Hong Kong Youth Choir

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Established in 1998, Hong Kong Youth Choir (HKYC) is an energetic and dynamic choir in Hong Kong.  The choir has an inclusive repertoire from Baroque oratorios to Broadway musicals, as well as local and Asian premieres of choral works by various composers  under the directorship of its five Music Director Laureates and the current Music Director Mr. Christopher Cheng.

The choir has also collaborated with many leading local and overseas renowned musicians.  Notable previous performances include a complete Les Misérables with celebrated singers such as Sean Oliver, Apollo Wong, Melody Sze and Carol Lin in December 2014, with two unique yet intellectual concerts featuring contemporary choral works in early and late 2016 respectively.  A recent highlight was that the choir collaborated with John Rutter in July 2017 in a concert of his own works conducted by composers. Beside performances, the choir excels itself by attending its first overseas tour, the 3rd Singapore International Choral Festival (SICF) in Aug 2016 and achieved the champion in the group of Musica Sacra.  

Demonstrating its commitment to nourishing local musicians, the choir strives to promote new commissions and collaborations with local artists.  Besides including works from local composers in its repertoire time to time, the choir has also done the series “Choral Panorama – Local Sound I and II” with two concerts mostly featuring works from local composer.  Currently, the resident composer and resident artist of the choir are Raymond Cheng and Alex Tam respectively. In recognition of its contribution to serving the community with quality music, HKYC was featured in a 60-minute programme broadcast on RTHK Radio 4 in both December 2001 and December 2004.  It has also been invited to perform at the annual Christmas Concert in the Park organized by RTHK Radio 4 from 2009 to 2011.

As a registered non-profit making charitable organization, the choir has participated in fund-raising activities regularly for the benefit of other charitable organizations. With around 40 young, energetic and dedicated members, the choir will always strive for its best to enrich the cultural life of Hong Kong with quality music.

香港新青年合唱團成立於 1998 年,是香港最富生命力與活力的合唱團之一。合唱團經五位前音樂總監及現任音樂總監鄭智山的領導,演出曲目包羅萬有,橫跨巴洛克神劇到百老匯音樂劇,並且包括不同合唱作品的演出香港或亞洲首演。

合唱團不斷與出色的本地或海外音樂家合作。早前重要的演出,包括於2014年12月上演全套「孤星淚」,與著名獨唱家如Sean Oliver、黃日珩、史韶韻及連皓忻等合作,亦分別於2016年1月及12月上演兩場各有特色,卻又充滿睿智的現代合唱作品音樂會。合唱團最近更於2017年7月與約翰‧盧特合作,上演一場由他親自指揮其作品的音樂會。除了不同演出,合唱團於2016年8月亦首次到海外,參與第三屆新加坡國際合唱節,並於宗教歌曲組獲得冠軍。

合唱團致力培育本地音樂家,亦會委約他們創作新曲並與他們合作。除了不時選取本地作曲家作品上演,合唱團亦已完成兩次《合唱全景 – 本地聲音》系列的音樂會,主要上演本地作曲家作品。現時,駐團作曲家及駐團藝術家分別為鄭凱聰及譚天樂。合唱團經過多年努力,成績獲得肯定,曾於 2001 年及 2004 年獲香港電台第 4 台邀請製作 60 分鐘節目,更獲邀於香港電台第4台製作的 2009、2010及2011聖誕園林音樂會中演出。