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Music – Afternoon music recital – songs from around the world for peace. The Hope Choir
September 25, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
THE HOPE CHOIR.
If you have not met The Hope Choir before you will be amazed by their singing. If you already know them then they need no introduction. FVH has supported them ever since they were formed, they are like our extended family. And we do everything we can to try to promote their recitals and to gather an audience.
They are a group of blind or severely visually impaired singers and folk musicians. They are an amazing choir – not because of their disabilities but because they simply are stunning at what they do. The choir was set up about 15 years ago by pianist Ton That Triem and his opera singer wife Xuan Thanh. What they have achieved with minimal funds and little resource is incredible.
Triem teaches them the meaning of each word, they transcribe the lyrics into braille, they learn the songs from braille and sing in the language of that song – from Spanish, Sri Lankan, to Portuguese, English, French, Japanese etc. They need the support of the international community to keep going; the Embassy community is traditionally a wonderful support for them as the choir sings at many national days. Some of the choir come from families where 2-3 of the siblings are also blind. They come from lives which are very hard and yet for many they have made incredible personal achievements – even going abroad to study, getting masters degrees.
There is no entry cost but those coming from FVH we always have an FVH donation envelope for them. The recital is open to everyone as Triem invites his network of people.
3pm-5pm Sunday 25 September
Venue The blind centre/bline massage centre at 21b Lạc Trung, off Kim Ngưu Street. (but it’s not mentioned on any map as a blind centre). it is next to Nguyen Dinh Chieu School. https://goo.gl/maps/bRaMfzGS4y3mMZr5A
there is an alley with 21b on the gate post, to the left hand side of the school as you face the school, go down the alley to the end is a white building and it is here.
Everyone is welcome to come but if you know you are definately coming please let Stella know so that we can keep spaces for FVH firstname.lastname@example.org