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Afternoon music recital – songs from around the world. The Hope Choir
June 28, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Hope Choir is a group of singers and folk musicians who are blind or a few of them are severely visually impaired. They are an amazing choir – not because they are blind but because quite simply they are amazing singers and musicians.
We are invited to an afternoon recital of various medleys from across the globe at their blind centre 21b Lac Trung – Sunday 28 Jun @ 3pm, It will end 4.30pm/5pm
We hope as many people can attend as possible to support them. 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. If you have not heard them perform before then they are one group of people you cannot miss. They are amazing, so please come along if you can. If you already know the choir then they need no introduction.
They sing the songs in the language of that song – from Russian, Spanish, Sri Lankan, to Portuguese, English, French, Japanese etc. Triem teaches them the meaning of each word, they transcribe the lyrics into braille and they learn the song from braille. They need the support of the international community to keep going; the Embassy community has traditionally been a great support for them. Some of them 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.
If you would like to come, and for more info and location please RSVP to Stella .
There is no entry cost but we hope anyone attending would like to make a contribution to the FVH donation envelope for them – however big or small you would like as the choir relies on and needs community donations.
The choir recently sang with FVH at our 20th anniversary event and they surpassed themselves. FVH is proud to be long time partners with the Hope Choir.