From the soothing and angelic singing of “Panis Angelicus” to the heavy drumbeats of the African percussion group that sent everyone dancing on their seats, the International Music Night held on board Logos Hope was a big hit with the crowd! The night was truly a display of God’s gift of talents, not just the musicians, but also all who contributed including the organizers, the emcees and the AV team.
The programme started with an exhilarating performance of breakdance, drums and guitar playing that really set the tone and atmosphere of the night. Next up on stage were local musicians who were invited to participate – a tribal group dressed in beautiful traditional costumes and a 5-year-old violinist. Other performances included Angklung, and different music presentations from Columbia, Germany, Korea, Africa and Ireland. The programme received very positive responses from all who attended. One lady from the audience, Xiuping, especially liked the Angklung performance. “It’s the first time I got to listen to so many different kinds of cultural and traditional music,” she said. Her friend, Adeline Chen’s only complaint was that the programme was too short. “I liked the fast pace of the African percussion performance. I wished the programme was longer!”
Apart from music, one of the performers, Stu McQueen (N.Ireland), who played the Cello, also shared a testimony about his journey with music. “I was surprised when people came up to me at the end to tell me how much they appreciated my testimony. I didn’t expect that response,” he said. All in all, the programme was a great success. One of the organizers, Maartje de Vos (Netherlands), reflected, “I was encouraged to see people ready to contribute and use their talents to glorify God. Although it was a major event, I’m glad everything went smoothly.”