Bravissimo! June 2020

SSO Musicians Play for Invictus Fund

SSO musicians Jamie Hersch (Horn), Hoang Van Hoc (Horn) and Lau Wen Rong (Trumpet) perform the Jupiter Hymn by Gustav Holst (arr. by Hoang Van Hoc).

The SSO has received much encouragement and support from the public. However, these are challenging times for many people and we are conscious of urgent needs elsewhere. We’re all in this together and we want to do our part to help.

Goh Yew Lin, SSG Chairman

To help campaign for donations for The Invictus Fund, three SSO musicians have recorded a special 9-part arrangement of the Jupiter Hymn from Gustav Holst’s The Planets.

Inspired by the planet that symbolises generosity and good nature, Holst had named the fourth movement of The Planets “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”. Jamie Hersch (Horn), Hoang Van Hoc (Horn) and Lau Wen Rong (Trumpet) each recorded three parts of Van Hoc’s arrangement of the familiar and stirring melody from their respective homes.

We hope that this performance will inspire our listeners to make a donation in support of local charities which are working hard to help families who have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

Jamie, Van Hoc and Wen Rong

Titled “SSO Musicians Play for Invictus”, the campaign’s proceeds will go fully towards The Invictus Fund which channels 100% of the donations to social service agencies that are helping the vulnerable get through the pandemic. The appeal will run on the ComChest website from 25 June to 31 August.

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We hope this gesture of solidarity from our musicians will inspire you to lend your support to this cause. Thank you.

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