More than 400 guests turned out to support the First Initiative Foundation World In Tune Charity Gala, including famous soprano Renée Fleming, Canto-pop King Eason Chan, singer Miriam Yeung, Cantonese opera sensation Connie Chan and many more.

The annual stellar soiree, organised by Michelle Ong, founder of the FIF charity, raised funds to support art education projects. During the gala, Ong also revealed that Fleming and Chan will collaborate on a new song titled I Want to be released by the end of this year in benefit of the charitable cause.

Three-star Michelin celebrity chefs Umberto Bombana, Alvin Leung, Julien Tongourian and Chan Yan-tak worked together to create a one-of-a-kind dinner menu for guests.

Chic Chat with Michelle Ong

What’s the mission of First Initiative Foundation?

We proactively create and support initiatives that focus on how to develop the arts. [We also do] music mentorship and community outreach.

Can you tell about the theme of tonight’s gala?

World in Tune celebrates the power of music for unity and harmony.

Why did you choose music as the medium?

Because music is a universal language that can bring us together regardless of our cultures and languages.

Bespoke jewellery designer Michelle Ong spends years working on Carnet's exquisite pieces