presented by Novartis
Back for its third year on Friday, 19 June 2015, MusicFest@SGH brings live music to hospitals and to people undergoing treatment within the wards.
MusicFest@SGH was conceived with the belief that music has the ability to stimulate the senses, heal, uplift the spirit, and improve a patient’s journey to recovery. It was with this outcome in mind that Sing’theatre and SGH presented the first MusicFest@SGH in 2013 with the support of Novartis.
The success of the first edition saw the event returning in 2014 with 285 performers serenading patients, visitors and staff with over 38 hours of music.
This year, we will also put together a fantastic roster of passionate and talented musicians and singers, well-known Singaporean artists who will be supporting MusicFest@SGH, bringing joy and happiness, laughter and smiles to the patients and visitors of SGH throughout the day.
150 volunteers from Novartis and Dragages will help out during the whole event, giving their time, offering their expertise and sharing great moments of joy with patients and SGH staff.
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 and singer and former Singapore Idol contestant Daphne Khoo, who is herself a cancer survivor. 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.
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.
This year, we are able to organize again this very unique event thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.: