Monday, 8 August 2022
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 7.15pm and 8.45pm
In celebration of our nation’s 57th birthday this year, Novo Winds, together with student musicians from Bendemeer Secondary School, Bedok South Secondary School, Maris Stella High School, Peirce Secondary School and Ngee Ann Secondary School presents P.S. I Love Singapore.
Join Novo Winds as they perform alongside these young budding musicians in an array of National Day favourites like Where I Belong and Home. In the spirit of celebrating all things local, the band is delighted to share the stage with Samuel Tan— lead vocal of local pop rock band Quis — who will be belting familiar tunes As I Believe and《不为谁而作的歌》, by Singaporean singer and songwriter JJ Lin.
Formed in 2010, Novo Winds is a non-profit community band under the auspices of Toa Payoh South Community Club, dedicated to promoting musical development in its members.
Novo means “anew, afresh and from the beginning” in Latin, and serves as the band’s guiding principle to incorporate new performance concepts and musical directions in reaching out to a wider audience.
Under the musical direction of conductor Joseph Teo, Novo Winds presented their new concert series in Concert in 2018 and performed to a full house at their second instalment in 2019. Over the years, Novo Winds has also performed for numerous programs presented by Esplanade, such as Beautiful Sunday and Cool Classics. In addition, they have also participated in several performances, including an overseas charity concert jointly presented with Sky Winds of Malaysia in 2016. The band also started to mentor young musicians from Bendemeer Secondary School, Ngee Ann Secondary School, and St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School from 2019.
A contributing editor at TBP.