25 Dec '11, 9am

International song and dance performance rings in Christmas Day

International song and dance performance rings in Christmas Day

SINGAPORE: Various choir and performers from churches around the world are spreading a little Christmas joy in Singapore through song and dance. Elias Makokga, the leader of the team from the South Africa Anglican Church, said: "We (only got) three months to practise for this because we got the invitation a little bit late. "For us, it was not difficult, but the only thing we realised was that people here use CDs to back up their music. We don't use CDs, we just use our own voices." Taking to the stage also are choirs and dancers from churches in Indonesia, Philippines, West Papua and Thailand. Though they speak different languages and have different cultures, they share a love for singing. Sawitree Shoji, from the Christian Communication Institute of Payap University, said: "The choir, (though) we have not practised, but we sing (the songs) all the time because we are Chr...

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