Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Association’s Sai Wan Social Centre for the Elderly and Western District Integrated Social Service Centre organised "1580 Concert" in February under the Jockey Club Place for Healthy Ageing project, featuring two bands formed by teenagers and elderly respectively. After six months, the concert returned in a physical form.
The two bands which performed last time, Chillers and Galaxy, were joined by Whisky Whisper and TrueDay at the "1580 Concert 2.0". The pandemic limited the number of guests invited to the venue, yet live streaming allowed audience to share the joy at home. The performers played songs of their times, from the 70s classics to contemporary pop songs, while Galaxy surprised the audience with an English song as well. One of the elderly members who did not know English thanked the band tutors for helping him all along.
The professional setting of the venue enabled the bands to give a better performance, despite the challenges faced by band members, such as familiarising themselves with the sound and lighting system, and listening to the in-ear monitors. Although the preparation was harsh, they treasured the chance to be on stage under the pandemic and enjoyed the show very much.
Music has no limits, and serves as the tool to facilitate intergenerational harmony. The bands shared their vision in “1580 Concert”, and guided the audience to explore their world - a world of their own time.