Update on March 16, 2020: In light of the Covid-19 situation (you can get all your updates from here), the concert, originally scheduled for April 10, 2020, will be postponed to a new date in 2021, which will be announced by AWARE soon. Current tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Existing ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled date, can request a full refund through APACTix by April 10, 2020.
For one night only, at the Esplanade Concert Hall, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group, is holding a concert like no other for their 35th anniversary celebration.
For starters, Superwomen in Concert is a fundraising show, with proceeds going to AWARE’s Women’s Helpline and Sexual Assault Care Centre services. The show features a stellar all-female lineup, with Singaporean talents such as Mandopop icon Stefanie Sun, local legends Rahimah Rahim and Joanna Dong, The Sam Willows’ RRILEY and Narelle Kheng, and cabaret trio the Dim Sum Dollies set to perform.
Here are 4 reasons you should catch AWARE’s Superwomen in Concert:
1. It’s the first one in a decade
This will be AWARE’s second-ever Superwomen in Concert, the first being held a decade ago in 2010.
Says AWARE Executive Director Corinna Lim: “The very first Superwomen in Concert in 2010 was a smashing success—a fabulously entertaining, joy-filled night of community and camaraderie. I wasn’t sure that we could ever top that edition! However, this year’s show promises even more star power than before, towards our ever-more urgent mission. I cannot wait to share the experience with a new audience.”
2. It’s a gathering of a tribe of strong women
Hosted by Nikki Muller and Beatrice Chia-Richmond, and produced and directed by local thespian Pam Oei, the 90-minute concert is a beautiful show of solidarity and strength, of women banding together to help other women. It is the perfect way to enjoy yourself with a night of entertainment for a good cause – a fun feminist fete, if you will.
Says Pam Oei, who also produced and directed the first concert back in 2010: “Every single woman I asked to perform at this concert said ‘yes’ immediately. I nearly fell off my chair when Stef Sun agreed. She said it was a cause she really believed in and would be happy to support AWARE and its work. It is a really powerful gesture: women coming together to help other women. And this concert gives us otherwise very different women—spanning three generations of homegrown talent—a chance to be in a unique tribe for just one night.”
3. Its all-star, all-female, all-Singaporean, yet incredibly diverse lineup
The concert’s eclectic mix of talented Singaporean female entertainers, spanning three generations and covering multiple genres, will see a showcasing of exclusive medleys and duets that everyone will be sure to enjoy.
(Psst.. there’ll be a special joint performance by Narelle, RRILEY, Inch Chua and Aisyah Aziz. Also, Rahimah Rahim will be performing a duet with her 14-year-old granddaughter, Alyaa Qistina – which will be Alyaa’s first public performance.)
From the diverse mix, you can also expect to see Tamil rapper Lady Kash, jazz vocalist Alemay Fernandez, stand-up comedian Sharul Channa and theatre actress Siti Khalijah Zainal. The artists are all gender equality activists in their own rights, championing women’s voices through their work.
The complete lineup of superwomen:
Dim Sum Dollies
Narelle Kheng & Sandra Riley Tang (RRILEY)
Heema, Maya & Lazmin Zainudin
Sheena Seah & Jade Riccio
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Hosts: Nikki Muller & Beatrice Chia-Richmond
In the name of gender equality, supporting the female performers will be a 15-piece, all-male group from the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, led by Music Director Julian Wong.
4. It’s for a good cause
The proceeds from the concert will go to AWARE’s Women’s Helpline and Sexual Assault Care Centre services.
AWARE’s Women’s Helpline is a helpline run by women for women, assisting callers with a variety of concerns such as discrimination and domestic abuse, and offering support, encouragement, and information.
Their Sexual Assault Care Centre is for victims (of all genders) of sexual assault or harassment, providing services such as counselling, legal information, and befriending.
What better way to support the important and groundbreaking work that AWARE is doing by gathering the superwomen (or supermen) in your life and heading down for a night of wholesome, uplifting fun?
Tickets for Superwomen in Concert are available at two levels:
– Charity packages
– Priced at $438 and $488
– VIP ticket in the premium seating section, exclusive entry to the post-concert Meet the Stars Cocktail Party, and other bonuses
– Available at aware.org.sg/superwomen
– Standard tickets
– Priced at $58, $88, $128, $158 and $188
– Available from vendor APACTix at apactix.com/events/detail/awaresuperwomen-2020
Visit their website https://www.aware.org.sg/superwomen/ for more details.