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More than 260 music performers bring joy to hospital patients

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Campus came alive with the sound of music on Friday (Oct 31) for MusicFest at SGH 2014.

The entire SGH campus was transformed into a huge performance space with an array of musical activities.

Professional and amateur artists, students and staff serenaded patients and visitors with over 40 hours of music in different places such as chemotherapy treatment rooms.

More than 260 artists from 40 groups performed at the most unexpected spots such as the lobbies, wards, specialist outpatient clinics and gardens.

Ms Mumtaj Ibrahim, Community Relations Manager, SGH, said.  “Music has a therapeutic impact on our patients and visitors, and it is through such efforts that we hope to bring happiness to them, creating a soothing hospital environment.” 

She also appreciated the contributions made by the arts community and volunteers.

One aim

Into its second year, the performers had one aim -  to bring the joy of music to those who might not be able to access it at a time they need it most.

Ms Nathalie Ribette, Artistic Director of Sing'theatre and producer, said: "We are thrilled to welcome back Sebastian Tan and Jonathan Leong.

 “And very excited to bring to the hospital new acts like the acclaimed Tribute to ABBA by Cat Ong & Friends that wowed the audience just a few weeks ago at the Esplanade for the concert finale.”

The music fest is a free event, open to all, and is supported by Novartis.

 

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