Karaoke is form of interactive entertainment in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded musical video with a microphone. The music is typically an instrumental version of a well-known popular song. The lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with video images to guide the singer.
Singing Karaoke in front of a group is an excellent way to build your confidence, train your memory, learn new songs and socialize with people.
In fact, it can be a very enjoyable afternoon for both the audience and the singers. This is especially true when the selected songs turn out to be very popular and the delivery turn out to be surprisingly well done.
In 2019 our group had 70 members. We have 6 hours of singing time in the afternoon of each Sunday in the MP1/2 room at the Bonsor 55+ Center. On average, 25-30 members attend each Karaoke session who may come in at any time during the session. We sing with a 5 minute quota each and we do it in a first-come-first-serve basis. At times we can sing up to approximately 85 songs during the session. We sing a variety of English and Chinese pop songs and opera songs. There are solos, duets and group singings opportunities. We have a lot of fun.
In addition to singing, we also have social events, about 3 parties per year. We do not go out to a restaurant but we organize good food to be brought onsite and we serve the food ourselves with the help of volunteers.
Our annual registration is in early March with an annual membership fee of only $20 in 2019.
Spring Party March 24, 2019
A member singing during one of the Karaoke sessions