural School Project (Sekolah Desa), despite the uncertainty of the current situation. The project will require an immediate funding of RM 150,000 (USD 36,000) to complete its infrastructure by end of 2020.
In view of the above, Music For People , an international non-profit organization music organization in Singapore that focuses on charity through music performances, has taken up the challenge to raise funds for the Rural School Project of LOS. Together with Melaka Youth String Orchestra (MYSO), we have organized this online fundraising concert to help the cause. In the upcoming online concert, 10 performing groups from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, USA, UK will be performing from instrument solo, vocal solo to string ensemble and choral singing. This concert will also feature two performing groups that are currently supported by Music For People: Adelyn Koh (Singapore), the first scholarship recipient of MFP and The Voice of Shalom Children's Choir formed in partnership with Light of Shalom (Melaka, Malaysia). This concert also happens to be the first ever debut of Voice of Shalom since their establishment in February 2020.
This upcoming concert will be sure to not only bring wonderful music and loving melody to our audience, but also to support a wonderful cause that will provide assistance to the Rural School building project and basic education to the unschooled children.
Voice Solo- Adeyln Koh Xin Hui (Singapore)
Piano Solo - Dr. Samantha Ege (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Violin Solo - Dr. Er-Gene Kahng (Arkansas, United States of America)
Saxophone Solo - Shearman Lian (Melaka, Malaysia)
Melaka Youth String Orchestra (Melaka, Malaysia)
Voices of Shalom Children's Choir (Melaka, Malaysia)
Creative Journey Youth Voices (Auckland, New Zealand)
Holy Trinity Cathedral Sunday School Children's Choir (Hong Kong SAR)
Sabah Shern En Methodist Church Young Voices Ensemble (Sabah, Malaysia)
Newton Life Church Choir (Singapore)
Love Without Borders Combined Children's Choir (Melaka, Kuching, Sabah, Johor Bahru- Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand)
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