ChildAid is back for its 13th edition and, for the first time, the annual charity concert will have Singapore's leading singer-songwriter Dick Lee as its creative director. The concert is organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times.
"We are thrilled that Dick Lee has come on board. We wanted this year's ChildAid concert to have a different approach, and we have no doubt Dick will bring his unique style to the concert," said ST news editor Marc Lim, who is the concert's co-organising chairman.
The concert's theme is An Amazing, Awesome Asian Adventure. It traces four young individuals' inspiring encounters in each of the Asian cities they travel to.
"I have always intended to work with ChildAid as I have been working with kids and enjoy mentoring the next generation of talent," said Mr Lee. "Since it is my first time, and being a musician myself, I am giving the concert a musical stance.
"There will be famous and familiar Asian songs, both traditional and pop ones from my repertoire, and we will be mixing them all up."
Children who can sing, dance, host or play a musical instrument, and want to be part of the concert, can send a video of their performance - not more than 15MB in size - to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 20.
The concert will be held at Resorts World Sentosa on Nov 24 and 25.
ChildAid benefits The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides pocket money to students from low-income families, and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which supports arts education for children and youth from underprivileged families.
Last year, more than $2 million was raised. More details on ChildAid 2017 are available on facebook.com/childaid