Music, a way to touch people’s heart, convey their souls and sing the words that they can’t say. It is also a community that doesn’t leave anyone out, and can even get the timid involved. When I was 9, I joined the Choir and I performed at my very first Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) the following year. The experience of belting my lungs out on the stage of Victoria Concert Hall was incredibly unforgettable. At that point in time, my heart felt like it was about to escape from my chest and I considered running away from everyone. In that instance, my conductor’s voice boomed through my mind, “Be Brave. You can do it.” It gave me an incredible confidence boost. Before I realised the situation, I found myself on stage with my friends, singing. As the notes flow through my veins and tickled my ears, a sense of exhilaration went through my spine as the choir filled the air. It felt invigorating.
Even after I graduated from the chorale, the experience of performing in front of many others have always stuck with me. I’ve always reminiscence the invigorating yet nerve wrecking feeling to be on stage for the very first time. The sense of achievement and the adrenaline rush I felt after I’ve performed was unbelievable. As an ex-choir member, I never thought that I would have the chance to return to the limelight until now.
At Sultan Gate Music Festival, we showcase budding musicians and music lovers of different musical talents on our stage. Artists ranges from novice singers to professional bands are welcome to join the open mic session during the fun-filled weekend. One like myself, need not be afraid to take the stage for the first time for evaluation of the performers will be prohibited. This once in a lifetime experience may sound very nerve-wracking but with great courage, we create the best experience. Make one of those memorable tales, this. Join us, on 7 to 9 September at Sultan Gate Music Festival where you will experience a memory of a lifetime as a performer and an audience.
Written by : Shi Hui