A truly good a cappella group

While most university undergraduates spend their summer holidays at corporate internships or even on holidays, a group of 13 Harvard University undergraduates will be singing their way around the world and – in some countries – raising funds for charity. During their stop in Singapore, the Harvard Din & Tonics will sing in two charity concerts for the Autism Resource Centre and also for a week at Singapore’s most luxurious resort, Capella Singapore.

SINGAPORE, 21 June 2012 – Harvard University’s premier all-male jazz a cappella group, the Din & Tonics, will be spending a week in Singapore as part of their biennial World Tour, which includes Britain, France, Slovenia, Japan, and Australia.

Formed in 1979, the Din & Tonics have shared their unique brand of a cappella with audiences all over the world. With a repertoire centered on the American jazz standards of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, they have performed at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and also played for renowned audiences, which include Andy Garcia in 2007, Sharon Stone and Yo Yo Ma in 2005, as well as performed with Grammy award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin in 2002. The group has also received praise from jazz great, Ella Fitzgerald, who commended them saying, “Not only were you entertaining and witty, but I was very impressed by your vocal skills and musicianship.”

The Din & Tonics will be using their impeccable musicality and humourous antics to raise funds for the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) at two performances held on 4 August 2012 at the School of the Arts Concert Hall. There will also be a special appearance by Pathlight Schoolhouse Jam, a group comprising six Pathlight students at the two performances. Nett ticket proceeds will go to the ARC’s Employability and Employment Centre, an employment service that helps adults with autism gain valuable workplace skills. The evening gala fundraising concert will be graced by Ms Ho Ching, Advisor to the ARC. More details about the charity concert can be found at www.autism.org.sg/dins.

Free public performances will also be held at Capella Singapore from 1 to 5 August 2012.  Please see below for full schedule and venues. In honour of the Din & Tonics, Bob’s Bar at Capella Singapore which features stunning views of the South China Sea has created a very special cocktail, the Din & Tonic, available for purchase at Bob’s Bar during the duration of the a cappella group’s stay.

Huang Kaiyang, a Singaporean Harvard student who is a member of the Din & Tonics, said, “The Dins (as we are affectionately known) are no strangers to Singapore. We were last here in 2010, and we have been sharing our music with Singaporean audiences for over 10 years now. This year we are particularly excited at being able to give back to the Singapore community through the ARC as well as perform at ultra-luxury lifestyle destination, Capella Singapore.”

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Public Performances at School of the Arts (SOTA) Concert Hall

Date

Time

Venue

Tickets

4 August, Saturday

 

3 pm

Concert Hall, SOTA

 

$30 (students 18 years & below), $40 (adults)

For ticket purchase, please contact: Ms Yip Lai Meng at laimeng.yip@autism.org.sg or 9056 0744

7.30 pm

 

Performance Schedule at Capella Singapore

Date

Time

Performance

Venue

1 August, Wednesday

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Evening tunes at Bob’s Bar

Bob’s Bar, Capella Singapore

2 August, Thursday

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Evening tunes at Bob’s Bar

Bob’s Bar, Capella Singapore

3 August, Friday

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Evening tunes at Bob’s Bar

Bob’s Bar, Capella Singapore

5 August, Sunday

Two sets at The Knolls:

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1920s, 1930s and 1940s American jazz tunes at Mediterranean Sunday Brunch

The Knolls, Capella Singapore

5 August, Sunday

1 set Bob’s Bar

3:00 – 4:00 pm

1920s, 1930s and 1940s American jazz tunes

Bob’s Bar, Capella Singapore

 

Please contact Bob’s Bar at +65 6591 5047 / bobsbar.singapore@capellahotels.com for reservations.


 

About Autism Resource Centre (Singapore):
Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC is a not-for-profit charity based in Singapore and was officially set up in 1999. It was started by professional and parent volunteers dedicated to serving children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to help these individuals lead meaningful and independent lives in society.

ARC offers a wide range of services: Assessment and Diagnosis, Early Intervention, Autism Intervention, Training and Consultancy (AITC), Student Enrichment, Library and Information services.

 

One of the services recently launched by ARC is the Employability and Employment Centre (E2C) an employment service that is the first of its kind in Singapore for adults with autism.

 

E2C aims to equip suitable adults with autism with employable skills through training and emplace them in suitable jobs with appropriate job support.  Established with the conviction that with training and support, people with autism can work, clients under the E2C programme are assessed for their strengths and learning needs, then placed in employability training before they are matched with suitable jobs. Once on the job, coaching and support are provided to the client and the employer at the workplace.

 

About Capella Singapore:

Located on Singapore’s premier resort destination, Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers an inspiring natural setting while providing easy access to Singapore’s financial and shopping districts.  The flagship property for Capella Hotels and Resorts in Asia promises the ultimate in personalised service and represents a new standard of luxury in Asia, combining the best of old and new Singapore. Capella Singapore offers the most spacious accommodations in Singapore. The 112 guestrooms include two Colonial Manors, villas that feature private plunge pools and outdoor bathtubs, suites and premier rooms.  In addition, Capella Singapore offers the opportunity for extended stays with full access to the hotel’s facilities via The Club at Capella Singapore.  These long stay offerings include 72 sea-facing suites and duplexes and 9 manors with private pools.  For more information or to plan an event at Capella Singapore, please visit www.capellasingapore.com 

About Capella Hotels and Resorts:
Capella Hotels and Resorts serves today’s top-tier travelers and residential property owners and is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry.  Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail – combined with the amenities and activities of the world’s great luxury hotels and resorts.  Capella, led by founder Horst Schulze, is a brand focused on customer choice, and offers choices that no other hotel company in the world can match.  Capella has opened world-class properties in gateway cities and high-profile resort destinations around the world, including: Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel (Düsseldorf, Germany); Capella Ixtapa (Ixtapa, Mexico); Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); Capella Singapore (Sentosa Island, Singapore) and Capella Telluride (Telluride, Colorado).  Capella has also announced plans for: Capella Bahia Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico); Capella Bangkok (Bangkok, Thailand); Capella Georgetown (Washington, D.C.); Capella Nahui (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico); Capella Niseko (Niseko, Japan) and The Setai Fifth Avenue, A Capella Managed Hotel (New York City).  Learn more at www.capellahotels.com


 

HARVARD DIN & TONICS

USA / SINGAPORE

Kaiyang Huang

+65 91505784
huangkaiyang@gmail.com

CAPELLA SINGAPORE

Leanne Sim
Marketing Communications Manager
Capella Singapore

+65 6591 5018

leanne.sim@capellahotels.com

Gabrielle Mendoza
Marketing Communications Executive
Capella Singapore
+65 6591 5071
gabrielle.mendoza@capellahotels.com


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Hong Kong & China

Anna Yablokova
President / CEO

Glamapple Inc

+7 495 781 88 11

travelteam@glamapple.com

Francis Lau
Senior Account Manager

Trimaran Communications

+852 3101 4680

francis@trimaran.co.uk

 

ARC/Pathlight School

Shae Hung Yee

Student & Corporate Affairs Manager

Mobile: +65 9181 4286

Email: hungyee.shae@pathlight.org.sg

 

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