Voices of Singapore has collaborated with HealthServe to produce a music video in the tune of Diana Ross’s “If We Hold On Together”. The music video features the voices of migrant workers accompanied by a 180-strong virtual choir from the Voices of Singapore Children’s Choir, the HealthServe team and healthcare workers.
Voices of Singapore is an organisation aiming to ‘Build a Singing Singapore’ and HealthServe is an IPC-registered charity that has been providing assistance to migrant workers for the last 14 years through healthcare, casework, social assistance, education, advocacy and mental health services.
Voices of Singapore was formed in July 2019 under the direction of Singaporean Composer-Conductor Darius Lim, who also serves as Artistic Director of the organisation. The choir consists of children aged five to 17 from diverse backgrounds.
The organisation aims to ‘Build a Singing Singapore’ and HealthServe is an IPC-registered charity that has been providing assistance to migrant workers for the last 14 years through healthcare, casework, social assistance, education, advocacy and mental health services.
The lyrics of “If We Hold On Together” speak of strength, hope and promise, which is especially apt during the COVID-19 situation, a time of uncertainty. With over 33,000 recorded cases from dormitory migrant residents, there is no better time to embrace Singapore’s position as a multi-cultural and multi-racial society, and stand together to ride this period out as one Singapore. Furthermore, this video will feature a call-to-action, to encourage people living in Singapore to support fundraising efforts for our migrant worker community through social media shares.
In support of the project, generous sponsors will be matching every share of the video with a $5 donation, up to a target of $50,000. All funds raised will be channelled to HealthServe to help support their Social Assistance program that provides temporary social assistance in the form of meals, shelter and phone top-ups to workers facing salary and retrenchment problems until their cases are resolved or they find another job.