A Memorable Evening

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As the sun went down over the horizon of Pattaya Bay, a light breeze cooled more than one hundred and fifty guests as they sat waiting for what is hoped will be the first of many memorable musical evenings in Pattaya.

Set in the grounds of the Sunset Park Resort, a special showcase performance entitled ‘Romantic Moments’ promised to enthrall the audience with a selection of Italian arias, classical piano recitals and contemporary favorites, and no one left disappointed.

Concert Violinist Grace Yang accompanied Kim Jun Man throughout the evening.Concert Violinist Grace Yang accompanied Kim Jun Man throughout the evening.

The show commenced with a piano recital from Jamorn Supapol, a graduate of John Hopkins University, who was joined on stage by the award winning violinist Grace Yang, and both musicians received rapturous applause from the audience for their skill and artistry.

Kim Jun Man proves why he is regarded as one of the best singers performing today.Kim Jun Man proves why he is regarded as one of the best singers performing today.

Renowned Korean tenor Mr. Kim Jun Man, giving his first ever Pattaya performance, received a standing ovation as he walked onto the stage, and he gave the audience a showcase of arias and contemporary songs which proved why he is seen by many as one of the best singers of Verdi and Puccini performing today.

 

Following his graduation from the Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Rome Kim spent twelve years performing in Europe and Asia, winning many awards including the coveted ‘Mario Del Monaco & Theatre Di Roma’ and the ‘Puccini & Sulmona’ opera competitions.

Half way through the ‘Romantic Moments’ concert a surprise guest was introduced by Kim. Irish singer Michelle Collier gave a stunning performance of the ever popular ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from the popular musical, Les Miserables.

This was followed by a duet, with Ms. Collier and Mr. Kim performing ‘All I ask of you’, from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’.

Local soprano Sivipa Prompiriya.Local soprano Sivipa Prompiriya.

As Ms Collier left the stage her place was taken by local Thai soprano Sivipa Prompiriya who astounded everyone with her vocal talents.

As the concert came to an end Kim performed one of the best known Neapolitan songs, ‘O Sole Mio’, which saw many in the audience giving a standing ovation to show their appreciation.

For those who missed this performance there is a second chance to see a longer version of the ‘Romantic Moments’ show. On the afternoon of Sunday 13th February, the day before Valentines Day, Kim will once again perform in Pattaya, this time at the Tiffany’s Theatre starting at 13.30.

Late 2010 saw Kim performing in Bangkok where he was joined on stage by the students from the Pattaya School for the Blind. For the concert on Sunday 13th February, Kim will be joined on stage by the choir from the Regents International School, with all proceeds going to the Father Ray Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased from the Father Ray Foundation Welcome Center on Sukhumvit Road. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info @fr-ray.org or call 038 716 628.

Michelle Collier and Kim Jun Man perform a duet.Michelle Collier and Kim Jun Man perform a duet.