The Chinese New Year Evangelistic Concert was started in 1995, initiated by Overseas Radio & Television (ORTV). ORTV noticed from many evangelistic outreach events held previously that the testimonies of well-known Christian artistes, in particular, touched and spoke to the hearts of pre-believing attendees. The artistes were familiar faces and connected well with the attendees, making them more receptive to the gospel. The idea of using artistes familiar to the general public and with good testimonies to do outreach during the festive period was birthed. This was done in hopes of countering the cultural misconception that Christianity is a western religion. Also, holding the concert on a more neutral ground is a non-threatening way to invite pre-believers who are resistant to attending church.
This biennial Chinese New Year Concert is jointly organised by the Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Church of Singapore in partnership with ORTV and Arise and Shine Artistes Association (ASAA).
The denominations take turns to host the biennial concert with the support of the other above-mentioned denominations. This year, we have the Anglicans – the Diocese of Singapore – helming the Working Committee and organisation of the Concert. We are glad to have the following Christian artistes: Moses Lim and Tammy Chow as emcees, and Eric Moo, Rachel Liang, Vence Soong, Augustine, Liu Cheng, the Heavenly Melody Singers and
TBC Dance Group putting up singing, acting, dancing and magic show performances.
Make your Chinese New Year a special one by bringing pre-believing friends, family or relatives to this evangelistic concert, so that they may know Christ and the true source of earthly blessings.