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Lingnan Music Series: Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble – A Concert of Chaozhou Xianshi Ensemble Music

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
$160, $120
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Chaozhou Xianshi Ensemble Music spreads throughout Chaozhou and Shantou town districts and countryside. Its musical form is flexible and can be either big or small. Generally, it is in a small group of musicians. The major instruments include string and plucked-string instruments while guban conducting the tempo and erxian taking the lead.



Chaozhou Music Ensemble

Fish Hawks Dabbling in the Water

Chaozhou Gongs and Drums Xiao luogu

Sharpening the Sickle

Lions Playing with a Ball

Xianshi Ensemble Music

Two Heroes Crossing the River

A Pair of Swallows

Beishan Singing

The Willow in the Spring Breeze

Hibiscus in Autumn

As the Waves Wash the Sand


Feng Liu Zi

Yearning for Spring

Chaozhou Operatic Song Singing


Later Spring

(Vocal: Lee Yuen-ching, Yeung Mei-wah)

Wang Jinlong

(Vocal: Lee Ching-lan)

Reunion by the Well

(Vocal: Lee Yuen-ching, Lee Ching-lan)


About the Performers


Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble

The Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble is a non-professional organization performing Chaozhou music and Chinese opera in Hong Kong. Formed in the 1970’s, the Ensemble was a regular performing group in the outdoor entertainment programmes of the former Hong Kong Urban Council. Its members are local enthusiasts in Chaozhou music, most of whom with 20 to 30 years of performing experience. These veterans are now helping to groom younger musicians either as coaches or music teachers. Apart from performing as accompanying ensemble for Chaozhou opera troupes in Hong Kong, it has also toured Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. The musicians are in close contact with famous virtuosi in Chaozhou and Shantou, practising with them and actively promoting cultural exchange in a bid to keep the art form thriving.


Main Performers:

Lau Fok-kwong, Li Tung-yat, Wong Pui-chu, Lo Shau-chun, Hui Din-fung, Wong Shek-yuk, Tang Siu-cheong, Hui Chun-lit, Chan Yim-pau, Hui Hon-kei, Li Ying-wai, Wong Bing-wah, Wong Shek-tong and Lee Chun-hau



Lee Yuen-ching, Yeung Mei-wah and Lee Ching-lan



Tickets available from 16 January onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card 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.


‘Lingnan Music Series’ Package Discount

For each purchase of standard tickets for Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble – A Concert of Chaozhou Gongs and Drums Da luogu, Hong Kong Chiuchow Music Ensemble – A Concert of Chaozhou Xianshi Ensemble Music, Sounding Treasures and Zheng Concert by Chen Anhua:

10% off for any 2 programmes, 15% off for any 3 programmes, 20% off for all 4 programmes.

(Except ‘Raoping Chiu Chow Opera Troupe of Guangdong & Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe’)


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


The box office of Yau Ma Tei Theatre only sells tickets for programmes performed at the venue. 


Programme Length

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

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



Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking : www.urbtix.hk


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

Programme Notes


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