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Concert set to sway capital

Update: April, 21/2012 - 08:35


On song: Singer Xuan Thanh (far left) leads the vision-impaired Hope Choir. — Photo courtersy of Ton That Triem
HA NOI — Capital artists will treat music lovers to a feast of Vietnamese and international melodies at Melia Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street at 8pm tomorrow.

The Hope Choir, including young musicians from the Viet Nam National Academy of Music and the Nguyen Dinh Chieu school for the vision-impaired, will perform local and world folk songs including Hoi Hoa Bong (Flower Festival), Ly Ngua O (The Black Horse), Alloutte of France, A Smile of Russia and Glory Halleluja of the US.

The traditional instrument ensemble of vision-impaired musicians will amaze audiences with pieces from countries such as Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and South Africa.

Concert lovers will also have the chance to enjoy a performance by soprano Xuan Thanh, who won the special prize at the Tchaikovsky Singing Competition in Russia in 1986. She is scheduled to sing Russia, My Beloved Motherland, Evening in the Harbour and the Youth Hymm.

Sandwiched between songs, ballet extracts from the Nutcracker and Swan Lake will be performed by Viet Nam's renowned ballet duo Cao Chi Thanh and Chuc Quynh.

Under the baton of Maestro Ton That Triem, the concert is organised in response to the Day of the Disabled, which fell on Wednesday.

With support from the Luxembourg Embassy, Kuwait Ambassador and NGOs from the US, Germany, Australia and Belgium, the performance entrance is free.

Tickets can be obtained at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School, 21 Lac Trung or via the artistic director at (04)37752666. — VNS

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