Chung Chi Choir
Founded in 1960, the Chung Chi Choir is mainly made up of students from the Music Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The aims of the Choir are to offer choral training and performance experience to its members, and to introduce and promote contemporary choral music and repertoire unfamiliar to local audience.
Chung Chi Choir covers a wide range of choral repertoire, including Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer, Nänie and Ein deutsches Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana and Faure’s Requiem. Much of the works performed by the Choir were Hong Kong premieres, such as the masses by Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria and Charpentier, Bruckner’s Requiem and Psalm 150 and Kodaly’s Pange Lingua; moreover, the chamber ensemble version of Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata was even a world premiere. Recently the choir has recorded a CD comprises of the works of the department faculties and graduates.
In its history of more than 50 years, the Chung Chi Choir has been greatly inspired musically and intellectually, under the batons of Professors such as David Gwilt, Greta Olson, Daniel Law, Chan Wing-wah, Victor Chan, Carmen Koon as well as Doctors David Sheng, Wong Wing-hee, Hugh McDonald, Angela Tam, Li Tai Wai, and so forth.