4 Oct 2017, 9am
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4 Oct 2017, 10am
The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) proudly presents its first-ever public music performance by The Recital of Joy Music Interest Group comprising of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and staff!
Be entertained by the music group’s tuneful and catchy repertoire of contemporary and evergreen tunes for choir, ukulele and a piano solo. This concert is a showcase of the group’s determination, talent and versatility and the concert aims to celebrate life and camaraderie in the fight against cancer.
The Recital of Joy Music Interest Group was created this year in July by NCCS as a support programme for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The intentions are to promote relaxation, self-confidence, emotional and psychological healing as well as learn to cope with life’s challenges with hope and positivity through the enjoyment of musical activities with like-minded individuals in a non-threatening and non-clinical setting. The group has more than 35 participants, with the oldest active member at 72 years old. Members learn to play the ukulele and sing in harmony at the music group sessions.
The Harmony for Hope Concert provides an excellent platform for the music interest group to discover and express their unique self musically, embrace the joy of performing and cultivate the spirit of community. It is hoped that their public performance will send a strong message of encouragement to those in our community who are battling cancer that their journey need not be all doom and gloom. Cancer patients and survivors can still lead purposeful lives by making a difference through their talents.
The Harmony for Hope Music Concert is curated by Music Solutions, a leading provider of performing arts enrichment programmes to local and international institutions.
Book your tickets now and join the fight against cancer! Show your support to cancer patients and survivors in our midst. Net proceeds from this event will be donated towards patient care at NCCS.
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
(With 10 minutes interval)
Rating / Age Limit
- No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old
- Children 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event
Recital of Joy Music Interest Group
The Recital of Joy Music Interest Group was started by the National Cancer Centre Singapore in July this year as a support programme for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers with the intention of bringing about relaxation, self-confidence, emotional and psychological healing through the enjoyment of musical activities with like-minded individuals in a non-threatening and non-clinical setting.
To date, more than 35 patients, cancer survivors and caregivers have joined the group, with the oldest active member at 72 years old. Participants learn to play the ukulele as well as how to exercise their vocal chords and sing properly. To prepare for their first-ever public performance, the participants have practiced hard over the past few months while benefitting from the therapeutic aspects of music.
The Harmony for Hope Music Concert is curated by Music Solutions, a leading provider of performing arts enrichment programmes to local and international institutions. Music Solutions have served over 100 primary and secondary schools, inspiring students to develop their interests in music and dance.
Be entertained by the music group’s tuneful and catchy repertoire of contemporary and evergreen tunes for choir, ukulele and a piano solo. This concert is a showcase of the group’s determination, talent and versatility.
Having been through the music conservatory system herself since Secondary School in Japan, Miki Arimura received her Bachelor's degree in piano performance from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, after which she attended the University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC) in the USA where she earned a diploma in contemporary music performance.
With international experiences under her belt, Ms. Arimura then entered the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles, where she studied under Vicki Ray, a renowned contemporary pianist, and earned a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.). During her studies, she taught other students the piano as a Teaching Assistant and accompanied a wide range of musicians, including artists from an Indonesian "gamelan" as well as musicians from the Japanese film "Maboroshi".
Some of Miki's other public performances include a modern music festival sponsored by the Japanese Embassy in Washington D.C., a solo recital at the G. Nicolini Piacenza Conservatory in Italy in 2014, and a series of recitals titled "Oto no Kokoromi", organized and performed by herself. The first performance was collaboration with Gamelan music at the Kagurazaka Ongaku no Tomo Hall in Tokyo, Japan in 2007 and the second one focused on piano four hands at Garba Hall in Tokyo in 2017, respectively.
For the Harmony for Hope Music Concert, this talented individual will be performing her piano solo, singing and piano accompanying the choir as well as playing the ukulele.