Darius Lim conducting a Divine Mercy church choir

Five secular choirs will sing with choirs from the Church of Divine Mercy to raise funds for Timor Leste in a special upcoming concert.

Proceeds from donations during the event, to be held on Dec 5 evening at the church, will be channelled to Casa de Produção Audiovisual (CPA) to help fund TV programmes aimed at increasing children’s literacy in the country.

The event, themed From the Secular to the Sacred – A Christmas Festival of Choirs, will feature over 200 participants performing both sacred and secular choral works to celebrate the joy of Christmas.

Darius Lim, 24, the festival director and conductor of all the participating choirs, says he is excited to be involved in such a big-scale event.

“It is heartwarming to see music lovers from all walks of life and all religions coming together to share the joy of music,” said Mr Lim, who leads a choir at the Church of Divine Mercy. And it would definitely be “an eye opener to see so many different styles of choral music in just one night!”

Mr Lim has been actively involved in the choral scene since the age of 16. His first participation in the 2010 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging of Choirs saw his choir from Junyuan Primary School clinching its first Gold with Honours award.

The concert will be held on Dec 5 at 7.30pm in the Church of Divine Mercy. Free tickets are available in the church foyer on Nov 27-28. Tickets also available at CANA, 55 Waterloo Street.

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