We are very honoured to have our own Pathlight percussionists from Music Ensemble and Ruan perform together with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in a unique concert called "Dream Beyond".
"Dream Beyond" is part of Deutsche Bank's Born to Be programme which supports a community programme to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds or with special needs fulfil their potential through music.
Percussion students from Pathlight's Music Ensemble trained and performed "Matsuri" on the drums with SCO. Their well-coordinated timing and finesse on the drums brought the audience to their feet in a standing ovation, fulfilling a wish expressed by one of our students to see this happen! Our Ruan students also played beautifully with the SCO. Their rendition of "Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music was so engaging that the audience was inspired to sing along with them.
Practices for the Dream Beyond Concert began as early as April this year. This concert enabled us to dream big dreams – that special needs students can also have the platform to perform with a professional and world class orchestra.
We are grateful to Deutsche Bank and to the SCO for embracing inclusion and for giving our students the opportunity to train and rehearse with professional musicians from SCO. In the process, they not only gained music skills, they also learned teamwork, perseverance and most importantly, a courage to dream… as dreams do come true!.