There was no better way of starting the Christmas season than with a “Message of Love and Inspiration” – a choral presentation by the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) held at the Chapel of Hospital Fatimah. This debut of PSPA’s charity performances was in association with Hospital Fatimah and the proceeds collected went to the welfare community of the hospital.
Admission was free and about a hundred were expected; instead, double that number turned up to listen to the 28-strong choir sing a choice of 16 familiar songs under the direction of Chin Yoong Kim. The first session were songs from famous films or musicals, like: Born Free, Climb Every Mountain, The Prayer, The Impossible Dream and others. The second session was more specific to the season with sacred numbers like: Panis Angelicus, Cantique de Noel, Silent Night and more. There were also readings from the works of Robert Frost, T.S. Elliot and a letter of St Paul to the Corinthians.
The good thing was that there were no distractions like camera flashes or idle chatter as the audience were totally immersed in listening but had to refrain from applauding after each song, although they instinctively wanted to. The performance ended appropriately with ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ and it sounded like the angels did sing!
PSPA’s next charity performance will be on December 19 at the YMCA. For more information, call Sara at: 05-5487814.