Hitting the Right Notes

The covet trophies at the annual DAC Singing Competition

The covet trophies at the annual DAC Singing Competition

The atmosphere at the SPD Day Activity Centre (DAC) last Friday was boisterous, mixed with some level of anxiety. In it were 60 people with disabilities, dressed to the nines, waiting to go on stage to present their best vocals to the panel of judges, their peers, as well as family members and SPD staff who turned up to show their support for the annual DAC singing competition.

From left: Low Keng Shin and Anthony Wong, both from Vocal Heart, Jeffrey Chin, Elaine Goh and Chia Woon Yee from SPD

Trained fortnightly by long-time volunteers, Ms Frances Chua and her friends from Vocal Heart, the participants belted out popular tunes from different music genres – from the evergreens and rock, to English and Mandarin pop.

We congratulate the following winners:

Solo Category:

1.Lin Yu An

2.Bernard Teo

3.Vivien Ng

/The solo category winner, Lin Yu An, singing during the competition.

Humming Category:

1.Abdul Mansur

2.Overee Stephanie

3.Eddie Koh

Humming Category winner Mansur humming to an upbeat song during the competition

Best Progress

Terence Low

Most Creative

Chantilyn Ng

Most Poised

Billy See

Most Enchanting

Overee Stephanie

Jeffrey singing to the beat of Michael Jackson. With him are his friends from Star Pals. DAC client, Chee Keat, on the left, with a dance accompaniment

“We have seen a number of our clients coming out of their shelves and gaining more confidence through music. The camaraderie among the clients was especially heartening. Their mutual encouragement and the cheering for each other was heartfelt,” said Ms Susan Teo, who manages SPD’s DAC.