HCM CITY — A special TV music show in celebration of Vietnamese Teachers Day on November 20 will air on HCM City Television (HTV) this weekend.
The show, called Còn Mãi Áo Trắng Ngay Tan Trường (Schooltime Forever), will feature songs and dances in praise of teachers and their contributions.
Famous singers Bảo Anh, Khởi My and Vũ Cat Tường, winners of music competitions for students in HCM City in the 2000s, will open the 60-minute concert.
They will perform songs about teachers and students written by Nguyến Văn Chung, Hoang Tuấn and Hải Đăng. The songs were top hits and helped shoot them to fame.
Works about girls and boys, friendship and teenage relationships will also be included.
Pop idol Bảo Anh will sing Safe and Sound and Mot Ngay Em Sẽ (One Day I Will), two of her hits released in 2010.
“Every year, when Teachers Day comes, I am excited and happy. My performance at the show Còn Mãi Áo Trắng Ngay Tan Trường will represent my love for Vietnamese teachers,” said Anh, winner of Tiếng Ca Học Đường 2009, a music contest for students launched by HTV in co-operation with the HCM City Department of Education and Training.
“I began singing when I was at school. My teachers and classmates gave support to me. I’ll never forget my schooltime,” said the 28-year-old, who has spent hours working in HTV’s studio to prepare for her performance.
Anh and many former students around the country often visit their old school on Teachers’ Day every year. They offer flowers and greeting cards to teachers and share their experiences with younger generations.
The show Còn Mãi Áo Trắng Ngay Tan Trường will include reports and talks with teachers from famous schools in HCM City, such as Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai High School and Le Quý Đon Secondary and High Schools, which have a long and storied history. Images of the schools, their teachers and students will also be captured.
The show will air at 9am on HTV9 channel on Sunday, November 15.