FAYRE OF ST JOHN’S CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT
The Third Noel
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.