Concert "HKCC & Friends – Harmonies from Hamburg" by the Hamburg Girls' Choir and the Hong Kong Children's Choir
The Hamburg Girls' Choir and the Hong Kong Children's Choir will perform a repertoire of selected choral works from the West and the East in the joint concert "HKCC & Friends – Harmonies from Hamburg" on 11 March 2017 at 19.30 at the Jehovahjireh Concert Hall of the International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School (182 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon).
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For enquiries about the concert, please contact 2715 6525.
More about the two choirs:
The Hamburg Girls' Choir was founded by Gesa Werhahn and Christoph Pillat in 2003. It is an institution of the National Youth School of Music, Hamburg. The chorus consists of approximately 200 singing girls in the age starting from four years old. This chorus school consists of several groups of different ages. The one with the highest level, the Concert Choir, includes 52 girls between 13 and 23, and rehearses twice a week. The diverse repertory contains German as well as international choir music. A main emphasis of the work is to promote a cappella music. The choir takes part in cultural exchange programmes with other European countries every year. Besides regular concerts in Hamburg and surroundings, the choir also visited Bulgaria, the three Baltic States, England, Hungary, Austria, Iceland, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Swaziland, the United Arab Emirates, the Faroe Islands and in 2017 Asia with concerts at Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The Hamburg Girls' Choir was the finalist of the renowned German Choir Competition (Deutscher Chorwettbewerb) and is considered as one of the leading girls' choirs of Germany.
The Hong Kong Children's Choir (HKCC) was founded in 1969 as a registered non-profit-making charitable organisation and has made tremendous contributions for children's arts training in Hong Kong. HKCC is now the biggest choir in the world and has grown into a diversified arts organisation for children. HKCC is invited to perform overseas each year, spreading the message of love and peace in different parts of the world. The choir has been well received and appreciated in many countries, gaining an international reputation as the "Little Goodwill Singing Ambassadors" and "one of the best children's choirs in the world". HKCC was named "China's Top Ten Children Chorus" in 2003 and won the prestigious "Award of the Audience" at the "Vivace 2006 International Choir Festival" in Hungary. In 2008, the choir was awarded the Gold Cup at "Shanghai International Children's Chorus Festival". In 2014, HKCC was selected by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) as one of the IFCM Ambassadors for 2013 to 2015. The choir was invited to perform in the "10th World Symposium on Choral Music" in South Korea in 2014 and in "The 1st IFCM World Choral Expo" in Macau in 2015.