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Both Dick Lee and Myrne are redefining what it means to be a Singaporean son - albeit in different ways. Besides choreographing several National Day Parades and penning the 1998 hit, Dick Lee has always been a champion of celebrating one’s identity through music.
The singer, composer and now first-time director talks about how far he’s come.
ChildAid is an annual charity concert that raises funds for two children charities, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF). It also epitomizes the aspirations of the beneficiaries from these two charities. STSPMF helps children with school pocket money so they do not go hungry at school while BTBAF provides access to arts training for children to pursue the arts so that they can grow in confidence and overcome their personal circumstances.
With the theme, An Awesome, Amazing Asian Adventure, the 13th edition of the concert follows the journey of four young talents as they travel through Asia and encounter the musical traditions of each country.
Singer-songwriter Dick Lee to direct ChildAid concert for the first time, click here for more information.
Young stars raise $2.1m at ChildAid. For more information, click here for more information.
Show Date: 24th & 25th November 2017
Surrounded by panoramic views of Singapore as you discover our history in a specially commissioned multimedia show by award-winning Singaporean Singer/ Songwriter Dick Lee. Get a glimpse of what Singapore and Orchard Road used to look like when they were fruit orchards and nutmeg plantations and how they have transformed.
VisionSave is a philanthropic campaign jointly run by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (Seri).
According to Seri, Singapore has one of the highest rates of myopia in the world. Sixty per cent of Singaporean children are myopic by the age of 12, and 80 per cent by the age of 18.
Peranakan culture will take centre stage at the new Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) heritage zone, where passengers will be treated to art and a short film showcasing the culture.
The Heritage Zone in the departure transit area pays tribute to the evolution of Peranakan Heritage from the 1880s to the 1950s and features an art façade replicating shophouses similar to those in Katong and Chinatown.
On the three-storey façade is a 10m-by-6m LED screen spanning two shophouses, on which a six-minute theatrical performance of a Peranakan Love Story set in 1930s Singapore will play.
Developed in collaboration with Singaporean composer and artiste Dick Lee, Peranakan Love Story narrates an unlikely romance between two young musicians living next to each other and boasts a Singaporean cast including acting veterans Adrian Pang, Koh Chieng Mun, Amy Cheng and Benjamin Kheng. The main act is set to the song Bunga Sayang, also composed by Lee.
What does the future have in store for automobiles? What will racing and luxury look like in the future? Watch Audi Brand Ambassador Dick Lee and Audi Sports Ambassador Tay Ping Hui come face to face with the future of mobility.
Series of episodes:
The Journey of Lee Kan (World Premiere) / Composed and lyrics by Dick Lee
Nyonya refers to the Peranakans who are descendants of the Chinese settlers who married members of the indigenous populations in Malacca, Indonesia and Singapore. In recent years, more people have become curious about Peranakan culture with increased exposure through various mediums, and this concert will showcase this unique culture through music. Renowned Peranakan singer-songwriter Dick Lee will compose an oratorio based on his ancestor – Lee Kan’s story. New compositions in Peranakan culture by award-winning composers Xie Xiang Ming, Simon Kong and Chong Kee Yong will also be premiered in this concert.
1st July (Sat)
open 3:30 pm / start 4:30 pm
Royal Horse (Osaka) ¥5,000 当日:¥5,500
2nd July (Sun)
[1st] open 3:15 pm / start 4:30 pm
[2nd] open 6:15 pm / start 7:30 pm
Motion Blue (Yokohama) 自由席 ¥7,000 / BOX 席 ¥28,000 + シートチャージ
SJ50 Special Edition
An evening where rich musical heritage meets contemporary culture
30 November 2016 7:30pm | Victoria Concert Hall
Ticket Prices (excludes SISTIC fee): $78 · $58 · $38 | www.sistic.com.sg | (65) 6348 5555
VOCO Singapore Ladies Choir presents The Beauty of Women's Voices
Featuring World Premiere of Daughter.Sister.Mother
By Dick Lee
Voce Singapore Men's Choir
Sunday, 30th October 2016
SOTA Concert Hall
Tickets at $30
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Dick is the first ambassador of this new charity to raise funds for eye research. Singapore has a very high percentage of people with myopia, which can lead to other conditions that can cause blindness.
Dick himself almost went blind at 21, when he suffered from torn and detached retinas in both eyes, but luckily his eyesight was saved in time. That’s why he has come on board to help VisionSave reach out to the public and appeal to their kindness for donations.
You can donate directly from their website: www.visionsave.sg/donate
Watch the video here
Dick will make a special appearance at The Eye Ball, a fundraiser for VisionSave on November 19th 2016 at the St Regis hotel. The evening, specially programmed by Dick, will revolve around an Op-Art 1960s theme, so get your tickets from: www.visionsave.sg.
After a fulfilling 44-year career, Dick finally gets to write and direct his first movie, Wonder Boy.
This coming-of-age story is based on Dick’s own experiences in the early 1970s, when becoming a singer-songwriter was an impossible dream. Told over a two-year period, we see how Dick transforms himself from an awkward geeky boy named Richard, to the musician we now know as Dick Lee, via a tumultuous journey that ends with the release of his first album, Life Story, in 1974.
Dick is very excited to cast hot young talent Benjamin Kheng (of The Sam Willows) to portray Dick, alongside rising Mediacorp star Julie Tan, and stage actor Zach Ibrahim, in this multi-lingual drama.
Naturally the film will feature lots of music, including hits from the 70s, as well as Dick’s early compositions.
The movie will be shot in Penang and will be released in mid-2017.
Dick celebrates his 60th birthday with a special concert at the Star Performing Arts Centre on August 19th 2016.
Make sure you catch this show, that’s the first in the series that continues 2015’s Sing50 extravaganza which celebrates Singapore music. Dick is extremely honoured to be chosen as the first performer in this series, called Icons.
With a theme of Singapore identity, Dick will share his journey on his search for his identity through his music, accompanied by very special guests including Shigga Shay and Kit Chan.
Tickets available at SISTIC.
Multi-talented Dick Lee has firmly established himself as a performer and composer, often recognised through his works as the spokesperson for the New Asian generation.
The Dick Lee phenomenon started in 1971 when, at age 15, Dick participated in various talent contests with the group, Harmony, and Dick and the Gang (teaming with his siblings). His first album, LIFE STORY, feauring his own compositions, was released in 1974.
Throughout the 70s and 80s, Dick championed the inclusion of Asian elements in pop music. His pioneering album, LIFE IN THE LION CITY (1984), won acclaim for just that but the album that shot him to regional prominence was his 1989 release, THE MAD CHINAMAN, which achieved platinum status in Singapore for 3 months.
In 1990 Dick moved to Japan where he continued to develop the new Asian identity through his solo work, as well as collaborate with top Asian artistes like Sandy Lam from Hong Kong and Japanese group Zoo. He has to date, written countless songs for the top singing talents in Asia including Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Anita Mui, Miyazawa of the Boom and Stephanie Sun amongst others.
The song he is proudest of writing is one of Singapore’s most popular national songs, HOME, composed in 1997, and sung by all Singaporeans to this day, being unofficially chosen as the song that represents Singapore most. Besides HOME, Dick has written two other songs for National Day: WE WILL GET THERE, and SG50’s signature song, OUR SINGAPORE.