SINGAPORE - A host of illustrious names in the legal fraternity turned up to wow the audience with their performances.
The backdrop however was not a courtroom, as the likes of Attorney-General Steven Chong and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon took the stage at the School of the Arts (SOTA) on Thursday night to sing for a good cause.
District Judge David Lim performed Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody on the piano, drawing rapturous applause from the audience at the event to raise funds for the Yellow Ribbon Fund-Singapore Academy of Law STAR (Skills Training Assistance to Re-start) Bursary.
The Attorney-General played the guitar and sang Stand By Me with three other performers. A children's group from the Salvation Army partnered the Chief Justice in singing Tie A Yellow Ribbon.
Also among the 70-plus performers was Justice Lai Siu Chiu who sang Memory from the hit musical Cats with two other performers.
Senior Minister of State (Law and Education) Indranee Rajah performed a rendition of La Vie En Rose, the signature song of French singer Edith Piaf.
A group called The Illegals, led by Senior Counsel Francis Xavier, ended the show on a high with a medley of theme songs from the James Bond movies.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam was the guest of honour at the event, which was also attended by ex-Chief Justices Chan Sek Keong and Yong Pung How.
A total of $303,000 was raised for the bursary, which will be used to train ex-offenders in developing vocational skills.
Co-emcee and lawyer Adrian Tan summed up the jovial mood at the event and quipped: "Show business and legal business - not much difference!"
Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.