Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Andy, Veronica, Mike, Herb - The Silver Strings

"ReUnion of the 60s" at Vivo City 8th November, 2008 gig that started this blog. (Photo: copyright reserved). Front: Veronica, Masrom, Herb, Albert. Back: Mike, Andy, Danny, Bobo, Aloysius, Audie.
Image: Andy Lim Collection.
7 November 2008
Popular 60s Artistes Make a Comeback in First Ever Charity Concert to Raise $65,000 for Disadvantaged Students

Their heyday may have been decades ago but 21 popular artistes of the time will be making a comeback and reviving hits of the 60s at the Reunion of the 60s Charity Concert on Saturday 8 November 2008 at 6.00 pm at the VivoCity Amphitheatre (rooftop of VivoCity) to raise funds for disadvantaged students. The concert aims to raise $65,000 towards the Association of Muslim Professionals’ (AMP) Ready for School Fund.

Through this charity concert, organisers Banquet Holdings and ThaiExpress Restaurant hope to emphasise the important role that corporate bodies need to play in contributing to the needy in the community. Both organisers also, through their support for the Ready for School Fund, wish to increase awareness among the public about the Fund and the value of education and the need to support the young in their educational pursuit.

The concert will feature popular performing artistes in the 60s such as Silver Strings, Andy Young, Wilson David, Mike & Herb, Max Surin, Michael Goh, Esquire, The Trailers and Veronica Young. The guest band of the event is The Blackjacks.

The Guest of Honour for the event is Mr Zainudin Nordin, Mayor of Central Singapore CDC and MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. The Ready for School Fund disburses cash and school essentials such as stationery and school bags to students from the preschool to post-secondary levels at the beginning of every academic year to ensure that they begin school with confidence. The Fund also offers bursary awards to outstanding students who wish to further their education to a polytechnic or university. It is open to disadvantaged students of all races.

Thus far, the Fund has assisted some 2,000 students since it was established in 2002. It is hoped that by providing such assistance, it will help alleviate the family’s financial situation and also ensure that the students are not left behind in their educational pursuit.
We invite members of the media to join us at the concert on Saturday 8 November 2008 at 6.00pm at the VivoCity Amphitheatre (rooftop of VivoCity). Please find attached the programme schedule for the event at Annex.

Saturday 8 November 2008 VivoCity Amphitheatre
Programme 6.00pm

Arrival of Guests and Audience 6.30pm
Arrival of Guest of Honour (GOH) Mr Zainudin Nordin Mayor,
Central Singapore District MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC 7.00pm

Welcome Speech Mr Alan Lee Managing
Director Banquet Holdings Pte Ltd 7.05pm
Acknowledgement Speech Mr Mohd Anuar Yusop Executive Director Association of Muslim Professionals 7.10pm

Speech by GOH Official Opening of Concert 7.15pm
Presentation of Cheque by GOH to AMP Ready for School Fund 7.30pm
Reunion of the 60’s Charity Concert begins 10.30pm End

Posted by Andy Young* at 11:00 AM


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Silver Strings,huh? How apt now. Great pic. Let me know when's the next performance.