Launch of Sing Singapore 2003

 

Launch of Sing Singapore 2003

Four talented Singaporeans Kevin Quah, Muzi, L. Vijayandran and Hamid Razak made important contribution to this year’s Sing Singapore 2003 theme song, A Place in My Heart.  The song is the main tool used to accomplish Sing Singapore’s objective to promote national bonding through group singing of community songs.

 

Sing Singapore was introduced in 1988 with the aim to discover and promote original songs written by Singaporeans. The event’s slogan – “Lift Your Voices, Lift Your Hearts” encourages Singaporeans to embrace singing and enjoy its benefits to enrich their lives. It also hopes to develop Singaporeans’ love for music and singing and cultivate a sense of togetherness.

 

A Place in My Heart was composed by Kevin Quah, who also wrote its English lyrics. Muzi penned the Mandarin lyrics, while the Tamil and Malay lyrics were done by L.  Vijayandran and Hamid Razak respectively.   

 

For the first time ever, the Sing Singapore theme song will be launched in 4 official languages at one go. This is a unique feature of this year’s Sing Singapore.

 

The recording of the song A Place in My Heart features Sean Wong, who sings both the English and Mandarin versions. The Malay and Tamil versions are sung by their respective lyricists, Hamid Razak and L. Vijayandran.

 

Public Concerts

To promote Sing Singapore 2003 to the community, a series of public concerts have been organised.  The first concert will be held on Sun 13 Jul 03 at The Heeren Shops from 3 to 4pm.

 

Other than Sean Wong performing the theme song, popular Mediacorp artistes like Fiona Xie, Nick Shen, Michelle Leow and Shi Bin will be singing their unique renditions of popular Singapore songs.

 

We would like to thank The Heeren Shops, East Point Mall and the NTUC Hougang Mall as venue sponsors for the public concerts, MediaWorks as official TV and Passion 99.5 as official radio.

 

For more details on the public concerts, please log on to the website www.singsingapore.org.sg

 

Music Videos

To popularise this year’s theme song, a music video will be telecast on local television from July to August 2003.

 

School Concerts

The students can also look forward to singing Singapore songs with stars like Sean Wong, Tay Ping Hui, Fiona Xie, Nick Shen, Michelle Leow, Joey Swee at school concerts.

 

A total of 15 school concerts will be staged throughout July and August 2003.  The first one will be held at Huamin Primary School on Mon 21 Jul at 10am.

 

CD

Retailing at only $9.90, a CD featuring the 2003 theme song, A Place in My Heart, its music video plus a compilation of Sing Singapore theme songs from 1998 to 2003 is available for sales to the public at major CD shops from mid-July 03.