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Hong Kong Chamber Choir ─ “Te Deum”



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1 April 2012 (Sun) 8pm

Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall

$120, 100, 80
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Performers

Conductor: Richard Tsang

Soprano: Rosaline Pi

Counter-tenor: Enico Luk

Tenor: Sam Lau

Bass: Edmund Kwan

Organ: Wong Kin-yu

Choir: Hong Kong Chamber Choir

Orchestra: Hong Kong Soloists

 
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Programme

Te Deum (1692)

Charpentier

Te Deum in D, Z232 (1694)

Purcell

Te Deum in C (1800)

Haydn

Te Deum in D, ‘Dettingen’, HWV283 (1743)

Handel

Te Deum in C, KV141 (1769)

Mozart

 
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Details of Performers

Hong Kong Chamber Choir

The Hong Kong Chamber Choir was established in 1999 with a specific mission of promoting and performing demanding choral works for small size choir. The Choir also believes that a good solo vocalist can be a good ensemble singer so the Choir places great emphasis on vocal (as individual) and choral (as chorister) technique. Consequently many members are also fine solo singers on their own right.  Over the past years, the Choir has given a number of successful concerts including Schutz's Christmas Story; Handel's oratorio Alexander's Feast, Bach's St John Passion, St Matthew PassionChristmas Oratorio, Magnificat,Mass in B Minor; An Evening of Baroque Motets, Voice of the Renaissance, Handel’s pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, Vocal Delights Made in Hong Kong, Faure's Requiem, Haydn's The Creation and Purcell's Anthems.

 

Hong Kong Soloists

The Hong Kong Soloists (HKS) was formed in 1998 by a group of professional musicians and active performers on the local classical music scene. The group’s mission is to offer best class of playing in the world of classical music for medium and small sized orchestra with special focus on, but not limited to solo, orchestra and concerto works including the vocal repertoire. In so doing, HKS hopes to provide an active performance platform for local musicians in Hong Kong. HKS also hopes to introduce to local audience some of the rarely performed works for small sized performing groups.

 

Richard Tsang

Conductor

Richard Tsang has been active as a composer, broadcaster, academic, arts administrator and promoter of contemporary music and has organized in the past three decades many international exchange events and festivals in this field.  As a composer, Tsang's works have been commissioned and performed by many local and international groups.  He was the founding Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 1990 to 1993.  Over the years he has guest conducted many local and international groups including Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra, and choral groups such as Hong Kong Oratorio Society, Allegro Singers, The Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong, etc.  Academically, Tsang is currently the Dean of Students and Professor of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts at The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

 

Rosaline Pi

Soprano

Rosaline Pi graduated from McGill University with a double degree in Bachelor of Music (Voice) and Physics.  She is one of the most active sopranos on the local music scene in recent years, known for her forte in early music and the Baroque repertoire.  Some of the notable performances include oratorios by Bach and Handel.  Apart from performing on the concert stage, Pi has also given public lectures on vocal music, and was the Artist-in-Residence of Tuen Mun Town Hall.  Pi is often invited as a vocal critic for the classical music radio channels.  Pi currently teaches voice at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Baptist University.  

 

Enico Luk

Counter-tenor

Enico Luk graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in Holland and the Hong Kong Baptist University.  He has performed extensively in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, etc. as a soloist with several Baroque orchestras, and is also a member of the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Choir.  In addition, Luk has been an adjudicator in many music competitions, such as the CCTV International Competition for Young Chinese Vocalists in Beijing and the Chinese Community Singing Contest in Holland.  In addition to his performing career, Luk is an active educator, as well as an actor and coach in different kinds of productions like movies, pop music and musicals.

 

Sam Lau

Tenor

Sam Lau started voice study when he was a medical undergraduate in Germany. He was trained at the Munich Conservatory, specializing in the repertoire of Lieder and sacred music. Since returning to Hong Kong, he has given regular recitals and appeared as soloist with many leading local choirs. Lau has performed many well-known song cycles such as Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Dichterliebe.  He also appeared frequently as soloists in many major local oratorio productions including Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s St John Passion, Mass in B Minor, Schumann’s Requiem, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Haydn’s The Creation.

 

Edmund Kwan

Bass

Edmund Kwan has extensive experience in solo roles in both oratorios and operas.  With the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, he was bass solo in Haydn’s Seasons in the 1992 Choir's Canadian tour and in Hong Kong.  He has made recordings for the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, the Hong Kong Baptist University Choir's programme at Radio Television Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Medical Association, and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  Kwan has also appeared as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus, the Hong Kong Bach Choir, Hong Kong Baptist University Choir, Hong Kong Chamber Choir and The Hong Kong Chinese University Choir.  Kwan has been a student of Ho Hak, Ella Kiang, Michael Rippon, Kevin Miller, Robert Alderson and Derek Anthony. 

 

Wong Kin-yu

Organ

Wong Kin-yu graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she was awarded two major organ prizes.  She also holds a Diploma in Education and the LRSM, LRAM, ARCM diplomas in performance and teaching.  Wong gives regular organ recitals and is a much sought-after accompanist on the piano.  She is at present teaching organ at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Alliance Bible Seminary.

 

 
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Programme Length

Running time of this performance is about 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes

 

Audiences are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.
 
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Ticket and Concession

Tickets available from 1 March onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.

 

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

 

Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;

15% off for 10-19 standard tickets;

20% off for 20 or more standard tickets

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.
 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

 

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

 
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