Play the Hymn of Love, Convey the Sound of Love Between the Hearts
– “Er Hu Master George Gao Music Charity Concert” Successfully completed !
Sunday, 25th November 2018
On 25th November 2018, at 7.00 pm , the “Er Hu Master George Gao Music Charity Concert” organised by Sian Chay Medical Institution at the Esplanade Concert Hall was a complete success!
Mr. Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker of the Singapore Parliament , was present as the Guest of Honour: Mr. Qiu Yuanxing, Counsellor and Consul General of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore, and Mr. Lim Chee Hau, Economic Counselor of Malaysia High Commission in Singapore were present as Special Guests. Mr. Toh Soon Huat, Chairman of Sian Chay Medical Institution, Organizing Committee Chairperson Ms. Michelle Lu , Directors of Sian Chay Medical Institution and people from all walks of life attended the concert. Mr. George Gao , the Master of Er Hu, together with the international performers, presented a stunning charity concert for more than 1,600 guests. With the support of the sponsors and the benevolent persons, the concert raised a total of $310,000.
At the concert, Mr. George Gao , the Er Hu Master, played 14 different Er Hu songs, including self composed songs, Chinese folk songs, Western classical music, waltz music, film music and Canadian folk songs with his innovative “Shao Qin Er Hu”. The Canadian and the United States Violin Open champion Shane Cook, Canada’s three-time tap dance champion Sarah Robinson, and multi-instrumentalist and tap dancer Kyle Weymouth were on stage with George Gao as special guests, performing for the charity and conveying the voice of love through the hearts.
Although it was an Er Hu themed concert, it was different from everyone’s understanding of traditional Er Hu. The songs played by Er Hu Master George Gao were sometimes passionate and sometimes mild, retaining the tradition while reflecting the innovative style of the times. The guests and the audience quickly perceived the charm of the Shao Qin. The performance also resonated with the audience. A nursery rhyme “Weaving the Flower Basket”, presented by Chinese Canadian singer Zhang Haijing, was cheerful and joyful, and drew endless applause from the audience; The classic songs evoked countless memories. The concert ended at 9:30pm. After the concert, the artistes of various music festivals took group photos with the performing guests and Er Hu Master George Gao as a record of this charity concert filling with love.
Sian Chay has been promoting the core values of “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing” and integrated them into the daily conduct of everyone. Sian Chay advocates the belief that “From the society, For the society. To care for the disadvantaged groups, with labour or money. Wishing everyone working together to contribute to charity cause within ones own efforts.” Because we know that “Nation Progresses, Family Prospers; Family Harmony, Successful Endeavours. Forward with the Nation ,Bonding with the People. This can make a better society .” Since 2008 when Mr. Toh Soon Huat assumed Chairmanship , with the support of the public and the hard work of the Board of Directors and management, the century-old Sian Chay has been renewed with new vitality. Within a few years, Sian Chay has developed into a charitable organization with 15 branches serving over 1,200 patients daily and supported 4 wellness centres visited by 10,000 residents yearly. Sian Chay has received unanimous recognition and compliments from the patients and benevolent people in the society.
In the past four years (2014 to 2017), Sian Chay has served 980,000 patient visits and dispensed 1.81 million dosages of prescription. The number of patient visits and prescription dosages are increasing significantly. In the next five years (2018-2022), the number of patient visits is estimated at 2.5 million, and the number of dosages of prescription is estimated at 4.8 million.
We can’t decide the length of life, then we decide its width and make it more meaningful. In the process of life, we should change and improve ourselves at every moment, every occurrence, every experience, every bottleneck and make our life distinctive and benefit the world. Helping one person is equivalent to helping a family. Helping a person is equivalent to helping a family. If anyone is sick, the mood of the family will be affected. Our mission is to help patients get relief from suffering, relieve their pain, and create a healthy and blissful family and a harmonious society. And these are also adhering to the charity spirit of Sian Chay: Trust ,Action , Attitude and Conduct form the integrity and virtues of charity work.
Thanks to our Guest of Honour Mr. Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker of the Singapore Parliament for his gracious presence and support. Thanks to Special Guests Mr. Qiu Yuanxing, Counsellor and Consul General of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore, and Mr. Lim Chee Hau, Economic Counselor of Malaysia High Commission in Singapore for the kind attendance and support. Thanks to Ms. Michelle Lu for organising the charity concert and donation of $100,000. Thanks to Er Hu Master Mr. George Gao as well as the international performing artistes for the wonderful performance. Thank you for your assistance to charity. Your love will help to relieve the pain and reduce the burden of more unprivileged patients . It is so warm to have you with Sian Chay.
I look forward to the benevolent people from all walks of life to support Sian Chay to expand the service for the public. I look forward to your participation and support. Gratitude and Blessing!