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Anita Mui insisted to sing all by herself Will have concerts next year again.
http://ent.sina.com.cn 2003年11月17日13:37 沈阳今报
Starting from Nov 6th, Anita Mui had 8 shows at Hong Kong Coliseum. Though different versions about her health condition were circulated, Mr Chan, the leader and the conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra that played music for Anita Mui's concert, told the reporters that her condition was not that serious. She planned to have 5 more shows next year.
患癌症依然坚持“真唱”/Insisted to sing by herself
Last night, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra of 80 musicians arrived at Shanghai from Hong Kong. Though a bit tired from the trip, when talked about Anita Mui's Concert: Mr. Chan happily said: [Everything went smoothly. Pretty good.] According to Mr. Chan, Anita Mui can handle lots of work. Each concert was about 3 hours, every night it would finish at about 11:30p.m., But Anita Mui had no problem to cope with it physically. In contrary, she sang better as the concert went on. The most pleasing part is that Ah Mui was never off key, and she insisted to sing herself for all 8 shows. Mr. Chan said: [At the beginning, we had made some preparation in case she could not go on. We would let the guest singers sing more songs. But Anita Mui didn't like, she insisted to finish 20 plus songs. Also she talked a lot on the stage. I feel her health condition wasn't as bad as it was circulated. During the concert, Anita Mui had one vocal accompany ready, if she really felt that her condition wasn't that good, the vocal accompany would sing together with her."
Mr Chan said, he and all the musicians were very touched by the passion audience showed to Anita Mui . "It was full house for every show. No matter when Anita Mui was singing or talking, audience applauded vehemently. When Anita Mui was changing, and we were playing music, audience applauded warmly too." Besides Mr. Chan was deeply impressed by the unity of HK artists. Those super stars know how to respect and appreciate the works of other people. " You might know that during Anita Mui's concert, every night super stars came to her concert, such as Jacky Chan, Carina Lau, Jacky Cheung and etc. They sent flower bouquets to Anita Mui. Also when the concert finished , those super stars would stand aside at the corridor, and clapped politely when people of our orchestra passed by. We were very touched.'
It was said that Anita Mui intended to have additional shows for her concert. But in view of her health condition, they didn't really add more shows. Yesterday Mr. Chan to the reporters the real reason for not to have additional shows. "Originally Anita Mui intended to have additional show on 11/12. However we didn't plan to have the additional show, so too late to have it. Then they wanted to have more shows after 11/15. But we and the HK band had other work to do, it can't fit into our schedule. Therefore, Hong Kong organizers are negotiating with us to have 5 shows from January 13th to 17th. Final decision should be known by next week.]