Festival Highlights

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19 Dec 2019
06:30 PM

Ireson Latin Band

07:00 PM

WindWorkz Jazz Band

08:00 PM

Charlie Lim

09:00 PM

'Spirit of Giving: Christmas Across the Years in Singapore' – a music & multi-media showcase and Mass Carolling session

20 Dec 2019
06:30 PM

Sam Driscoll

06:50 PM

Megan & Shaun

07:10 PM

Toby Madox

07:30 PM

Bishan North Horn Club

08:00 PM

Haneri

09:00 PM

'Spirit of Giving: Christmas Across the Years in Singapore' – a music & multi-media showcase and Mass Carolling session

21 Dec 2019
06:30 PM

Auburn Daze

07:15 PM

His Kingdom Winds Brass Ensemble

08:00 PM

Olivia Ong

09:00 PM

'Spirit of Giving: Christmas Across the Years in Singapore' – a music & multi-media showcase and Mass Carolling session

22 Dec 2019
06:10 PM

Andrew Paul Chen

06:45 PM

The Jingle Belles

07:15 PM

Wesley P&P Band

08:00 PM

Joanna Dong

09:00 PM

'Spirit of Giving: Christmas Across the Years in Singapore' – a music & multi-media showcase and Mass Carolling session

Featuring

Charlie Lim

19 Dec 8pm
Charlie Lim

Charlie Lim is a Singapore-based singer-songwriter and producer whose debut record ‘TIME/SPACE’ (2015) clinched the #1 spot on iTunes Singapore charts and was named Best Pop Album of the Year by The Straits Times in 2016. In 2018, his single ‘Zero-Sum’ of his latest album 'CHECK-HOOK' earned him Best Song of the Year by Apple Music Singapore.

Since his musical breakthrough, Charlie has gained traction in Southeast Asia’s modern pop scene, having performed at music festivals in Manila, Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Following two landmark sold-out shows at Mosaic Music Festival, Charlie headlined the 1,600-seater Esplanade Concert Hall, and held a solo concert at the Star Theatre – an achievement never claimed by a Singaporean artist.

Beyond making great music, Charlie supported and helped raise funds for eight diverse local causes by performing at Music For a Cause in 2019. These include Actions for Singapore Dogs, Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter and Care Corner Counselling Centre among others. Music For a Cause is Singapore’s first socially-conscious music festival which aims to promote social causes in Singapore and provide an avenue for local artists to give back to the community.

on Giving Back,

“Giving back to the community means to pay it forward, doing whatever you can in your own capacity to help others not expecting anything in return”.

Haneri

20 Dec 8pm
Haneri

Formerly known as Daphne Khoo, Haneri is a LA/Singapore based pop artist, songwriter and host. She rose to fame after emerging as 3rd runner up in Singapore Idol 2004 and later led local indie-rock band, West Grand Boulevard which was nominated the Best Breakout Band of the year at Power 98’s Singapore Music Awards in 2008.

Since her transition into Haneri in mid-2017, her first feature with UK duo DASCO ‘Whatever You Like’ currently has almost five million streams on spotify. Furthermore as a songwriter in her monster collaboration with Dutch DJ R3hab and 2 members of popular korean group f(x), the single ‘Wave’ that she co-wrote hit #1 on the K-Pop charts in 2016.

Many may know her as an established vocalist and a former DJ but few would know that Haneri is also a cancer survivor. Since her diagnosis in 2012, she has since recovered and is now an inspiration to patients and fellow survivors. In November 2014, Haneri raised funds for the Singapore Cancer Society by holding her own ticketed concert, 'deetalk : the original series', at Keepers. She continued to share her story in January 2015, where she performed at the Hope 50 Charity Show. Today, she continues to use her music to empower cancer patients through music such as her songs ‘Weak’ and ‘Carry On’.

on Community,

"My family and literally every single person who has been a part of and listens to my music. They make my job possible and allow me to do the thing I love every single day. They also create a safe community where I can express myself without being afraid of being judged. Just loved."
Olivia Ong

21 Dec 8pm
Olivia Ong

Olivia’s mellow, charismatic vocals has made her one of the well-known multilingual singers in Asia.

Olivia released her album titled [Olivia] in 2010 in Taiwan and held her first “Summer Night” Live showcase in 2011. She was then invited to perform at the National Day Parade 2012, Olivia represented Singapore at the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival 2013 and Sundown Festival 2014. She then successfully held a sold-out Music Showcase at the Esplanade for her fans in Singapore the following year. Apart from her singing career, she was also subsequently involved in several micro-movie and movie production and with her friendly and refreshing image, she is currently the spokesperson for our home-grown brand NOVITA.

Olivia enjoys supporting causes close to her heart. She has performed at the Singapore Children’s Society’s first ever Charity TV Show on 14 July 2013, raising funds and awareness for local children’s medical needs. Olivia also performed at the President Star Charity Show in 2013, which raised over $5 million to causes including the St John’s Home for Elderly Persons and Singapore Red Cross Society.

Olivia Ong performed at the Singapore Children’s Society’s first ever Charity TV Show on 14 July 2013, raising funds and awareness for local children’s medical needs. Olivia also performed at the President Star Charity Show in 2013, which raised over $5 million to causes including the St John’s Home for Elderly Persons and Singapore Red Cross Society.

on Hope,

“Hope is huge but it's also in the little things. It's so easy to lose hope when there are many things that are not going right in the world these days but a simple act of kindness, a smile, an encouraging word or even a listening ear offers hope.”.
Joanna Dong

22 Dec 8pm
Joanna Dong

Widely known as a Singaporean jazz vocalist, musical theatre actress and TV host, Joanna Dong is a multi-hyphenate in the entertainment industry who has risen to become one of the most highly sought after jazz vocalists in the country. With a strong interest in Mandarin, she is passionate about sharing her love for jazz with Mandarin-speaking audiences.

Joanna became the pride of Singapore when she emerged as 2nd runner up with a stellar performance at Sing! China under the mentorship of famous Chinese pop star Jay Chou. She is also recognised in other fields having clinched the Best Supporting Actress in the ST! Life Theatre Awards in 2008 and the award for Best Entertainment Hostess at the 4th Asia Rainbow TV Awards.

Beyond the glitz and glamour, she uses her talents to support charitable causes. She has performed to raise funds for the Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund (WHCF) organised by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in 2018. The WHCF is managed by IMH and helps support programmes to assist patients, their loved ones and caregivers to better cope with mental illness. The fund also supports mental health research to improve policies and mental health services. More than 1000 patients and families benefit from these funds yearly.

on Gratitude,

"Gratitude is a muscle that needs to be exercised with regularity - but once you’ve developed it, it gives you the strength to accomplish so much, not just for yourself, but for others too. I did not begin to achieve success in my career, until I learnt to have a genuine heart of gratitude."

19 December

6.30pm
Ireson Latin Band

Ireson Latin Band was founded in 1991 by Mexican pianist and composer Alina Ramirez and musician and composer Mario Lopez. 
They have since performed with many international musicians, bringing its rhythms and energy to festivals, concerts and clubs.
 Ireson’s music is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, with Afro-Latin rhythms and influences from Mexican folklore.
 Their first album “Vendo Rumba” was recorded live together with a brass ensemble at No Black Tie jazz club in Kuala Lumpur. The CD was presented in Singapore in a sold-out concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore on February 2012. Having been based in Singapore for almost 19 years, they have performed in major festivals in Singapore and the region to date. 


Charlie Lim

7.00pm
WindWorkz Jazz Band

WindWorkz, the Big Band, is a jazz group of 18 wind and brass musicians from Wesley Methodist Church. Formed in January 2007, the band’s mission is to give back to the community through their music, spread joy and support social causes. WindWorkz has assisted many charities in fund-raising and promoting social awareness. The band is led by Samantha Chong, the principal trombonist of the Singapore Lyric Orchestra and is accompanied by the soothing voice of Titus Cheong. They recently performed at the Methodist Welfare Services’ Charity Ball on 28 October 2019, which helped raise funds for 20 MWS centres that help alleviate poverty in Singapore.

Charlie Lim
20 December

6.30pm
Sam Driscoll

Sam Driscoll is a singer/songwriter who first found internet fame as the "angmoh" on YouTube talking about Singaporean culture. He slowly moved from comedy to music, recording covers on YouTube and dabbling in writing original material. Sam took a leap of faith and got selected as a finalist in the NAC Noise Singapore Music Mentorship Programme in 2014, attracting the attention of many in the local music industry. He has performed in various venues like the Esplanade, *SCAPE, Hard Rock Cafe and Orchard Central. Sam spent his National Service in the Music and Drama Company as the lead singer of the pop trio “The Jamalot”, performing TOP 40s for shows all over Singapore in the past 2 years.

Charlie Lim

6.50pm
Megan & Shawn

23-year-old Megan's musical journey began with playing the guitar, ukelele, violin, drums and piano. Albeit having a shy personality, it took a successful audition for a school band in 2015 for Megan to gain traction. Today, her performances are inspired by jazz, R&B, funk, classic rock and blues. Beyond performing in public events held at Suntec Convention and Capitol Theatre, she lends her voice to charitable causes such for KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Her friend 26-year old Shawn is a singapore-based guitarist who aims towards enriching the music scene with his own personal style of music.

Charlie Lim

7.05pm
Toby Madox

Toby Madox rose to fame in 2010 when he was 10 after a video of him singing in a school competition went viral. A year later, Toby emerged Winner of “Born To Sing Asia”, a cross-continental talent search contest organised by Canadian music producer and songwriter David Foster and was selected to perform at David Foster and Friends concert in Singapore. Since then, he has worked with international artistes both onstage and offstage including the Black Eyed Peas. To date, he continues to produce music and most recently, dropped his newest single, 16.

Charlie Lim

7.30pm
Bishan North Horn Club

Supported by Bishan North Community Club Management Committee (CCMC) and Bishan North Community Arts and Culture Club (CACC), Bishan North Horn Club started in August 2019 with the aim of giving back to the community with programmes for special needs children, senior citizens and families in the Bishan precinct. Through the club, members of the community enjoy an inclusive platform to pursue their passion for music in a nurturing environment. The club also holds social bonding events regularly for the community.

Charlie Lim
21 December

6.30pm
Auburn Daze

Formed with a fiery passion for music, Auburn Daze is a 3-piece band based in Singapore. Drawing influence from the wide variety of music each member adopts, they cover diverse genres ranging from the Amy Winehouse’s melancholic ballads to the peppy tunes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Charlie Lim

7.15pm
His Kingdom Winds Brass Ensemble

Founded in 2017, His Kingdom Winds (HKW) is a brass ensemble led by Ms Samantha Chong. Comprised of musicians bound by a common faith, the group desires to share the gift of music and their unique calling by reaching out to the community through special events and performances.

Charlie Lim
22 December

6.10pm
Andrew Paul Chen

Sprung from the bars and refined on the streets, Andrew Paul Chen is an upcoming singer-songwriter that has made waves in the local busking scene since 2018. His sound combines R&B/Soul with Indie Folk and moves, breathes and flows with his audience.

Charlie Lim

6.45pm
The Jingle Belles

Jingle Belles are a group of dance enthusiasts from Wesley Methodist Church. Ranging from the ages of 10 to 22, these girls are passionate about using their talents to spread the holiday cheer to all.

Charlie Lim

7.15pm
Wesley P&P Band

The Prayer & Praise (P&P) 8pm service in Wesley Methodist Church first began in the 80s and became a morning service in 1984. Currently, the Wesley P&P Music Ministry comprises more than 100 volunteers who regularly serve as musicians and vocalists at the various contemporary P&P services: The Saturday Service, Prayer & Praise Worship Service at Wesley Hall and Wesley@Cathay Service at Grand Cathay.

Charlie Lim
Thursday to Sunday 19 to 22 Dec

9.00pm
'Spirit of Giving: Christmas Across the Years in Singapore'
– a music & multi-media showcase

Best known for his cutting-edge and highly engaging works in theatre, film and installation art, Brian Gothong Tan is a Singapore-based creative. His work has been featured in numerous theatrical productions with companies such as W!LD RICE, The Necessary Stage, Cake Theatrical Productions and Pangdemonium. Since 2005, he has won Best Multimedia Design at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards four times. He has worked on films like Pleasure Factory (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2007), Lucky 7, Invisible Children, In the Room and Ramen Teh. He was also the Director of Film and Visual Effects for Singapore’s National Day Parade (2009, 2011, 2016), the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and the 2015 SEA Games. His latest projects include Mediacorp Gallery, Tropical Traumas (Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016) and Lost Cinema (2018) under NAC’s Creation Grant. He was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2012, and more recently, the Singapore Youth Award in 2015.

Charlie Lim

Programme subject to change without prior notice