香港浸會大學女聲合唱團剛剛完成的美國德州巡迴演出，是秉承大學音樂訓練的傳?，學生一方面可以得到海外演出的經驗，更可以和當地大學的合唱團作音樂交流，以提升音樂的水平。演出的地點包括Baylor University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Austin and San Antonio, McMurry University, Texas State University 等等。所到之處，觀?都報以熱烈的掌聲，持久不下。多位大?合唱指揮教授，更給於甚高的評價。今年六月，合唱團再赴美加進行巡迴演出，與海外校友分享浸會大學五十周年校慶的喜悅。
Recognized as one of the best choirs in Asia, the Hong Kong Baptist University Girls’ Choir (HKBUGC) has performed in all the major venues throughout the Special Administrative Region of China. The choir has performed with all the major orchestras in Hong Kong; including the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pan Asia Symphony as well as the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. Over the years, the choir has also established an international reputation through its oversea tours of Asia, Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States of America. A San Francisco critic wrote “perfect blend, impeccable intonation and diction … great vocal beauty and excitement”. In 2000, the HKBUGC participated in the first Choir Olympics in Linz, Austria and duly won a bronze medal in this world competition. Repertoire of the HKBU Girls’ Choir ranges from a capella music of the renaissance, standard selections from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods as well as traditional Chinese folk and art songs.
The choir is part of the curriculum of the Department of Music and Fine Arts Department though non-MFA students can join subject to vocal audition. Dr. Yip Wai Hong was the founding conductor. The choir has been under the direction of Mr. Andrew Cheung since 1992. In March 2005, the choir gave a series of concerts during a whirlwind tour of Texas, U. S. A., performing in many major U. S. universities, including Baylor University, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas at Austin and San Antonio, Texas State University as well as local churches. To celebrate HK Baptist University’s 50th anniversary, the choir will embark on another overseas tour to visit alumni in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver in June 2006.
Richmond Hill Chinese Baptist Church 黎明山(中文)浸信會
Address: 136 Hillsview Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T2
Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.