IMPACT 2023 is a multidisciplinary performance honouring the life and music of the late Zubir Said (1907-1987), the composer of Singapore's national anthem and other well-loved songs like Semoga Bahagia (Children's Day song). Featuring live renditions of Pak Zubir Said's music, the production also features dramatic scenes from his colourful life, depicted through Dance, Film, Music, Literary Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts. The show is collaboratively created by SOTA students, alumni and staff.
We promise you a fun and heartwarming evening as we explore the themes drawn from Zubir Said's inspiring life journey as a visionary composer and arts educator who hailed from Sumatra and made Singapore his home. Zubir Said has influenced generations of musicians and arts educators, and also touched many lives with his many film scores from the golden age of Singapore cinema.
Come enjoy a festive evening of heart, soul, story and song. Our students, alumni and staff have spent many months drawing inspiration from Zubir Said's life and music, in order to bring this memorable experience to you.
The proceeds from this annual fundraising show will go towards the SOTA Endowment Fund
which provides students with bursaries, scholarships, and other forms of financial assistance. Together, we can make an Impact.
Friday, 10 November 2023
Stall $50 | Circle $25
View the Programme booklet here.
Impact 2023 Key Visual and Artist Statement
The main visual for Impact 2023 was designed by Year 6 Visual Arts IBCP student, Zhu Di. Zhu Di wanted her artwork to tell the story of Zubir Said’s lifetime dedication to music. Zhu Di was drawn to the relationship Zubir Said had with his pet bird and the iconic image of the bird resting on his pipe, and chose to also capture this in her artwork. His hand clutches a musical score while gazing towards the horizon. In the backdrop, the setting sun rays symbolise the passing of his torch to young aspiring artists.