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The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert
Gábor Hollerung conducts CU Chorus

2023/6/4 (Sunday)

Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

$500 / $320 / $220

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An accredited event of CUHK 60th Anniversary Celebratory Programme

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Guest Conductor  Gábor Hollerung

Soprano Yuki Ip

Mezzo-soprano Carol Lin

Tenor Justin Li

Baritone. Albert Lim

Viola  Mark Hui

Pianos. Alexander Wong  Fung Tik Man

Keyboard Anne Lam

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus


Reed Criddle: Pietà (for viola and chorus, Asian première)

Gioachino Rossini: Petite messe solennelle (original chamber version, 1863/64)

Ticket Discount

Single-transaction purchase of Concert and Lecture standard tickets: 10% off

CUHK Alumni: 10% off

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

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About the Programme

Treading on a laborious path for half a century from a student singing group, CU Chorus now establishes a prominent position in the Hong Kong choral music scene. In this Golden Jubilee celebration concert, CU Chorus invites the highly renowned Hungarian conductor Gábor Hollerung to present two choral masterpieces written in different times.


Inspired by Michelangelo's famous sculpture in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, American composer Reed Criddle's 2012 choral piece Pietà infuses oriental elements in this moving vocalise for chorus and solo viola, the original instrumentation which will be presented in this concert as Asian première. Gioachino Rossini, the composer associated with many famous operas, wrote the choral masterpiece Petite messe solennelle in the final years of his life. The highly operatic vocal writing in a chamber setting with only two pianos and harmonium makes it a unique gem in choral repertoire. Gábor Hollerung's mastery in conducting choral works across centuries will surely bring CU Chorus to another peak in artistic achievement.

Guest Conductor: Gábor Hollerung 

Gábor Hollerung is currently the Music Director of Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra and Budapest Academic Choral Society. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, he extended his conducting studies in masterclasses by Eric Ericson, Kurt Masur and László Somogyi. His conducting appearances spread across Hungary, Israel, USA, mainland China and Taiwan. His extensive discography includes choral, orchestral and opera recordings. Apart from conducting, Hollerung is also active in music education, giving masterclass, and organizing choral music festivals. He was honored as a Meritorious Artist of Hungary in 2015.

Related Event

Lecture Demonstration on Rossini's Petite messe solennelle by Gábor Hollerung

Presented in English)

Besides conducting, Gábor Hollerung is also dedicated to promote music appreciation. His series of lecture demonstrations with Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra  in Budapest is highly acclaimed by music lovers. In this lecture, he will illustrate the fascinating musical craftsmanship of Rossini's Petite messe solennelle with excerpts sung live by CU Chorus.

2023/5/31 (Wednesday)

Tsuen Wan Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall


Ticket Discount
Single-transaction purchase of Concert and Lecture standard tickets: 10% off

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