Here’s Where I Belong, Clementi SG50 Concert


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A fellow PSG member had asked if I wanted to go to the concert, seeing how much I like Xinyao. Her PSG group was purchasing tickets and I could just tagged along. At $35 for front row seats to see Roy Li, why not?

At the end, the concert for me wasn’t just about Roy Li or Xinyao, it was much more than that. It was about me being part of a community of Clementi, where I grew up, seeing the town developed; where my son studied; where my kids play; where we makan every weekend; where we get all our errands done, and where I served as a PSG member to the neighbourhood’s school.

Zhang Mei Xiang from Rediffusion was the perfect host, warming up the audience with her humourous bantering while we waited for schools’ Chinese orchestra or angklung orchestra etc to be set up behind the curtains. This a what the concert on Saturday is about, a concert by the community, aided by popular local xinyao artists, for the community. Thus we see participation from cute primary school kids to senior community club choir members who are octogenarians. Teachers accompanied their students in performing next to professional singers. The teachers looked so cool. How come I never had teachers like them when I was in school?

The concert started at 7pm and ended only 4 hours later. The singings were accompanied by videos and photos of Clementi, before and now. As the photos flashed on the screen, we see glimpses of familiar faces – the tailor, the Indian barber, the watch seller, etc, reminding me of the sense of home. Familiar xinyao singers were joined by new unfamiliar (to me) youths who had their own fans (or friends)in the audience shouting out their names.

Roy Li was the helm of the concert. He was really entertaining to watch even without sidekick Eric Moo around. That’s the reason why we are going for another xinyao concert on Mar 8, just to be entertained by him again.

And why not? One can never really get tired of xinyao, for xinyao is the friend one grew up with, familiar, comfortable and warm.

So see you in March.

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7 Responses to Here’s Where I Belong, Clementi SG50 Concert

  1. Gary Tng says:

    Hi Vicky,

    Really glad to know that you had indeed enjoyed our Here’s Where I Belong Concert, we look forward to your strong support in our event in the near future…

    Feel free to visit our Facebook event page @ https://www.facebook.com/hereswhereibelong where we have uploaded our theme song for Clementi as well as photographs and videos …

    Let the concert not be the end of a song we sang yesterday, but the beginning of many more songs we’ll be singing tomorrow. Let our facebook group be the platform for Singapore songwriters to showcase your talent and your work, to create songs we call our own, to carry on the spirit of Xinyao, and who knows, we may be singing them in SG60, SG70, …. SG100 celebrations!

    Cheers

    Gary Tng
    Here’s Where I Belong
    Organising chairman

    • vickychong says:

      Hi Gary, thanks for organizing such a wonderful event. I look forward to more if it. 恭喜发财

      • Gary says:

        Hi Vicky,

        How are you getting on, very fast a year have past…..We (a group of 音乐的傻瓜) are organising a small unplugged concert ” 音乐的傻瓜”,” Thank you for the Music” on the 29 Feb 2015 (Monday) at 7:00pm at 爱琴海 ticket at $22.90 (incl. 1st drink). Venue is small and cosy, only house 100pax…..let me know if you and any of your friends are interested…. cheers

      • vickychong says:

        Hi Gary. May I know what types of songs? Chinese English genre etc? Can you email me at chong_vicky@hotmail.com

      • Gary TYM says:

        Hi Vicky,

        Consist of both Chinese & English hits of yester year (attached with the event poster for your info)…..Unfortunately the sales of the 100 tickets was so fast that caught us off guard …all the 100 tickets was fully sold out within a day….

        Maybe you would like to add me to your facebook (Mt Facebook User name: Gary Tng) so that down the road if we organise any concert I can furnish you (our loyal supporters) with the first hand news….Cheers

        Thanks for your support

        Gary

      • vickychong says:

        Thanks for info. Congratulations on your sold out concert.

      • Gary TYM says:

        Hi Vicky,

        How are you getting on, very fast a year have past…..We (a group of 音乐的傻瓜) are organising a small unplugged concert ” 音乐的傻瓜”,” Thank you for the Music” on the 29 Feb 2015 (Monday) at 7:00pm at 爱琴海 ticket at $22.90 (incl. 1st drink). Venue is small and cosy, only house 100pax…..let me know if you and any of your friends are interested…. cheers

        Gary

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