I am really honoured to have performed for the SMU Chinese Orchestra annual concert!
And this time, i was personally invited by my ex-conductor, Mr Quek Ling Qiong,
all the way back from secondary school 13 years ago!!
We had a short rehearsal before the performance,
and it definitely brought back fond memories of my Chinese Orchestra days.
Mr Quek has truly always been our favourite conductor;
he has this sense of humour which makes group practices always enjoyable,
yet he knows exactly when to be strict with us so that he can command the respect he deserves.
I was very blessed to have my kind sponsors -
Hairstyling - J7 Image (it lasted literally from morning till night!!) www.j7image.com
Red Gown - La Belle Couture www.labellecouture.com.sg
I absolutely adore my gown!
It fits me to a T and guess what, it was not altered at all!
It came from their latest Petite Series and was godsent :)
I am always very apprehensive towards long gowns but
the kind folks from La Belle gave me a lot of assurance.
They also found this piece which had a slit at the thighs so that it creates an elongating effect :)
Just what i needed!
Groupshot with the Orchestra!
One with Mr Quek before we hit the stage!
We had a short banter in between songs and Mr Quek as usual,
made me cracked up on stage :)
The most amazing part of the night was when i got to sing my original 勇敢証明
with the whole Chinese Orchestra!!!
Mr Quek was very supportive when i proposed the idea of doing my own song,
and i felt really grateful because it takes a lot of work to rearrange a pop song into an orchestra version!!
Mad mad props to the arranger Dayn for the excellent job!!
I had such a great time singing it live against the Orchestra!!!
We ended the night with a 梁文福 Liang Wen Fu Medley,
and this was me leading the whole crowd with the song 小人物的心声
Thank you Elvia for being such a wonderful liaison officer office throughout the process!
She made sure i was well taken care of all the way,
and even carried my gown etc.
Thank you Elvia i love you!!
One with the arranger of my song - Dayn Ng!!!
Thank you for your wonderful rearrangement of my song 勇敢証明，
it was so much more than what i've imagined it to be :)
Last but not least, Mr Quek Ling Qiong!!
I never thought out paths would cross again 13 years later :)
I'm so inspired by your dedication and passion for your craft,
one could only imagine how much hardwork and time you have put in
to build a vibrant arts community,
and to preserve traditional Chinese music.
A huge THANK YOU,
you have no idea how much impact you have made in my life as a performer!
And for that, i will continue to strive to be a better artiste,
just like you :)