In line with the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre’s Giving Week, local theatre company Sing’theatre is launching a unique fundraising campaign, with SINGATHON on Sunday, 20th December 2020.
“If people can run a Marathon for a cause, why not sing for a cause, for a Singathon? Especially when the cause is to bring live music to the patients in the hospitals,” explains TJ Taylor, Sing’theatre’s Associate Artistic Director, and the man behind the idea.
From 10 am to 10 pm, singers from all walks of life, music genre, age, and race will sing to raise funds for 365 Days of Music@SingHealth, a program that provides one hour of live music in one of the institutions of SingHealth, every day for 365 days.
“When COVID-19 put the program on hold in February, I was devastated, but we adapted to the new situation and brought the program online”, shares Nathalie Ribette, Sing’theatre Executive and Artistic Director.
Since 29th May, Sing’theatre has brought live music online at Singapore General Hospital weekly. In July, the company then brought live digital performances in Hindi & Tamil to migrant workers quarantined in dormitories at Singapore Expo, and CCF@Bright Vision, and expanded their scope to include interactive zoom concerts to patients of Sengkang General Hospital and Outram Community Hospital in October.
SINGATHON will be streamed on YouTube on 20th December from 10 am to 10 pm. The performers will be a mix of amateurs and professional artists like Neo Swee Lin & Lim Kay Siu who will serenade the audience with their ukulele, as well as other notable artists such as Mina Kaye, Vanessa Kee, Hossan Leong, Joshua Simon, as well as Sing’theatre members TJ Taylor and Nathalie Ribette.
Singathon runs on 20th December 2020 from 10am to 10pm. More information available here To donate, visit their channel here. Singing talents wishing to contribute their voice are welcome to apply to Sing’theatre as well via email.