- Guest-of-Honour Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat performs
- Over 200 elderly attend in-person event to celebrate love
100 performers and volunteers came together to present the Singapore Red Cross’ (SRC) 7th charity concert, A Black Cat Theatre Production: A Mother’s Cheongsam (妈妈的旗袍) on 21 May 2022, at the Theatre at MediaCorp.
Organised on the occasion of Mothers’ Day and World Red Cross Day, with the support of the Hakka clan in commemoration of Wui Chiu Fui Kun’s 200th Anniversary, this concert raised $388,000 for Singapore Red Cross' local humanitarian services which support the vulnerable locally.
The brainchild of SRC Council Member and the concert's Organising Chairperson and Executive Producer, Ms Terene Seow, the concert was inspired by the unconditional love of mothers, and was specially dedicated to them.
For the fourth time running, Senior Minister of State for Transport, Mr Chee Hong Tat graced and performed at the event as the Guest-of-Honour. He delivered a heartwarming rendition of ‘最后的温柔’ and joined the finale performance later that evening.
With the easing of community measures as the COVID-19 situation stabilises, the SRC welcomed elderly friends to the concert for the first time in over two years as part of social engagement. Close to 250 seniors from SRC ElderAid and Toa Payoh West-Thomson Constituency joined 750 guests in enjoying performances by homegrown talents, all of whom have volunteered their time to put up captivating performances.
In his speech, SRC Chairman Mr Tan Kai Hoe thanked all donors, sponsors and volunteers including the cast and crew, "We have been brought together in service to humanity. Your loving kindness brings help and hopes to people in need, giving them the strength and resilience to stand strong in the face of adversity. Thank you for helping to create a community where care, love and hope abound."
Opening the evening's concert, Guest-of-Honour Senior Minister of State for Transport, Mr Chee Hong Tat, enthralled the audience with his special solo performance of《最后的温》('The Last Tenderness'). [Photo by Lai Wei Song, Volunteer]
Emcees for the night, Kwan Seck Mui and Raphael Wong regaled the audience with their cheerful banter. [Photo by Lai Wei Song, Volunteer]
In this performance of《一支小雨伞》(‘One Little Umbrella’) by Ms Terene Seow and Mr Raymond Teo, the couple in the story remained undeterred despite the downpour, pressing on to get to the Singapore Red Cross Charity concert. [Photo by Billy Wong, Volunteer]
Ms Terene Seow, Tallin Ang 洪嫦嫔, and Liao Hsiu Chen 廖秀珍 delivered a lively rendition of《給我一個吻》(‘Give Me A Kiss’). [Photo by Billy Wong, Volunteer]
Tallin Ang 洪嫦嫔 performed her heartfelt rendition of well-loved classic《月亮代表我的心》(‘The Moon Represents My Heart’). [Photo by Wong Leong Jeam, Volunteer]
Ng Kean San 吳天生 and Liao Hsiu Chen 廖秀珍 captivated the audience with their rendition of《巧合》(‘Qiao He’). [Photo by Lai Wei Song, Volunteer]
Lee Pei Fen 李佩芬 took to the stage for a sweet performance of《鲁冰花》(‘Dull-Ice Flower’). [Photo by Wong Leong Jeam, Volunteer]
Capital 95.8FM DJ, Yeow Seng Yong 邱胜扬, joined us to perform two songs,《上海灘》(‘Shang Hai Tan’) and《遊子恨’》‘You Zi Hen’. [Photo by Billy Wong, Volunteer]
The Dance Ensemble Singapore ended the night with a bang with《星光燦烂》(‘Light of Jubilance’). [Photo by Lai Wei Song, Volunteer]
More than 30 volunteers, including backstage and pre-event crew, ushers, and photographers, came together to make sure that everything ran smoothly from start to finish.
SMS Chee Hong Tat stayed on at the end of the night to bid farewell to seniors from the Bishan-Toa Payoh Constituency. [Photos by Lai Wei Song, Volunteer]