The second edition of The Last Mile − a fund-raising concert organised by the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) − will be graced by Mr Eric Chua, Senior Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social and Family Development, as well as the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
The concert is headlined by one of Singapore’s foremost pianists, Dr Azariah Tan, who will perform Beethoven’s Sonata Pathétique and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Dr Tan, who has bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, has played at a number of prestigious performing arts venues around the world and has also won several national and international competitions.
Dr Tan will perform a duet with NCIS’ Senior Pharmacist Teo Poh Yin, who plays the guitar, for the song Invisible Wings, made popular by Taiwanese Mandopop singer Angela Chang. He will also share the stage with singer-songwriter Joanna Dong for Over The Rainbow, and local music band M’Ode Wind Quintet for Beethoven Quintet in E-flat major, Op.16.
Lorong Boys, a Singaporean instrumental band, will perform three songs and be joined by Dr Tan for Josh Groban’s Thankful. Lorong Boys will also perform alongside Ms Dong for A Good Goodbye.
The proceeds from the sale of tickets will go towards the NCIS Cancer Fund, a sub-fund of the NUHS Fund. It will help financially needy cancer patients who have been given a compassionate discharge, meaning that the prognosis given is less than two weeks of life. It will also fund research, healthcare workers’ professional development and public education related to palliative care.