The Jazzy Sounds of Teresa Teng concert, sponsored by Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd (Andaman Group), played to a packed audience of more than 400 at the Bentley Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month. The charity concert was part of Andaman Group’s corporate social responsibility objectives to give back to the community in the area of education, and this it did by raising RM100,000 for SMJK (C) Sam Tet and Yayasan Pendidikan John Moh.
Andaman Group Executive Chairman Dato’ Patrick Teoh, a Perakean and proud alumnus of SMJK Sam Tet Ipoh himself, said that sponsoring The Jazzy Sounds of Teresa Teng concert presented a good opportunity to contribute not only to his alma mater, Sam Tet School, but also to help promote the work of “some seriously talented young Malaysians”, referring to Leslie Loh, producer of the concert, as well as the performers Winnie Ho (soloist), Tay Cher Siang (pianist) and Roger Wang (jazz guitarist).
The concert in KL raised awareness for Sam Tet School beyond Perak, and paid tribute to Rev Brother John Moh, the dedicated and longest serving principal of the school (1959 to 1992).
Ipoh folks will have a chance to catch a second concert, also sponsored by Andaman Group, when it comes to town on November 25. [Tickets are available at Friendly Music Ipoh, or contact Miss Man at 012-6288819.]
Lydia Chew...In The Mood for Love
According to concert producer Leslie Loh, this second concert, titled ‘In the Mood for Love’, will feature the same exciting new genre of Chinese jazz music as the concert before it.
“The two concerts appeal to both Chinese and English speaking audiences of all ages as the songs are perennial favourites performed in a contemporary jazzy style.
“Audiences can look forward to an entertaining repertoire by lead vocalists Lydia Chew and Z Yan, two talented local ‘discoveries’ who will thrill audiences with their smooth sultry vocals,” said Leslie.
All funds gathered from the two concerts will be shared equally between the two beneficiaries, Sam Tet and Yayasan John Moh, and will be used for school maintenance, upgrading of facilities, school activities and to provide aid to needy students. The all-boys SMJK (C) Sam Tet, a household name in Perak, was built in 1934. Yayasan Pendidikan John Moh, a private foundation, was formed by the alumni of Sam Tet School in 1995 to recognize and remember Brother John Moh’s tireless efforts and lifelong dedication to the school.
At press time, there were very limited seats left for the ‘In the Mood for Love’ concert, so hurry up and get your tickets today. Call Leslie Loh at 012-2083790 or 012-6288819 for tickets and further information.