Free National Day Concert taking place Aug 5; features local artists Kit Chan, Mavis Hee

Singaporean singer Kit Chan will headline the concert with her popular National Day song ‘Home’.

Dini Qistina Binte Ali

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Published: 10 July 2023, 6:38 PM

The National Day Concert will return to its full-scale event on Aug 5, occupying a space of 22,000 square metres at The Meadow in Gardens by the Bay.

Jointly organised by Mediacorp and Gardens by the Bay, the annual free concert will showcase performances by local multicultural artistes.

Singaporean singer Kit Chan will headline the concert with her popular National Day song Home. 

This will be followed by Mavis Hee who is set to perform ballads such as Moon River and Moonlight in the City, which is a theme song for the 1996 Chinese drama Tofu Street (豆腐街).

Audiences will also get to enjoy multicultural performances featuring traditional musical instruments such as erhu, guzheng, kompang, and tabla by Mediacorp artistes Ayden Sng, Fadli Kamsani, and Jaynesh Isuran.

Singer-songwriter Suthasini Rajendran will also perform a self-produced Tamil National Day Song titled Nam Singapore, which is a fusion of electronic dance music and Indian folk genre music.

The concert will take place from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Other artistes included in the line-up are mandopop duo The Freshmen, Joanna Dong, Shak, Daryl-Ann Jansen, JJ Neo, as well as veteran singers Clement Chow and Ann Hussein.

Local vocal groups such as MICapella, Vocaluptuous, Voices of Singapore (VOS), and Mediacorp’s Malay reality singing competition Juara Mic Junior will also take to the stage.

The event will be hosted by Singaporean actress and artiste Vernetta Lopez alongside Pesta Perdana 2023’s winner Fauzie Laily. He will also pair up with singer-songwriter Umar Sirhan to put out a specially curated mashup of pop tracks.

Apart from the main segment, there will also be pre-concert festivities starting at 4.30pm.

These include a Pet’s Walk organised by SAFRA, giveaways of plants grown in Gardens by the Bay, roving acts such as juggling, magic, a percussion ensemble, stilt walking, as well as arts and crafts sessions including sand art, hand, and face painting.

Those who cannot attend the concert physically can also catch a delayed telecast on meWATCH, Channel 5 and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube on Aug 12 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

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