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2011
August
HK Oratorio Society to showcase the charm of the Mendelssohns
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     The concert from the Hong Kong Oratorio Society (HKOS), "Mendelssohn & Mendelssohn: Fanny & Felix", presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be staged in September.

     The programme comprises works by the Mendelssohns: Fanny Mendelssohn's oratorio on "Scenes from the Bible" and selections from Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah". Under the baton of conductor Professor Chan Wing-wah and guest conductor Professor Gabriel Leung, the orchestra will perform with the Hong Kong Strings, the award-winning SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School Choir, sopranos Rao Lan and Catherine Pun, contralto Ruth Lau and tenor Sam Kan, as well as baritone Petrus Cheung.

     The HKOS was founded in 1956, taking its name from its favourite genre of repertoire, the oratorio, which refers to extended choral works with religious or mythological stories. The present Music Director, Professor Chan, took the baton after several successful collaborations with the HKOS in 1995. He has been leading this choir to perform oratorios at regular seasonal concerts and occasional concert tours. Several of these shows were Hong Kong premieres. The choir has performed under the baton of many famous conductors and with various professional orchestras. It has also gone on concert tours overseas and travelled to major cities in Mainland China.

     The concert by the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, "Mendelssohn & Mendelssohn: Fanny & Felix", will be staged at 8pm on September 17 (Saturday) at the Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall. Tickets priced at $120, $100 and $80 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). For details of group booking discounts, please refer to the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7321 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/000002de.html . For URBTIX ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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