June 17th, 2010

Truly a night to remember

Our Superwomen in Concert proved to be a glorious concoction of fun and friends, cheerful celebration and enormous goodwill. TANIA DE ROZARIO got the reactions of some members of the audience and performers.

Night to RememberAfter months of meticulous planning and gruelling rehearsals, Superwomen in Concert is over. And what a concert it was!

The Esplanade Concert Hall, filled to near capacity, rocked with an explosive line-up of performances that got people dancing, cheering and shouting for more.

The buzz continued at the post-concert party, where corporate and individual sponsors chatted as they feasted on sushi and champagne and posed for pictures with the performers.

Superwomen in Concert was AWARE’s main fund – and fun – raising event for the year, and on both counts it was superlative. Nearly $360,000 was raised, and as Executive Director Corinna Lim said, the event generated “goodwill that was priceless”.

Diana Tay, who attended the concert and the party, described the evening as “the best concoction of fun, friends and celebration ever!”

Volunteer and concert-goer Jacinta Joy agreed, saying: “It’s very impressive that AWARE put up such a huge concert! It’s a good sign of things to come in AWARE’s future.”

Audience members weren’t the only ones who enjoyed themselves. Belinda Foo, who performed with fellow sportsperson Grace Young in what was a great crowd-pleaser, said: “It was an awesome experience sharing the stage with all these wonder women; but the cherry and whipped cream topping has got to be playing and singing with my wonder girl daughter, Lauren!”

The men too had nothing but praise. Local writer Ng Yi-Sheng said amidst the fun of the concert he was moved by the slideshow of news clippings that chronicled AWARE’s achievements over the last 25 years, such as helping to bring an end to the medical school student quota on women and setting up the women’s helpline.

“That was what reminded me that, beyond the celebrations, real work has been and is being done,” he said.

Singer Rani Singam was still on a high a week after the show. She said: “The entire experience was awesome. It’s now days after the show and people are still talking about it with such excitement and pride!”

It was truly a night to remember.

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