Address: Unit 03, 9/F, Park Commercial Centre, Tung Lo Wan Road, 180, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Registration Deadline: 1 May 2018
Early Bird Application Deadline: 10 January 2018
The festival has invited the Ponomaryov ‘Vesna’ Children’s Choir (winner of the Grand Prize in the Béla Bartók 27th International Choir Competition), the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (winner of the ‘Choir of the World’ title at the World Youth and Children Choral Festival) and Oxford Maqam to attend as the festival’s ‘Resident Choirs’, giving a series of spectacular performances, masterclasses & workshops throughout.
Ponomaryov Vesna Children’s Choir
‘Vesna’ is a choir distinguished by the originality of its creative approach, a refined taste, impeccable singing technique, inimitable onstage expression and in-depth interpretation. It is known for being an artistic benchmark for the modern choir art as performed by children – a community that for five decades has been giving its listeners a gift of happiness and joy through its Spring-like (‘Vesna’) art.
The New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC)
NZSSC comprises 60 of New Zealand’s finest young choral voices. It promises to inspire members by performing a wide variety of music, including many works from New Zealand composers, and strongly believes in empowering youth through the celebration of choral music.
Ever since it formed in 2008, the Oxford Maqam ensemble has contributed to the broadening of understanding of Egyptian musical culture, both in terms of traditional artistry and historical timespan. This pioneering group comprises both an Arab takht (chamber ensemble) and a big band.
‘Revolutionary’, ‘Spiritual’, ‘Powerfully atmospheric’ – SongLines magazine
Building upon the success and reputation that the World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association (WYCCAA) has established through its biennial flagship festival (World Youth and Children Choral Festival), the association is pleased to present a new festival, the 2018 ‘Belt & Road’ World Choir Festival.
Open for choirs of all ages and levels, the competition offers eight categories for different voices and genres.
As the title suggests, the new choir festival echoes the ‘Belt & Road’ initiative, which advocates for deeper and tighter cultural exchanges and connections across the Eurasian continent. The festival is therefore envisaged to be an all-encompassing platform to explore the history and cultural heritage of such related countries through the choral arts and to search for artistic and choral perfection from all over the world – through which we hope to share and celebrate peace, love and cultural diversity.
World Youth & Children Choral Artists' Association / Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association
Unit 03, 9/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
About the organiser
Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association (HKTCA) had successfully organised the World Youth and Children's Choir Festival in the years of 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015.
With continuing support from our followers and worldwide choral stakeholders, the World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association (WYCCAA) was strategically established and founded by Prof. TONG with the composition of global five continents' representatives and backbone members of HKTCA in 2015 to co-organise the most beautiful choir festival ever as a fruitful milestone.
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