FAYRE OF ST JOHN’S CHRIST­MAS CHAR­ITY CON­CERT

The Third Noel

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

The gath­er­ing on the lawn at St John’s Cathe­dral was abuzz with an­tic­i­pa­tion as fes­ti­val cock­tails were im­bibed be­fore the third edition of the Fayre of St John’s Christ­mas Char­ity Con­cert. Once the crowd was seated in the cathe­dral, an evening of mu­si­cal per­for­mances un­folded. A high­light was an en­chant­ing ex­tract from the bal­let Paquita danced by Hong Kong Bal­let prima bal­le­rina Wu Fei-fei. Guests also highly praised the choral per­for­mances by the Har­row In­ter­na­tional School Choir and the Mag­gie’s Cen­tre Choir, and James Louey’s ren­di­tion of Joy To The World. A pop­u­lar new fea­ture was an erhu per­for­mance by Wan Pin Chu of Howard Blake’s Walk­ing In The Air. How­ever, it was a ren­di­tion of Leonard Co­hen’s Hal­lelu­jah by The Belfies—a duo com­pris­ing Edi­presse Me­dia Asia’s chief cre­ative of­fi­cer, Sean Fitz­patrick, and Diana d’aren­berg Par­manand—that stole the show. The ben­e­fi­ciary of the event was Mag­gie’s Cancer Car­ing Cen­tre, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the au­di­ence af­ter Jodie Wong re­counted her ex­pe­ri­ence with cancer and the cen­tre’s sup­port dur­ing her or­deal. Fol­low­ing the con­cert, an af­ter-party took place at the Kee Club, where a live auc­tion raised HK$2 mil­lion for the cen­tre.

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