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Tolzer Knabenchor; Yale University's Society of Orpheus and Bacchus

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 December, 2010, 12:00am

Tolzer Knabenchor
Metal Zone, Elements
Dec 24-26

Yale University's Society of Orpheus and Bacchus
Cityplaza's Atrium
Dec 30-Jan 2

Joining the plethora of lively Christmas events this weekend will be the German boys' choir Tolzer Knabenchor from Bavaria. Founded by Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden in 1956 when he was only 19, the troupe now gives more than 250 concerts and opera performances a year in countries such as Japan, Israel, the US and the mainland.

Schmidt-Gaden, the choir's director and singing master, says they will be bringing to Hong Kong their signature programme Alpenlandische Weihnacht (Alpine Christmas). The programme will also feature a variety of the most popular Christmas carols in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

He adds December is traditionally a busy month for the Tolzer Knabenchor (above) which, with its soloists, give about 60 performances. The choir's last trip to Asia was in 2006 to South Korea, and the concert at Elements will mark their debut in Hong Kong.

There is more carol singing over at Cityplaza where Yale University's Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, one of the longest-running collegiate a cappella groups in the US, will be making its Asian debut. The 20-strong troupe will be performing tuneful chart hits as well as classic Christmas songs.

Performances will be held at various times. Tolzer Knabenchor, 1 Austin Rd West, Kowloon. Inquiries: 2735 5234. Yale University's Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing. Inquiries: 2568 8665

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