Classical and traditional music will fill the air on November 30th 2019, as choristers will gather together for an open-air charity concert in Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Garden. The group, entitled Musica Felice, will present a program of classical and contemporary music, and funds raised will be donated to Happy Chandara School and Phum Pleng School.
With this concert and the funds collected, less-fortunated Cambodians will be provided a home and center where they can attend school and live together. These fellow Cambodians will also be able to have access to musical culture.
This charity concert is an initiative from Miwako Fujiwara, a Japanese musician with a passion for choral repertoire. She will be leading the group ‘Musica Felice’, which translates to ‘Happy Music’ and is composed of 30 choristers and music lovers. The group has been meeting for four years and regularly hosts concerts around Phnom Penh, and this is the sixth charity concert at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. The program will open with one of the most famous classical music theme, named Ghost Spell, followed by a very famous song, Hallelujah which was composted by Handel’s Messiah and O Sole Mio by Eduardo di Capua. In the second half, the audience will be treated with Khmer Classical Rock & Roll from famous Khmer Singer, Ros Serei Sothea and Pen Ron, covered by renowned singer, Rath Rachna. Overall, guests will be happily surprised with all the arrangements prepared, a real western and Khmer musical fusion with the combination of traditional Khmer instruments and choir music.
The talent of musicians in Cambodia never ceases to amaze me – I am truly fascinated. I couldn’t be happier to be performing again with Musica Felice for such an important cause. I have been working with the people from the Happy Chandara School and Phum Pleng School for many years already, they are extremely good and highly motivated.Miwako Fujiwara, musician
This partnership was natural for the Hotel, which is a strong supporter of the arts in the Kingdom due to the brand’s cultural pillar. Charles-Henri Chevet, General Manager of Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra described the concert as “a beautiful opportunity to share music with residents of the capital, while contributing to a great cause and supporting the people of the Kingdom”.
The concert will take place on Sunday November 30thfrom 5pm at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Children under 12, and are currently on sale at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra and Socials Coffee Norodom.