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Heavenly voices to lift HK audiences

One of the oldest, largest and most active choirs in the city, Hong Kong Oratorio Society will soon join Hong Kong Strings to give two concerts.

Under the baton of its music director, Professor Chan Wing-wah, the society's performance will include "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No. 147)", "Ave Maria", "Gloria", "The Lark in the Clear Air" and "The Lord's Prayer" to name a few of the highlights of the concert.

The concert, "Heaven & Earth are Filled with Your Glory", will be held at 3pm on June 25 (Saturday) at the Auditorium of the Tuen Mun Town Hall and 3pm on July 3 (Sunday) at the Auditorium of the Sha Tin Town Hall.

Over the past 49 years, Hong Kong Oratorio Society has presented more than 300 concerts and performed about 100 oratorios and major choral works by classical and contemporary composers, while many of these works were premiered in Hong Kong. In addition, the society has commissioned four choral works and released four CD recordings.

Hong Kong Strings was founded in 1998 and is comprised of over 20 young string musicians. Members are mainly graduates of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and local or overseas music institutions. Some of them are currently working for the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and other local orchestras. The group is dedicated to promoting music to the public through concerts.

"Heaven & Earth are Filled with Your Glory" by Hong Kong Oratorio Society is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $60, $80 and $100 are now available at URBTIX outlets, while senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues.

For enquiries about the programme, call 2268 7321 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at .

Ends/Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Issued at HKT 11:34


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