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Published: Thursday January 23, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 23, 2014 MYT 10:05:48 AM

Young musicians stage concert in aid of Typhoon Haiyan victims

Young students from the Suzuki Violin Ensemble performing a few numbers such as “Fiddle Time” by Kathie Blackwell and variations of “Twinkle” by Mozart.

Young students from the Suzuki Violin Ensemble performing a few numbers such as “Fiddle Time” by Kathie Blackwell and variations of “Twinkle” by Mozart.

A GROUP of talented young musicians came together for a noble cause at the Let’s Start Giving Charity Concert to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, at Shaftsbury Camerata in Cyberjaya recently.

The concert, organised by The Music Professionals academy in collaboration with Mercy Malaysia, saw about 80 young musicians from the school perform both classical and modern pieces on a variety of instruments such as piano, violin, cello as well as vocal ensembles.

Principal Ng Mei Fong said the concert aimed to instil a spirit of charity and goodwill among the students.

“As a child, they might feel helpless to offer aid when they hear news of terrible disasters,” said Ng, who has a Masters in Music.

“Through this event, they are able to use their talents to help people in need,” she said, adding that they aimed to raise RM10,000 for the cause.

“As musicians, we can use our skills and talents to help others,” said Ng.

The funds will be used to buy medical equipment and supplies to help the victims.

The performers played and sang a number of songs throughout the two-hour concert, including the Let’s Start Giving theme song by the MusicPro Camerata Vocal Ensemble.

The songs were picked based on the theme of helping those in need, such as Heal the World by Marty Paich and We are the World by Michael Jackson.

The violin solo of Twinkle Variation was performed by three-year-old Emma Tan and four-year-old Tan Wei Hao.

Meanwhile, the MusicPro Camerata group also played classical songs such as Mozart’s Divertimento in F and Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.

Teachers also did their part by performing Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms and Cavatina by Joachim Raff.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Community, Central Region, Family & Community, music, charity, concert, Cyberjaya, The Music Professionals

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