Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Sing’theatre and Novartis present MusicFest@SGH Campus happening on Friday, 19 June 2015. Back for its third year, the festival aims to create greater personal connections by bringing more live music to patients at SGH Campus.
For patients who are unable to leave their beds, several artists will be roaming from room to room to personally perform for them. Among these artists is noted theatre and television personality Hossan Leong, former Singapore Idol contestant Daphne Khoo, will be serenading patients with songs. These bedside performances will take place from 3pm to 5pm and will provide a more intimate experience for the patients.
The rest of the SGH Campus will be filled with music as over 250 artists perform a diverse catalogue of musical numbers throughout seven public areas such as the areas outside the SGH Specialist Outpatient Clinics, the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) Chemotherapy rooms, and the lobby outside the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) Cafeteria. Starting from 10am, this whole day event will inject the busy corridors, wards and common spaces within SGH Campus with music from various genres and languages.
A finale concert hosted by actress Karen Tan will be held at 7pm to mark the end of MusicFest@SGH Campus. The concert will feature Sebastian Tan as Broadway Beng and Cat Ong & Friends. The latter will be performing a tribute to the Beatles with a medley of classics.
MusicFest@SGH Campus was conceived with the belief that music has the ability to stimulate the senses, heal, uplift the spirit, and improve a patient’s journey of recovery. It was with this outcome in mind that Sing’theatre and SGH presented the first MusicFest@SGH Campus in 2013 with the support of Novartis. The success of this first edition saw the event returning in 2014 with 285 performers serenading patients, visitors and staff with over 38 hours of music.
MusicFest@SGH Campus is a free event with everyone welcome to attend the performances held in public spaces, including the concert finale. Performances in the wards and chemotherapy rooms will be restricted to patients only. MusicFest@SGH Campus will happen on 19 June 2015 from 10am to 8pm.