|Music Office Children’s Choir
The Music Office Children’s Choir, formerly known as the “Music Office Chinese Folk Singing Children Ensemble”, was formed in 1981 with the aim of preserving the rich tradition of Chinese folk music and encouraging more children to participate in the singing of Chinese folk songs. Recent repertoire includes both Western and Chinese choral works, among which are several local premieres.
In addition to regular appearances in Music Office concerts, the Choir has also participated in a good number of invited performances. These include guest appearances in the annual concerts of Tuen Mun Children’s Choir, Shum Shui Po Children’s Choir, Kowloon City District Children’s Chorus and Kowloon City Schools’ Music Interflow, a joint concert with the Macao Youth Choir (Core Juvenil de Macau) presented by the Cultural Institute of the Macao SAR Government in Macao in 2007, as well as the “40th Anniversary Concert - HKCC & Friends” held in celebration of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir’s 40th anniversary in 2009. Furthermore, the Choir has also performed in the 1998 International Children’s Choir Festival, the 2nd International Children’s Choir Festival (China), 1999 and 2002 Hong Kong International Children’s Choral Festival, as well as several operetta productions, among which were Cinderella, Noah and His Floating Zoo and The Legend of Chang 'E - the Lady in the Moon, and community projects such as “Around the World in 80 Ways - Hong Kong Challenge” and the production of the Summer Youth Programme Theme Song VCD.
With 87 members aged 8 to 15, the Music Office Children’s Choir is currently trained by May Ho and Yau Man-ching. Recruitment is held annually through open audition.