The Straits Times
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Published on Apr 26, 2012
 

ChildAid looking for electrifying young talent

 
 

Electric youth, here's your chance to wow Singapore.

An annual charity concert is looking for young performers for its year-end show. Into its eighth year, ChildAid, which raises money for two children's funds, is seeking performers aged six to 19 who can sing, dance, or play musical instruments - and 'electrify'. This is in line with the concert's theme this year, 'The Electric Edition'.

Said ChildAid show director Jeremiah Choy from Orangedot Productions: 'We're looking for something that will shock us out of the blue.'

He added that classical acts, which have been the staple in ChildAid since its first show in 2005, can still feature in this year's line-up. Classical performers may consider playing together for an 'edgier' act, Mr Choy said.

The creative team behind the concert will be assessing performers on their strengths, and may repackage them to add the 'electrifying' touch.

ChildAid will be staged on Dec 7 and 8 at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre, the show's official venue partner.

Co-organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times, the concert has raised $5.86 million for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and the Business Times Budding Artists Fund since its inaugural show.

The School Pocket Money Fund helps children from low-income families with a monthly sum for school-related expenses. The Budding Artists Fund pays for an arts education for poor children with artistic talent.

Those interested in performing at this year's show can submit their applications to childaid@sph.com.sg from today until May 18. They must send in a video of their performance and include a short write-up on why they want to take part.

For more information, e-mail childaid@sph.com.sg or go to www.straitstimes.com.sg/childaid.

Shortlisted participants will be invited to audition.