- by George
Putting together concerts like these in around six weeks is an enormous task. We have many to thank.
We wanted the concerts to be accessible to the public and students and this limited our potential to raise donations from visitors to the concerts. Nevertheless we faced some significant costs. We are therefore extremely grateful to our sponsors, Paul Smith and Pete Gauld at Brazilian Soccer Schools who donated HK$20,000 and Alice Siu, Andrew Lui and Philip Chan of Wealth Gate Holdings Ltd who also donated HK$20,000.
Heartfelt thanks to Calvin Lee Kwan and Sandy Lau at the Institute for the Environment at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, who provided much much more than a venue and their total commitment.
An enormous amount of effort went into these concerts from our colleagues in the Music Talents Orchestra. A heartfelt thanks to all of the young musicians: Daisy Kan, Ingrid Cheng, Belinda Ng, Karen Lau, Geanna Trisha L Tobar, Kelly Tang, Fiona Cheng, Ling Shek, Yuki Ma, Kylie So, Jennifer Chung, Vivian Hui, Amy Law, Yuki Ng, Gloria Loo, Natalie Chik, Katherine Liu, Miki Cheng, Wendy Chong, Jessica Tsui, Liahn Marcy Hunter, Robert Adrian Young, Kin Zeng, Chloe Yeung.
A great big thank you to Alan Ngan of Y's Men Island South and Gloria Ng of Uni Y (in HKUST) and all the student volunteers for providing fantastic organizational support on the evening of both concerts.
A final note of thanks to Jack Wong at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, who rescued the concerts at the last minute by helping to find suitable sound system when all else failed. Thanks Jack!