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A Fundraising Christmas Concert Raised
Over $158,000 for St Luke's Hospital (SLH)
and St Luke's Eldercare Centres (SLEC)

The one-night concert, organised by Zonta Club of Singapore, was held at the University Cultural Centre on 3 December 2005. The Guest-of-Honour was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry and Mrs Balakrishnan.

Over 1,650 people watched the live performance of the award-winning a cappella group, The idea of North.

The group won Best Jazz CD and Best Jazz Song awards at the US-based Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards 2005. Trish Delaney-Brown (soprano), Naomi Crellin (alto), Nick Begbie (tenor) and Andrew Piper (bass) put up an outstanding musical act with their superb musicianship and arrangements embracing jazz, soul, and gospel their own music, together with a variety of award-winning original, traditional and contemporary songs.

A local band, seven:30, formed by five young music lovers with their blend of soulful melodies and catchy rhythms, provided the opening act to the evening.

Clement Chow, known for his song ''Count on Me Singapore'' was the Master of Ceremony.

The concert was like a big family gathering. It saw the cooperative effort of Zonta Club, staff and board members of SLH and SLEC, and foundation churches, in organizing of event and coordinating of tickets sales.

Zonta Club, together with SLH and SLEC express their heartfelt appreciation to donors and sponsors for their generosity towards the concert.

 

St Luke's fundraising concert

 

St Luke's fundraising concert

 

St Luke's fundraising concert