Charity concert to support talent blind artists

A charity concert will be held by the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vietnam at Residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Hanoi on March 5.

Music lovers will have a chance to enjoy traditional Vietnamese songs and range of music from different countries. All proceeds go to the Hope choir.

The Hope choir (photo) includes 20 talent blind singers and folk instrument musicians. They practice music under instruction of renowned pianist Ton That Triem and his opera singer wife, Nguyen Xuan Thanh.

Established 10 years ago by pianist Ton That Triem, the choir has trained and performed Vietnamese folk songs and music from numerous countries, singing in many different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Malaysian and African. The couple has helped members of the choir change their lives.

The choir has ever performed in front of former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, former Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce, His Majesty the King of Malaysia and Former US President Bill Clinton amongst many others.

By Kim Khanh

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