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“Gloria” by Hong Kong Chamber Choir

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
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14.04.2013(Sun)
20:00
$120, $100, $80
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Programme

Vivaldi

Gloria, RV 589

Bach

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake Up, the Voice Calls Us), BWV 140

Bach

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life), BWV 147

 

About the Performer

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 Passion, Easter Oratorio, Christmas 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 the 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 the local audience some of the rarely performed works for small sized performing groups.

 

Richard Tsang

Conductor

Richard Tsang, born in Hong Kong, is active in composing and promoting new music on the local and international levels.  He was the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Composers' Guild.  As a composer, Tsang's works have been commissioned and/or performed by many local and international art groups including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Wind Symphony Orchestra, Japan Folklore Foundation, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, etc.  He was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, Composer of the Year Award and the CASH Golden Sail Award for the Best Serious Composition.  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 vocal groups such as Hong Kong Oratorio Society, Allegro Singers, The Pro-Musica Society of Hong Kong.  Since 2009, Tsang has been the Professor of Music and Dean of Students at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

 

Rosaline Pi

Soprano

Rosaline Pi graduated from McGill University in Canada with a Bachelor of Music degree in voice.  She also studied Physis at the same time and was awarded a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.  She is currently one of the most active sopranos on local scene.  Pi is a local expert in the performance of early music and Baroque vocal works.  She has performed works such as Bach's cantatas and Handel's oratorios regularly. Apart from frequently giving solo recitals and series of open lectures on singing, she has been invited by Radio 4 to present her own program on vocal music and she is currently a regular critic with the Radio on vocal music.  Pi currently teaches at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  Pi graduated from CUHK with her M.A. (Philosophy) degree in 2007.  She now studies for her PhD degree in Philosophy there. 

 

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, 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.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 14 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.

 

Programme Length

Running time of the 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.

 

Enquiries

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

 

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

Programme Note

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