Our Swansea Sing with Us Choir is delighted to be performing at the Year of the Dragon Celebration in partnership with the Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) at the city’s Waterfront Museum this Sunday - Year of the Dragon Celebration!
Our choir will sing the traditional song Choi San Dou (The God of Prosperity is Here) in Cantonese, and Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower) in Mandarin to welcome in the Chinese New Year.
Choir members have been helped in practice with their pronunciation by Foo Seng Thean (pictured), Caseworker and Advocacy Officer at the CIWA, who joined last September. The choir will perform a 25-minute set, including their signature song Canwn Gan - Sing for Life.
Foo Seng said: I’ve always enjoyed singing, it’s good for your mental health. I am not personally affected by cancer but have met people at the choir who are. I also know of families and friends in the Chinese community who are affected. I love the positive spirit of the Sing with Us choir, and how everybody looks out for each other. I have really enjoyed the experience so far and singing at the Lovelight concert. Language barriers and cultural differences are often reasons people from the Chinese and Southeast Asian communities don’t seek extra support following a cancer diagnosis, so I am glad Tenovus Cancer is attending this event to talk about how they can support our community with their services.”
Judith Major, Cancer Community Engagement Officer for Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “We are proud our wonderful Sing with Us choir will be performing at the event in partnership with the Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA) to usher in the Chinese New Year. We will also have a stall at the event where people can ask for advice and guidance on accessing our services. We’d like to say a massive thank you to Foo Seng for the connections he has helped us make, and his amazing contribution to the choir also. He is always in good voice.”
Tenovus Cancer Care would like to wish members of the Chinese community in Wales, " 新年快乐, 恭喜发财 ”