The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus

… A voice full of passion, it’s the valuable spirit of youth.
– Prof. Leo Lee Ou-fan,

Ming Pao Daily

CU Chorus is a wonderful youth choir with amazing abilities! Having worked with them and their conductor – my former student Leon Chu, I will keep forever my memories about the great spirit, sensitivity and beautiful music they can create! I am happy to know you, my dear friends!
– Prof. Theodora Pavlovitch,

International Federation for Choral Music

CU Chorus were splendid in their collaboration with Siam Philharmonic in our ongoing complete Mahler Cycle. They sang like angels — just as the composer intended!
– Somtow Sucharitkul,

Music Director of Siam Philharmonic


For over 40 years’ pursuit of excellence, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus (CU Chorus) has become one of the best local university choirs in Hong Kong. With a global vision, CU Chorus has performed not only on the local stage, but also in various cities in southern China and Southeast Asia. With its high quality performances and innovative programmes, CU Chorus is dedicated to promote the art of choral music to the general public.

CU Chorus was founded in 1972 by a group of CUHK students. In the early days, the role of conductor was taken up by students. Since the 1990s, the formal post of Music Director and Conductor is established. The post is first taken up by Dennis Ng, followed by Yeh Cheung-shing in 2000, and currently Leon Chu from 2006. From a group that once taken part in joint-university singing contest by the Hong Kong Federation of Students, to the one that organises annual performances, CU Chorus has now developed its range of performances including two public concerts every year, free campus concerts, overseas exchange performances, Christmas caroling, conducting workshops and charity outreach performances.