The Indonesian choir performing at the Church of the Risen Christ on April 25. Photo: Andreas Setio NugrohoThe Indonesian choir performing at the Church of the Risen Christ on April 25. Photo: Andreas Setio Nugroho

The Vox Cordis Chorus (VCC), an Indonesian choir, held a performance titled Joy of the Gospel to help raise funds to build a mobile clinic in Kampung Spue, Cambodia.

VCC or the Voice of the Heart Chorus, performed a medley of traditional spiritual and contemporary Gospel songs in front of an 800-strong audience at the Church of the Risen Christ on April 25.

The songs were arranged in a manner to help the audience experience the longing for God and how joyful it is when Jesus fills our lives.

For the first part of the concert, the choir sang well-known pieces composed and arranged by Moses Hogan, an American.

These included Hear My Prayer, Elijah Rock, I Can Tell the World, and I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray.

In the second part of the concert, VCC sang modern Gospel songs such as I Will Follow Him, Hail Holy Queen and Joyful, Joyful from the movie Sister Act.

It took VCC almost a year to prepare for the performance as its members had to also sing at the bi-monthly Migrant Community Mass, as well as at weddings. 

Altogether, the choir raised  $10,000 from ticket sales as well as from the love offering.

All proceeds will be used by the DOVE team of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School to help build a mobile clinic and bring the team a step closer to improving the lives of 1,000 villagers in Cambodia.

Previously in 2013, VCC also held a charity concert called Once Upon a Tree Easter Concert. The money raised was given to Roslin Orphanage in Timor Leste.

A representative of VCC said that the choir wishes to continue to share their passion in music to glorify the Lord, inspire others and lend a helping hand to those in need.

By Arvelia Yardhika Ong

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