Oxfam Musical Marathon 2023
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Oxfam Musical Marthon 2023

When disasters strike, things can go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye in impoverished communities, putting many lives at risk. Poor communities are also often hit first and worst, and people can lose everything overnight. That’s why providing timely assistance during disasters and enhancing communities’ disaster resilience is crucial.


Have you ever thought that your musical talent could make a difference for people experiencing poverty?


Oxfam Musical Marathon is OHK annual musical fundraising event, the theme of this year is ‘Compose a Humanitarian Movement’. Participants can choose to perform in person or online; those who choose to perform in-person can gain valuable experience performing on stage at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.


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Musicians and music lovers of all ages can showcase their talent and raise funds to support disaster-affected communities experiencing poverty around the world. Communities will not only learn how to prepare for disasters, but also how to bounce back better afterwards. Participants can gather strength from friends and family to accumulate more donations to help the poor communities in need, so they can build up their capacity and skills to improve their own lives and become self-reliant. These include community organizing, health and sanitation, infrastructure, training and income generation activities. The event will have several awards with attractive prizes and certificate, please join us!


Event FOrmat

The event has option of Online and Live Performance.


Please support Oxfam's Poverty Alleviation work

The funds raised will support Oxfam's efforts to provide humanitarian relief to poor communities affected by disasters worldwide. This includes providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities, promoting health education and awareness to prevent and control diseases, and preparing communities for and enhancing their resilience to disasters.

Oxfam's humanitarian work not only includes responding to immediate needs and post-disaster reconstruction, but also pre-disaster capacity building and community disaster risk reduction work. Providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) during humanitarian responses is also a critical part of our work.

Since the 1960s, Oxfam has been providing clean drinking water and public health facilities, as well as promoting health education and awareness in impoverished areas and refugee camps around the world. This work is crucial because if individuals, families, or communities can’t access these basic needs and rights, they’re more likely to fall into poverty due to illness, negating the effects of poverty alleviation efforts. That’s why providing clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to communities experiencing poverty can prevent and control diseases at the source, ensuring the health and livelihoods of the people in these communities.


WASH Program


Music Master support

Top three individual participants who raise the most funds (at least HKD6,000) and group champion of outstanding fundraiser (at least HKD10,000) will have an opportunity to share music with Music Master in person!


Event Detail

Online Performances:

From now until 11 September 2023

(Oxfam website and YouTube channel)


Live Performances:

26 August 2023 (Saturday)

Morning Session: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai


- Suitable for anyone who wants to support Oxfam's poverty alleviation work through music, regardless of age.


Performance Format and Categories:

- Participants can choose to perform live or online and select a song of their choice. There are no restrictions on the format (e.g. instrumental performance, choral singing, band performance, etc.).

- Participants can choose to perform individually, in small groups, or as a school/music organisation.

- If a school/music organisation participates, the name of the participating institution will be displayed on the event webpage as a supporting organisation, and there is a chance to receive awards in the name of the organisation.

Please select the category and fill in the registration form:


Type of Performance

Performance Category Group

Online Performance

Individual (Click here)

Group (Click Here)

School / Music Institution / Organization (Click here)

Live Performance

Individual (Click here)

Group (Click here)


All participants must save their performance video to the cloud (such as Google Drive / Dropbox, etc.) within seven days after registration and email the download link to Oxfam's event mailbox at musicalmarathon@oxfam.org.hk. The performance video will be uploaded to Oxfam's YouTube Channel and linked to our Fundraising Platform

Participants must pay the registration fee to participate in the event. If participants raise a specified amount, they will receive an award certificate.

Online Performances:


Application Fee (1)

Minimum Fundraising Amount

(Electronic Award Certificate per Participant)


Partner (3)








(Up to 4 Members)






Application Fee (1)

Minimum Fundraising Amount

(Electronic Supporter Fundraiser Award Certificate per Participant)

School / Music Institution/ Organisation

Up to 50 Participants

(Can be individual or in a group)

HKD10,000 per unit

HKD400 per additional performer

Minimum Fundraising Amount per unit: 


Recommended Fundraising Amount per Performer:



Live Performances:

(Limited Quotas at Hong Kong Arts Centre; on a first-come-first-served basis)


Application Fee (1)

Minimum Fundraising Amount

(Each Participant will receive a Performance Slot and

Award Certificate for the Live Performance)


Partner (3)

Leader (2)(3)







(Up to 4 Members)







(1) No donation receipt will be issued for the application fee.

(2) All winners of the ‘Leader Fundraiser Award’ will be invited to attend the award ceremony on 24 September 2023 and receive an award trophy.

(3) Oxfam will acknowledge all winners of the 'Partner Fundraiser Award' and 'Leader Fundraiser Award' in Newspaper on 24 September 2023

  • It is recommended that participants submit videos that are shot in 16:9 landscape mode for optimal playback.
  • Each video should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Participants must name their video files according to their unique reference number and full English name, for example: B2023071200001-CHAN SIU MING JOHN.
  • Participants must send the video download link to the Oxfam Musical Marathon email address (musicalmarathon@oxfam.org.hk) within 7 working days after submitting their application form. 
  • Participants are allowed to edit their their videos (e.g. adding images, text, special effects, filters) or splice them.
  • Participants must be the sole owners of the videos they submit, and must ensure that they are original works without any plagiarism, defamation, or infringement of others' intellectual property, privacy, or other rights.
  • Videos must not contain any spam messages, malicious software, fraud, violence, hate speech, terrorism, harassment, bullying, threats, pornography, child exploitation, impersonation, political, personal and confidential information, advocacy of danger, illegal activities, publicly streamed files, infringing, indecent or offensice images, content, photos, or other materials, otherwise they will not be accepted.
  • Participants must agree that the submitted video and/or their stories may be used by Oxfam Hong Kong, other Oxfam affliiates worldwide, and Oxfam's partners for promoting Oxfam's work and helping Oxfam raise funds, and may appear in different media, including websites, newspapers, social media, publications, TV and radio, etc.
  • Oxfam reserves the right to play videos on its social media platforms related to this event.

Prize Table


(1) The above awardees will be invited to Award Ceremony on 24 September 2023

(2) Oxfam Hong Kong will publish a thank you page on newspaper to acknowledge all the above awardees



- A sponsored gift will be given to all participants who have participated in the In-Person Performance.

 Contact us

Please stay tuned to our email, website and Oxfam Facebook Page to appreciate maestri's performance and event detail.
For enquires, please contact 3120 5129 or email to musicalmarathon@oxfam.org.hk


Sponsored by                                                             

AIA eng     Tom Lee    


Supporting Organization

Hong Kong Art Music Society

Heartstrings Harp Centre

Ange de la Musique

Resonance Piano

Miss KiKi Workshop

HKWMA Chu Shek Lun Secondary School

G.T.(Ellen Yeung)College

Little Pianists