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7th Night of July

By Chris Teh

The “7th Night of July” charity concert was held at SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh auditorium on Sunday, July 7.

Present were Datin Rosalina Ooi-Thong, President of Perak Society for the Performing Arts (PSPA), Lighthouse Hope Society (LHS) Chairman, Dr S.S. Gill and an audience of over 400 attendees.

LHS, a non-profit organisation established in 2006, provides humanitarian assistance to the needy, especially the helpless and the homeless, via daily free meals, medical care every Mondays and Thursdays and drug rehabilitation assistance to addicts who seek help from the society.

To date, LHS is involved with the ‘Orang Asli Economic Empowerment Project’, supplying plant seedlings and young chicken to indigenous villages and the Kampung Solar Project – installing solar panels at undeveloped villages.

The concert saw the audience becoming interactive with live polls which decided the ultimate ending of the musical act.

“We decided to do something different this time,” said PSPA vice president, Chai Jin Hann, who was part of the concert’s performance group. “Previously, we only sang English songs, but to appeal to a larger audience, we introduced songs from other languages into our show tonight.”

The first half of the show featured PSPA singers performing popular folk songs such as Korean ‘Arirang’ and Tagalog ‘Anak’, not to mention their rendition of ‘Bujang Lapuk’ by the late Dato’ P. Ramlee.

The second half was a musical act accompanied with humorous dialogue exchanges featuring songs such as ‘Circle of Life’ from 1994 film ‘The Lion King’ and ‘I See the Light’ from 2010 animated film ‘Tangled’.

The amount raised from the concert is almost RM30,000 on top of the food rations donated.

The Lighthouse conveyed their appreciation to PSPA and members of the public for their support towards their community work.

Anyone who wishes to contribute further towards supporting LHS, please contact them via telephone 05 546 2023 or email at Donations can also be made via Boost e-wallet.

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