"Cantonese Choral Showcase" Concert

Cantonese is a unique cultural symbol of Hong Kong, spoken by a great majority of local people, and as the mother-tongue of many who are born in this city. Songs in Cantonese bring much resonance to local people, though choral music in Cantonese is still very much a rarity. CU Chorus has been working on broadening the Cantonese choral repertoire by giving 3 special concerts with choral arrangements on Joseph Koo's classic TV theme songs (2014), numbers from Actor's Family's musicals (2016), and original works by Ng Cheuk-yin (2017). An all-Cantonese choral album Sing Our Own Song — Selected Hong Kong Choral Works was released in 2019. This year, CU Chorus will present more newly-commissioned original choral works and arrangements in Cantonese to the audience, from nursery rhymes, Cantopop, to brand new works. The Choral Suite on the much-acclaimed Cantonese musical A Tale of the Southern Sky will forms the highlight of this concert — after its 2017 reading and the 2020 staged performances, the musical will reignite its spirit in the form of a choral cantata with piano accompaniment, reviving many dramatic moments on the concert stage.

The Chinese University of  Hong Kong Chorus

Music Director & Conductor: Leon Chu

Pianists: Alexander Wong, Amy Lam

2022/6/5 (Sun) 3pm

 

Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

 

$220, $320, $500

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Programme

All-Cantonese Programme 

All original works and arrangements are commissioned by CU Chorus, and will be world-premièred in this concert.

Wai Yin (arr. Frankie Ho): Three Cantonese Nursery Rhymes

Cynthia Wong: Metaverse Fantasy (new work)

Cynthia Wong: Goodbye, Hello! (from musical “Cinematic Memories on Train No. 5”)

Alex Tam: You, My Prelude (SATB version)

Alex Tam: No Woundless World (SATB version)

Vincent Chow (arr. Ally): Ardently Love

Peter Lee (arr. Alex Tam): Your Name, My Surname

Serrini (arr. Alexander Wong): Don’t Text Him

Lau Wing-tao (arr. Amos Wong): Choral Suite “A Tale of the Southern Sky”

Ticket Discount

Each purchase of 10 - 40 standard tickets: 10-40 Tickets 10% off

Concessionary tickets for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & the minder, CSSA recipients, Full-time students: 50% off

 

Purchase tickets using CUHK Alumni Credit Card: 10% off

HK Phil Club Bravo members, Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Friends of Hong Kong Ballet, Chung Ying Theatre ‘Energy Fun Club plus’, City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Inspirations card & Student Dance Inspirations Card holders, Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company, HKRep Pals Members, Zuni Friends and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association members: 10% off

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