Calling all guitarists

Singapore Democrats

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs

And as silently steal away.

Come 31 Dec, we’re going to turn Hong Lim Park into Singers’ Corner and sing like we’ve never sung before. We’re going to sing to the memory of JBJ, we’re going to sing about freedom and democracy, and we’re going to sing to the New Year.

So if you play the guitar, or any other musical instrument for that matter, we need you. If we’re all going to sing our hearts out and fill the night with music, the accompaniment will have to be robust. If you think you can help out with an instrument, please email us at and we’ll get in touch with you for practice.

For the rest of you, bring along your voices to Hong Lim Park and let’s make a lot of noise to usher in 2009. Music, it is said, expresses that which cannot be spoken and on which it is impossible to be silent.

There many things that cannot be spoken in Singapore but many of us refuse to be silent. Next Wednesday evening would be the perfect way to speak out through song. From uplifting numbers like Josh Groban’s You Raise Me Up to the more reflective Imagine by John Lennon to the old favourite Auld Lang Syne, we’ll sing for freedom.

So make a date with the Singapore Democrats and Friends of SDP on New Year’s Eve. Bring your family and friends, not forgetting a mat or two to sit on. It’ll be a great evening of fun, food and camaraderie. We’ll start at 6 pm and go all the way till past midnight for the countdown to New Year’s Day.

For more information click here.

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