Two charity concerts were presented by property developer Andaman Group of Companies as a mark of appreciation to loyal buyers, bankers, consultants, contractors, business associates as well as members of the press, and in support of the local music industry.
The first concert, on Thursday September 25, was a tribute to the Four Heavenly Kings: Alan Tam Weng Loon, Danny Chan Pak Keung, Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing and Jacky Cheung Hock Yau.
Performed by TAT trio (short for The Amazing Trio), a popular local Cantopop group, the three singers, Yan Yeh Foong, Worm Lee and Kaho Loh, combined their vocal prowess and harmonies, backed by an amazing four-piece band helmed by Music Director, Tay Cher Siang on piano, to bring the house down.
It was a nostalgic night as the Golden Era of Hong Kong pop from the 1980s and 1990s was brought alive with a solid repertoire of smash hits, which also included classics such as Hey Jude, I Started a Joke and First of May, much to the delight of English speaking guests.
Besides being entertained by the music, the audience were kept laughing all the way with impromptu jokes that the singers cracked throughout the three-hour show. This tribute to the Four Heavenly Kings wrapped up with a powerful 10-minute medley of Cantopop hits.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend last night’s second concert, The Opulent Sounds of Shanghai, performed by Janet Lee and May Mow. They presented a repertoire of classic Shanghai jazz tunes, reminiscent of the famed Paramount Nightclub of Old Shanghai in the 1950s and 1960s.
In conjunction with the concerts, Andaman Group made a donation of RM300,000, shared equally among Ipoh schools, namely SJK(C) Sam Tet, SMJK Sam Tet and the Brother John Moh Foundation. The company’s Executive Chairman Datuk (Dr) Patrick Teoh and Managing Director Dato Sri (Dr) Vincent Tiew handed over the cheques in a simple, yet meaningful ceremony. Andaman Group also held similar charity concerts in 2011 and 2012, and raised RM300,000 a year for the same beneficiaries.
These charity concerts are part of Andaman Group’s on-going Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project to help in sustaining the schools’ buildings, educational facilities as well as supporting the Foundation’s mission to help underprivileged and deserving children throughout the country.
Datuk (Dr) Patrick Teoh and his two younger brothers, Mr. Teoh Seng Aun and Mr. Kenneth Teoh Seng Kian, now company directors of Andaman Group, are alumni of Sam Tet, Ipoh.
Event: TAT trio – Cantopop Solid Gold: A Tribute to 4 Heavenly Kings Presented by Andaman Group
Venue: Syeun Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 25th Sept., 2014
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