The Cantate Domino Choir from the Church of the Risen Christ raised close to $4,500 for a Cambodian charity at a concert.
The choir, which sings at the Sunday 11.30 am Mass, donated the proceeds from its 10th anniversary concert to the Missionary Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Poipet, Cambodia.
The nuns from the missionary society work in health care and other areas.
They support tuberculosis and HIV patients by providing them with nutritious food, sponsor primary school students, and visit landmine survivors and people with disabilities.
During the two-hour-long concert held at the Chapel of St Joseph’s Institution (International) on Oct 13, the 40-member choir took the audience on a journey of sacred choral music from past to present.
The 200-strong crowd enjoyed a repertoire spanning classics such as Lift Up Your Heads and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, Jubilate Deo and Alleluia by Mozart, to contemporary works such as For the Beauty of the Earth and Angel’s Carol by British composer John Rutter.
The sum of almost $4,500 was raised, thanks to donations and love offerings.
According to choirmaster Bernard Goh, “Music is a gift and we have a duty to serve God and the community with this gift.”