28 BIS HCMC children from APP, TX and APS along with students from BVIS and ABCIS joined forces to form the FOBISIA Youth Choir of Ho Chi Minh City. They have been rehearsing hard for months and have enjoyed the opportunity to sing with, and get to know, each other. Their debut concert was on Thursday 18th May as they performed in the ‘Joy of Song’ Concert at Soul Academy with the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City.
To an audience of family and friends the children sang a Gospel medley in three parts then were accompanied by the orchestra to sing ‘This Is Our World’ and the live premiere of ‘Free As A Bird’. Wearing their special FOBISIA Zimbe! T-shirts they not only looked the part but sounded amazing too. In the second half of the concert they were joined by the adult choir and a jazz quintet to perform the Asian premiere of Zimbe! – a fusion of traditional African songs and jazz. The combined efforts of children and adults had the audience in Soul’s hall tapping their feet and clapping to the infectious rhythms and it was a truly spectacular sound.
The music teams of BIS, BVIS and ABCIS are all very proud of you, massive Well Done!
Mr Jon Cannon, TX Music Leader