Hong Kong Christmas spectacular for a good cause

Hong Kong Christmas spectacular for a good cause

HONG KONG - Quintessentially Lifestyle, the global private members' club, presented a Christmas carol set in the heart of Central Hong Kong.

Held at the magnificent St John's Cathedral on Dec 8, "The Fayre of St John's" was a festive extravaganza that saw a gathering of Hong Kong's movers and shakers.

The evening featured carols, mince pies, mulled wins and festive performances, all for a good cause with close to HK$2,000,000 (S$339,160) raised for Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre.

Ms Emma Sherrard Matthew, global CEO of Quintessentially Lifestyle, was thrilled to support Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre's efforts to help cancer sufferers and their families in Hong Kong.

"It was very touching to see so many of Hong Kong's prominent individuals come together for what we will all agree was an extremely successful and enjoyable evening for a good cause," she said.

The evening saw a line up of entertainment including a solo performance by Hollywood actress and model Celina Jade who sang a heart-warming rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

Other highlights were a ballet performance by Hong Kong Ballet's Prima Ballerina Wu Fei Fei and choral performances from Magie's Cancer Caring Centre Choir, the Kennedy School Senior Choir and Die Konzertisten Choir. Ronald Kwok also wowed guests with an operating performance of 'O Holy Night'.

The event was attended by over 500 Hong Kong celebrities, socialites and representatives from the city's top businesses including James and Jane Louey, Anne Wang Liu, Fei Ping Chang, Sharie Ross Tse and Sabrina Fung.

The grand finale saw an exclusive performance by renowned pop singer Joyce Lee who brought guests out of their seats with a lively performance of 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree'. Guests then proceeded to a winter wonderland themed after party at Mott 32.

"We look forward to making the Fayre of St John's an annual concert as theChristmas event to kick start the holiday season," Ms Matthew said.

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