St Joseph’s Family of Schools to celebrate double anniversaries with variety show, fundraising on Aug 5-6

SJFS Chamber Choir will perform at the celebrations.

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KUCHING, July 21: St Joseph’s Family of Schools will be celebrating their double anniversaries with a variety show cum fundraising themed ‘Rhythm and Colour: The Family Celebrates’ that will showcase the talent of its young performers including the school’s award-winning Chamber Choir on Aug 5 and 6 this year.

The event will be staged at the St Joseph’s Secondary Schools’ Central Atrium as well as live-streamed via their ‘Rhythm and Colour’ website at 7.30pm on the two nights.

According to a media release today, this milestone celebration will mark the 10th anniversary of the national schools, namely St Joseph’s Private Primary School and St Joseph’s Secondary School, and the fifth anniversary of St Joseph’s International School.

The upcoming variety show cum fundraising event aims to raise RM200,000 to RM300,000 for a much-needed school block that will house more learning facilities such as a multi-purpose hall and a music studio that will provide spaces for even more creative endeavours in the near future.

“Since the inception of the schools a decade ago, the emphasis on providing a more holistic education for the next generation has always been the heart of the schools’ curriculum.

“The pivotal part of that mission is to nurture and develop the young through the performing arts while at the same time, inculcating in them important life skills such as teamwork,” St Joseph’s Family of Schools said in a statement.

SJFS String Ensemble rehearsing their performance.

Over the years, the schools have left an indelible mark in the local performing arts’ scene with the schools’ music and choral groups have garnered recognition for their renditions of folksongs and music – spotlighting the creativity and talents of young Sarawakians and bringing our local music to the international stage.

In 2017, the schools’ staff and students rose to the challenge in bringing Sarawak’s history to life by writing, producing and staging their original musical production, “The White Rajah of Sarawak”.

The success of it brought about the restaging of the extended version of the original musical as part of the Rainforest Fringe Festival in 2019.

St Joseph’s Family of Schools also urged all alumni and supporters of the schools to come and support this worthy cause.

Those who are keen to watch the show online or purchase the merchandise in support of the schools’ building fund, can check out the schools’ website for further details.

Generous contributors may contact the schools at 082-414575/420575 or donate via SPay or DuitNow or SimplyGiving, via the link on the schools’ ‘Rhythm and Colour’ website on Aug 5 and 6 during the live-streamed show. — DayakDaily

St Joseph’s Family of Schools to hold ‘Rhythm and Colour: The Family Celebrates’ show cum fundraising on Aug 5-6.