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Music Ministry

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Mission

Committed to the teachings of Christ, we focus on leading all members to become goodwill ambassadors by promoting musical knowledge and experience, practicing teamwork and enhancing comprehensive character and personality development through singing and a variety of music events.

Course Content

Integrating the world's most authoritative state-of-the-art Dalcroze, Kodaly, Karl Orff, and Suzuki teaching methods, we aim to strengthen children's musical knowledge by introducing the concept of pitch and rhythm, improving sight-singing-ability, cultivating musical sense, and nurturing emotional interpretation of music. Furthermore, we focus particularly on Phonics (sound foundation pedagogy) learning to enhance the comprehensive language skills of the members.

Performances and activities

We regularly organize performances at community centers, concert halls, schools, churches, and other public venues. Parents are invited to observe lessons while birthday party, music camps, and other activities are often held.

Fees

Annual fee of HK $3,300 (three installments of $1,100 each due in April, August and December)

Target group

Children 4-11 year-old, audition and interview required.

Rehearsals

Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm at Chapel and Resources Centre, 3/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Application

Send the application form together with cheque to :

Christian Work Department -- YMCA Children's choir
3/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
(Application fee of HK $20 will be collected on the audition day)

Audition

The audition takes about 10-15 minutes. Please prepare a song of your choice. Audition date and time will be notified.

Inquiry

For inquires, please call during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00-6:00pm) 2783 3354 or email to cchoir@ymca.org.hk

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Instructors

Sacred Music Director --- Mr. Lau Wing Sang, Sanson

As our Sacred Music Director, Mr. Lau is also the Director of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary and Arts Education Centre; the Music Director of Hosanna Chanters and MusiCall. He is often invited to conduct sacred music seminars, vocal and choral training. In additional , he is engaged in writing Cantonese lyrics for foreign music.

Conductor of intermediate group --- Ms. Choy Wai Ling, Elaine

The former Conductor of New York Rochester Chinese Christian Church Children's Choir, Christian Tsung Tsin Secondary School Choir, City University of Hong Kong Christian choir, Hong Kong Chinese Church of Christ Choir and Little Angels Choir. Ms. Choy graduated from the Music Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in music education. While she was in America, she was involved in the summer choral conducting, vocal pedagogy and the Eastman School of Music Dalcroze Eurhythmics courses.

Conductor of primary group --- Ms. Lee Wai Lai, Sally

Ms. Lee received her Master of Music, majoring in children's music from the Hong Kong Baptist University with Merit result. Earlier on, she graduated from Kingston University with a Bachelor of Music with the "Outstanding Organ Recital Award". As a former primary school teacher, Ms. Lee has completed teacher's certificates at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Open University, where she was awarded the "Outstanding Teaching Award".

Served as the former instructor of Hong Kong Children's Choir, Conductor of Parsons Children's Choir, (Director-General) of Trinity Children's Choir, as well as the choral teacher of the Hong Kong Music Institute, Ms. Lee is currently the Conductor of Kowloon Ling Liang Church Heman Children's Choir and C.&MA Logos Church Choir. In recent years, she has also been involved in Kindergarten teachers training and served as an adjudicator at music competitions.

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Singing YMers1

Mission

Treating music as a gathering platform, we are involved in creative choral practices and a diversity of ministries like performances, training, camps, exchange, celebration, social interaction and publication. We hope to provide a basis for participants to experience spiritual fulfillment, enhance personal development, and carry out mission of spreading cultural traditions and participating in social services.

Ministry Activities

 

  • Organizing, co-organizing or accepting invitations to hold public performances.
  • Visiting local or cross-territorial missionaries, organization for performances, trainings, or cultural / artistic exchange.

 

Fees

Annual fee of HK $1,800 (three installments of HK$ 600)

Target group

18 years of age or above are welcomed to participate

Rehearsals

Monday :
7:30--9:15pm, Chapel, 3/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Hong Kong

Application

Please mail the application form together with the first installment and a photo to

Christian Work Department---Singing Ymers

3/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Please make the cheque payable to "Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong" with your name on the back.

download application form

Audition

The audition takes about 20-30 minutes. There will be a set piece to be performed (would be provided via email) and a song of your choice. Please prepare 3 copies of the music for yourself, the accompanist and the conductors. Audition date and time will be notified.

Inquiry

For inquiries, please call 2783-3357 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm) or email to chorus@ymca.org.hk

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Instructors

Sacred Music Director --- Mr. Lau Wing Sang, Sanson

As our Sacred Music Director, Mr. Lau is also the Director of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary and Arts Education Centre; the Music Director of Hosanna Chanters and MusiCall. He is often invited to conduct sacred music seminars, vocal and choral training. In addition, he is engaged in writing Cantonese lyrics for foreign music.

Conductor --- Mr. Woo Wing Ching, Caleb

Being one of the YMCA music instructors, Mr. Woo is currently the Conductor of MusiCall Music Director of Tuen Mun Alliance Church, and the Conductor of the Hong Kong Chinese Church of Christ Choir and the Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Christian Choir. He was awarded a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York, Master of Arts in Christian Studies from the Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Arts (First Honors majoring in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy) from the Hong Kong Baptist University. Furthermore, Mr. Woo holds the LRSM Diploma from the ABRSM.

Conductor --- Mr. Leong Mang Kit, Eric

Currently the Conductor of MusiCall, Praise U Christian Choir, and Tsung Tsin Christian Academy, Mr. Leong received his Bachelor of Arts in Music (majoring in Compostition) from Hong Kong Baptist University, and a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Divinity School of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also abtained the Violin Music Performance DipABRSM from the Royal Schools of Music. Mr Leong is passionate in literature and music. During his college years, he was inspired by the Choir Conductor Mr. Sanson Wing-sang Lau and began to engage in work of choral hymns translation into Cantonese.

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