21 Mar, 2019
10 : 00
Yew Chung International Schools and Yew Wah International Education Schools successfully held the Seeds of Hope Charity Concert at YWIES Tongxiang on March 9, 2019. More than 200 YCIS and YWIES students and teachers from our 12 campuses, including Tongxiang, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yantai, Qingdao, Chongqing and Silicon Valley, US, gathered together to participate in this annual musical event.
Seeds of Hope charity project commenced officially in 2011 by Yew Chung and Yew Wah. In recognition of the school motto “to align with love and charity”, Seeds of Hope project, as a core part of the Character Education, aims to provide assistance to underprivileged areas by building schools for students in those areas.
Since the tragic Sichuan earthquake in 2008, Yew Chung and Yew Wah have consecutively organised Seeds of Hope Charity Concert for 11 years. Through organising over 300 charity events in these years, Seeds of Hope project successfully raised fund for students in underprivileged places.
Besides dancing, dramas and classical music playing, this year’s Seeds of Hope Charity Concert featured large-scale performances involving world-class level orchestra and choir composed of students and teachers from 12 campuses.
YCIS Chongqing students had a contributing hand to the concert as well. After a stringent audition process, seven of our students were able to attend. Participants in the choir included Cherry Pan, Olivia Choi, Jenny Yin, Stephanie Tiedemann, and Erin Rhude. Mr. Yuen, Ms. Nazaralieva, and Mr. Vukovich also helped out with some of the choral singing. They were also able to lend a helpful hand as being part of the stage crew.
Additionally, two of our Year 10 students also added their talents to the superb combined orchestra directed by the foundation’s head of music, Jeremy Williams. Flautist Joe Wang and Clarinetist Jubhin Nho were valuable additions and both received commendations from the directors. Jubhin was especially valuable as the only clarinet in the orchestra and was given the opportunity to play a beautiful solo.
All students involved agreed that performing in such high quality ensembles was an excellent and enlightening musical experience.