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Hong Kong Voices sings
CONTEMPORARY CHORAL MUSIC

As summer approaches, Hong Kong Voices brings you a fiesta of contemporary choral music – from Hungarian folk tunes to Nordic-inspired chants, together with beautiful music set on French, Irish, English, American and Hebrew poetries – this is a concert that will relax your soul and freshen up your mind, one that you would not want to miss.

28th June 2014 (Saturday) 19:30
Recital Theatre, China Congregational Church, Causeway Bay
Conductor: Grace Chiang

PROGRAMME: (click on the titles to listen to samples)

KODÁLY Bilder aus der Mátra-Gegend (Mátra Pictures) (1931)
HINDEMITH Six Chansons from Rilke “Vergers” (Orchard) (1939)
LIGETI Magány (Solitude) (1946)
WHITACRE Five Hebrew Love Songs (1996/2001)
BARNUM She Walks in Beauty (2003)
BARNUM Adoramus Te, Christe (2005)
BARNUM Afternoon on a Hill (2007)
BARNUM The Stars Stand Up in the Air (2010)
TICHELI Constellation (2010)
GJEILO Northern Lights (2010)
GJEILO Ubi Caritas II (2013)

TICKETS: HK$120 (free seating)
Tickets are available at our website NOW!!

TICKETING ENQUIRIES
E-mail: info@hkvoices.org
WhatsApp: +852 5509 9455

Concert Duration: Approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes (with 15-minute intermission)
Age Limit: 6 (No admission for persons below this age)

PRESS CONTACTS
Ms. Linda Chan: linda.chan@hkvoices.org / 6719 7678
Mr. Tony Ling: tony.ling@hkvoices.org / 6892 1286

conductor photoAbout Grace Chiang, conductor
(Photo: © Yankov Wong Production)

Grace Chiang graduated from the Music Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, studying voice with Soprano Chan Siu-kwan. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music Scholarship to read for a Master’s degree in Music, majoring in Historical Musicology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she continued her vocal studies under the guidance of Baritone Christian Immler.

An active performer, Grace has appeared as soloist in works as Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, J. S. Bach’s St. John’s Passion and cantatas, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, and Copland’s In the Beginning. Her interest extends to contemporary music, often performing works by Hong Kong composers, and collaborated with the Chinese Music Virtuosi in premiering Chan Hing-yan’s Schmetterlingsträumen Lieder at the Musicarama 2010, and appeared with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, performing works by Lam Bun-ching at the 2012 Macau International Music Festival.

Grace currently teaches music at her alma mater, and conducts Hong Kong Voices among various choral ensembles. She recently appeared in performances such as Howells’s Requiem, Finzi’s Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, J. S. Bach’s motets andMagnificat BWV243.

About Hong Kong Voices

Hong Kong Voices is one of the leading chamber choirs in Hong Kong. Founded in 2000, the Choir is dedicated to bringing a wide range of choral masterpieces to Hong Kong audience. The Choir’s size is flexible depending on the repertoire, and the core group consists of around 16 members. In past seasons, the Choir gave first Hong Kong performances of a number of Bach cantatas, Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden and the London version of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem. The Choir made its radio debut on RTHK4 in 2002.

Hong Kong Voices has collaborated with many leading local artists and performs regularly with its professional instrumental partners. Recent highlights include J. S. Bach’s St John Passion and Magnificat, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, Brahms’s Ziguenerlieder, Copland’s In the Beginning, Fauré’s Requiem with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Samson Young’s Electric Requiem – God Save the Queen.

Ken Lam has been Artistic Director of the Choir since 2001. Now residing in the US, he has just been appointed Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

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