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     FrontPage Edition: Sat 19 August 2006

Concert in remembrance of late vocalist Tan Ngiang Kaw


Remembrance Concert of Tan Ngiang Kaw

29 Aug 2006

In remembrance of the male vocalist, the late Tan Ngiang Kaw (陈仰厚), whose virtuosity and versatility won over the hearts of many music audiences and critics in Singapore and beyond, his siblings ¨C all of whom are vocal performers and tutors themselves, will be organising a special concert, "Remembrance Concert of Tan Ngiang Kaw" (¡°教我如何不想他 ¨C 纪念陈仰厚慈善音乐晚会¡±) on Tuesday, 29 August 2006 at 8pm at the Victoria Concert Hall.
Mr Sam Tan, Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC, will grace the event as the Guest-of-Honour.
This concert will present an evening of popular Chinese art songs, folk melodies and arias for vocal music lovers.
It features a glittering cast of illustrious vocalists and three established homegrown chorus, including members of the Tan family - Ngian Hua; Ngian Hong; Wang Cheng and Wan Lee; Prof Zhao Deng Ying (赵登营教授), guest performer and a good friend of the late Mr Tan who hails from China¡¯s Central Conservatory of Music (中央音乐学院); SOKA Chorus; Eastern Arts Male Chorus and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts¡¯ (NAFA) Chamber Chorus.
A highlight of the evening will be a performance by two Year 3 NAFA Music students ¨C Li Yang (李洋; soprano) and Wang Dixia (王迪霞; mezzo-soprano), who are coached by renowned vocalist and NAFA vocal tutor Nancy Yuen. They will delight the audience with their rendition of Ah Guarda Sorella, a duet from Act 1 of ¡°Cosi fan tutte¡± by Mozart.
Tickets for this concert are priced at $20 each (Hotline: 9169 9333 / 8163 3386). The net proceeds of this event will benefit the NAFA Scholarship Fund for setting up two entrance awards for new NAFA vocal students.
The Tan family hopes to sustain these awards and continue to support the training of aspiring NAFA music talents by staging a similar concert on a biennial basis.


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