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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

NUS UCC concert in Singapore, 12th Feb. 2006


We got to the UCC concert hall for our sound check and final
run-through at 1.30 p.m Keong, Eugene and the rest of the tech crew had already set
up the microphones, the chairs and the staging and Roy was working
on the lighting of the stage.

Fortunately, we had the time to run through almost all the
songs on our set-list during the sound check and we were done by
5 p.m.

I took a bite of my dinner - the hot dinner. It was
there staring me in the face, but I couldn't eat more
than 3 spoonfuls or so. ah...the many facets of being
a singer....piano players don't have to consider what they
eat or what time they eat. But singers....well, eat too much
and you can't sing properly...
So, I had to abandon most of my dinner.
Ernest, the make-up artist was there, setting up all his tools
and make-up on the table and we soon got started with the make-up.

By the time make-up and hair were done, it was around 7 p.m and
I quickly got ready and headed out of the dressing room.
The rest of the band and the string players were already ready.

We got together for a group prayer and Kenn led the prayer.
He always leads such wonderful prayers and he has led almost every
before-show prayer we have had for the last 3 shows.
Very heartfelt, spirit-filled,
humble prayers. And with a touch of Singlish. He loves
going "Lord, lah.." *grin*

Then the band went on stage and so did the string players.
Finally at 7.40 p.m, I walked out on stage and I was so happy
to hear the applause from the 1,700 strong audience. It was really heartwarming
The concert went well and I had an amazing time.
















It was also nice to see the pattern of stars on the ceiling during "Same Side of the Moon". That was a nice touch by the lighting designer, Roy
It was also lovely looking out to the faces in the audience and recognising a familiar face sprinkled here and there in the dim light. And it was wonderful
to sense that the audience was really intently listening throughout

The band and the string players did great and I was honoured to
have them there on stage with me.:) Kavin was awesome too. He was the
glue that held all the elements in place; scoring the strings, conducting
the band and the string players, calming my nerves, triggering the tracks...
truly the hero of the concert.




I was also delighted to have my grandparents, my parents and my parents-in-law (who had specially taken the 6 hour ride on the morning train from Seremban, Malaysia to be there) in the audience. Christine Khor mentioned that when I was thanking them
from the stage, they were waving their arms excitedly in the air! Pity I couldn't see it at that time because the hall was too dark.

After the concert, I was whisked away to the after-party
upstairs where I met with Professor Shih, the president
of NUS and his lovely wife. Also said hi to Tanya and my mum
and dad before being whisked away again to begin signing autographs - the line, snaked around the staircase and back to the end of the foyer.
It was a long line. And I think I was running on adrenaline. It was lovely
to meet each and every fan. And they were so sweet with their requests for autographs.


I tried to find out more about each of them. A lot of them had camera phones.
Some were still in J.C, secondary school,then there were Raymond and Phebe who gave me their wedding photo, the hours just flew by and before I knew it, we were at the end of the line and it was 12.10 a.m
Wow...I had been signing autographs for the past almost 3 hours. The funny thing was that it didn't feel like 3 hours. Must have been the adrenaline. Couldn't have been my dinner, since I didn't have any!

After the last fan in the queue had gotten her autograph, the UCC front-of-house ushers came by. They were so cute and very patient. They had been the ones who helped to usher all the people to their seats in the concert hall and had waited patiently till now to get their autographs and I was thankful that they had come by to say 'hi' :)

After that, we went back to the dressing room, changed out and headed back to the hotel.
I didn't realise how hungry I was till we reached our hotel room. Thank goodness that
the UCC folks had helped to pack some food for us from the after-party. I tucked into the packed boxes of food. A perfect way to end a perfect day.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Sounds like a great night. Thanks for the photos

Saturday, June 10, 2006 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger dauby said...

I really like your songs and lyrics. :-)

Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger estlxlan said...

your music inspires. keep up the good work! so when is the next album due for release? =)

Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger p said...

Hi Corrinne, thanks for leaving a note on this magical night. I was there and I always have a great time at your past spore gigs, at esplanade and nus... =) thank you for being patient with all your fans. Am praying for you and your music which never fails to touch people's souls, this talent of which i am sure you will manifest well... yours, phiii

Sunday, June 11, 2006 3:38:00 AM  
Blogger ditd said...

nostalgic...
looking forward to see you perform for us soon :)
lots of bliss & bless.. :)

Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:05:00 AM  
Blogger Surfie said...

Great singer (:
I love your songs, they inspire me :D

Rock on!

Monday, June 12, 2006 7:30:00 AM  
Blogger bop.blop.bloop said...

hi corrinne, i was there that night with my friends, and we were awed by you as you sang and played with such beauty.

Thanks again. And i am looking forward to your new album! =)

Monday, June 19, 2006 12:27:00 AM  
Blogger Wynx said...

A memorable night....still. though 4 months have since past. I awaits the arrival of your next album, concert, gig...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 1:58:00 AM  
Blogger Special Edition said...

Hey this is William again. Like what I have mentioned the other time, you MUST return to Singapore to perform again! In the mean time, we would all miss you!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger the bamboozle said...

Your songs always inspire me. Your voice is so beautiful! Glad that you enjoyed the night. Looking forward to your new abum! :)

yours truly, geo.

Sunday, July 02, 2006 3:57:00 AM  
Blogger ADORRAble*((: said...

Hello corrinne! I am big fan of your after listening to your "Save Me". Your song, Littlesuperherogirl is so awesome till I can relate so well to it! I just love YOU and YOUR SONGS<33~

Its a pity that I did not made it to your concert the one in NUS UCC hall because I had a major test the next day. Its depressing actually. ): Anyways, that night must have been an awesome night for you and the fans. I hope you will come back to Singapore again soon because I soo want to see you perform live and get your autograph plus a photo of you and me. ^.^

All the best and take care!

Love,
Adorra aka Littlesuperherogirl.

Monday, July 03, 2006 6:59:00 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

hi corrinne, i'm glad you finally posted this entry up. i didn't get to tell you but your concert touched my heart immensely, in more ways than you'll ever know. i was lining up with the autograph-signing people and was almost there when i pulled out due to my family curfew. at the time, i wrote a short entry about how i felt: http://readingjessica.blogspot.com/2006/02/godspeak.html

Monday, July 03, 2006 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger serendipity said...

by not being there physically and reading through your post, your elation and joy in the success of the concert has already rubbed off on me.

Corinne, keep singing. The Lord shall look over you. =)

Sunday, July 09, 2006 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger wen said...

hello. i really like your songs a lot. would you mind giving me the piano score for 'if i kissed you'?

Friday, July 21, 2006 8:00:00 AM  
Blogger andrewong2024 said...

hello... just drop in to say that your songs are really meaningful and sweet. Keep it up!

You recording another album now?

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:16:00 AM  
Blogger joyhugz said...

hey corrinne, it's been a while i visited your blog and i was glad to see this entry cos i went to your concert with my ex-bf. he was the one who introduced me to your songs and i fell in love with your songs immediately. I can put your albums on repeat and never grow sick of it. :) the lyrics of every song is so rich with meaning. Tears just came to my eyes as I read this blog cos it reminded of the good times I had with my ex-bf.. Keep up the good work and I'm so looking forward to your new album. Love ya!

Friday, August 04, 2006 10:39:00 PM  

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