Singapore’s Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) celebrated its 64th anniversary with the launch of a CD of sacred music, and performances of sacred music from 10 religions.
The event took place at Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre on April 7.
IRO president, Infant Jesus Sr Maria Lau, in her address to the participants from various religions, noted that the IRO has “conducted prayers and meditation at significant events in Singapore especially in times of tragedy where IRO stands as a symbol of unity and solidarity with those who are suffering or in pain”.
The various religious groups put on performances which included dance items, chants, singing and instrumental music.
Participants at the event came from the Buddhist, Christian, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Baha’i, Jain, Taoist and Jewish faiths. A Catholic combined choir performed two songs.
The CD of sacred music was launched by guest-of-honour Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.
By Martin See