Entertainment Celebrity Sam Hui, Karen Mok, Hacken Lee and more to perform at Leslie...

Sam Hui, Karen Mok, Hacken Lee and more to perform at Leslie Cheung’s memorial concert

Virtual concert on April 1 on YouTube, Facebook and more

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

Hong Kong — Top Hong Kong entertainers Karen Mok, Julian Cheung, Sam Hui and Hacken Lee will be performing at a virtual concert in remembrance of late singer-actor Leslie Cheung. Cheung, who is affectionately known as Gor Gor (elder brother in Cantonese) in Hong Kong showbiz, leapt to his death on April 1, 2003. Cheung was 46. The In Loving Memory of Leslie Cheung Online Concert 2021 will be held from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm on April 1 on HiEggo’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and other mainstream media platforms.

Last April and last May, HiEggo held two online concerts by Hui and singer Aaron Kwok respectively to boost the morale of Hong Kongers during the pandemic. This year, both actor Lawrence Cheng and producer Patrick Siu, who was in charge of last year’s concerts, will be the online concert’s creative director and director.

Karen Mok will be performing in the Leslie Cheung memorial concert. Picture: Instagram

Hui, Mok, Lee and Julian will perform Leslie Cheung’s classic songs at the concert, together with the Metro Vocal Group, an American a cappella group based in Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra.

- Advertisement -

The Straits Times reported that 50-year-old Mok was the first to agree to perform for the event, joking that she was likely Gor Gor’s first fan as she knew him when she was seven. Mok recalled being one of the dancers when the late entertainer took part in a singing contest then. Lee, 53, told Hong Kong media that he used to have meals regularly with the late singer-actor as they had many mutual friends.

“I felt like I struck the lottery when Gor Gor went for a karaoke session with me during the period he stopped singing,” Lee recalled.

Lee said he would perform Cheung’s classic song For Your Heart Only (1985) at the concert.

The free online concert is jointly supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong shopping centre Harbour City and fan club LesFANmily. Hong Kong’s Food Angel – a food rescue and assistance programme – has been named the beneficiary./TISGFollow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Will voters’ views be considered in choosing the next 4G leader?

Singapore—The times, as the song goes, are a-changing. Or are they, really? A Reuters report weighed in on whether or not voters’ views would be taken into consideration in choosing the next leader of the People's Action Party's (PAP) fourth generation (4G)...

Netizens petition: ‘Say NO to Chan Chun Sing for PM!’

Singapore -- Since news broke last Thursday (April 8) that Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat would step aside as leader of the People's Action Party's fourth-generation team, speculation has been rife amongst netizens as to who would be the next...

Covid-19 vaccinated migrant worker among 20 new cases in S’pore, first dorm case in 6 weeks

Singapore – One foreign worker in a dormitory who had already been vaccinated was among the 20 new Covid-19 cases reported by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (Apr 11). The 23-year-old male Indian national, a work permit holder employed by...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent