Two veteran singers take the audience on a trip down memory lane for a good cause, writes Ricky Yap
TWO veteran artistes joined forces for a good cause at the recent Unforgettable Night Charity Concert at the Arena Of Stars in Genting Highlands.
Klang-born Ch’ng Shyue Chung and Angel Lee Yin Ping from Kuala Lumpur raised more than RM50,000 for Sau Seng Lum Paediatric Rehabilitation Centres in Puchong, and Old Town, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
With more than 50 years’ singing experience between them, they enthralled the 6,000-odd crowd with their velvety renditions
As the concert theme suggested, it was indeed an unforgettable night as members of the audience, including Rev Sze Chang Heng, president of SSL Stroke and Welfare Development Foundation (which oversees the two centres), were taken on a trip down memory lane.
Ch’ng and Lee also had the crowd in stitches with their light-hearted banter and good-natured ribbing of each other.
The concert was of international standard, with the two artistes dressed to the nines and accompanied by dancers in colourful costumes.
Ch’ng, whose music videos are a favourite with karaoke fans, showed his generous side when he matched a friend’s donation of RM10,000. He showed his vocal mettle with old Mandarin hits such as Yi Shan Hai You Yi Shan Gao, Tie Xue Dan Xin and Ao Bao Xiang Hui.
Not to be outdone was Lee, who delivered Zhan Zai Gao Gang Shang, Luo Hua Liu Shui, Shui Wang Wang, Shan Ge, Ai De Lei Zhu, Dan Shi You Nai He and Li Zhi Soong.
She drew big applause when she told the crowd in English: “To love yourself is the greatest love of all” before launching into a stellar rendition of the late Whitney Houston hit ballad.
At the tail-end of the concert, the duo sang duets on Wang Shi Zhi Neng Hui Wei, Lu Bian De Ye and Hua Bu Yao Cai.
For the finale, Ch’ng and Lee sang Zhan Shen Xiang Qi as they came down from the stage at opposite ends of the arena to shake hands with the audience.
Sau Seng Lum is a non-profit charity organisation which provides quality medical services to poor and needy patients.
The Sau Seng Lum (Puchong) Paediatric Rehabilitation Department was established in June 2007 to provide special needs children, especially those from poor families, with services, including rehabilitation treatment, professional guidance and training.
In May 2010, the Sau Seng Lam (Petaling Jaya) Paediatric Centre was opened. To date, it has provided 10,813 treatment sessions to 592 patients in Puchong and 2,707 sessions to 263 in Petaling Jaya. For details, call Sau Seng Lam at 03-7782 7546.