December 16, 2014

粵韻會知音

冯明坚, 邝素娥

杜珈仪, 李瑞霞

李米雪, 賴紹榮

陈月华, 黃月嫦, 谢月馨, 陈文娟





粵韻會知音

December 09, 2014

Cantonese songs concert @ Ulu Pandan

Ulu Pandan Community Club




The theatre at Ulu Pandan Community Club is at level 5. It is a pleasant place with cushioned seats and carpeted floor. It has about 300 seats. The rows of seats slope upwards. Whichever seat you occupy, your view of the stage is not obstructed by the heads in front of you.That afternoon the theatre was about 90% full.


The concert started at 1pm. There was no compere to do any introduction. Chor Wun Yook made a brief address after the first item and after the last item. She sang five songs altogether. The performers came out to present their songs according to the schedule. There were two intervals, one after the third song and the other after the seventh song. During the intervals coffee and biscuits were served.

Interval .....




There were about 100 gifts for the spectators. Since there were many more spectators than the gifts, the organizers had to draw lots to see who would get the gifts. This was done during the intervals and at the end of the show. The gift was a small stainless steel vacuum flask. At the end of the show there was also a lucky draw with three second prizes and three first prizes.

Drawing lots during interval .....




Claiming their gifts during interval .....



The show lasted longer than other Cantonese opera songs concerts I have attended. There were ten songs some of which were about 30 minutes long. The show ended at about 6.25pm. If there were a compere making introductions before every item I think it would end 20 to 30 minutes later.

Chor Wun Yook singing with two of her favourite students .....

如双楚云玉 

楚云玉, 如峰

梁智恒, He sang the female role .....



November 19, 2014

欢乐牛车水粤曲演唱会

There were two nights of Cantonese songs concert at Kreta Ayer Square.. 

On the first night it started to rain at about 8.45pm. Later the rain became very heavy and the spectators rushed to take shelter at the Food Centre, the Tourists Information Centre and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It was the sixth item with two more to come. Many stayed at the shelters to watch the show till the end. By then the rain had become a light drizzle.


The rain was heavy when this pair were singing ...


Flooding of Kreta Ayer Square ...


The weather was fine throughout the second night.