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Ode to Beethoven

Hong Kong Sinfonietta City Hall Concert Hall Tomorrow and Sat, 8pm

Thursday, 4 February, 2010, 12:00am

Six degrees

Robert Burns (above) will be toasted by Scots across the globe tomorrow. More widely observed than Scottish National Day, Burns' Night, a celebration of the 18th-century poet's birthday, was used last year as a starting point for Homecoming 09, a series of events aimed at raising ?0 million (HK$508 million) in tourist revenue.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture ...

1. What festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year?

2. How many animals are represented on the Chinese calendar?

3. At what place in the US does the lowering of a giant crystal ball celebrate the New Year?

4. What is the Jewish New Year called?

5. What does the phrase 'auld lang syne' mean?

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Bayan Ko

Philippine Consulate General

Ends April 19

Most people celebrate their birthday with a cake and a wish. Noel de Guzman marks his 40th today with an exhibition of paintings created to inspire and promote the love of his native Philippines.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Racy anthem hits the wrong note

A pop singer's rendition of the national anthem has the authorities standing to attention in Malaysia.

Hattan, who goes by one name, allegedly jazzed up the anthem before a capacity crowd of 50,000 football fans at a Malaysia Cup final match on Saturday. In doing so, he angered many politicians at the stadium with his racy recital, which was sung before the king.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Songs of Love on Valentine's Day

The Music Office (MO) choirs will celebrate Valentine's Day with a concert on February 5 at the City Hall Theatre in Central.

Performed by the MO Youth Choir and MO Children's Choir, Songs of Love will feature Ode to Joy by Beethoven, Home is a Special Kind of Feeling by Rutter and Bridal Chorus

24 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Most schools to sing anthem

More than 60 per cent of schools in the SAR will arrange for teachers and students to sing the national anthem on National Day on October 1 to boost patriotism, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers.

10 Sep 2002 - 12:00am


Anthems 2001


5 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

PAL chief goes on the record for old friends

We at Lai See are sad to see Philippine Airlines (PAL) folding its wings after more than half a century in the sky.

Even as we write, staff at Manila's airport are counting down the minutes until midnight, when they will burst first into tears and then song.

Auld Lang Syne to be exact.

24 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Revellers unite for New Year

A glitzy Auld Lang Syne was hailed at the Grand Hyatt this New Year, with Hong Kong's finest gathering to toast 1997.

More than 480 revelled to the tune of Tony Carpio's 22-piece band after enjoying a six-course dinner.

Among the merry-makers were Stanley Ho, William Doo, Andrew and Yvette Yuen, Louis Chiu and Magdalena Lee.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Faster, further, higher - pupils' Games spirit soars

PRIMARY school pupils in Sai Kung yesterday pledged their support for Beijing's bid for the 2000 Olympic Games.

The 400 youngsters from the Sung Tsun School, all wearing Beijing 2000 visors, clapped and smiled as they watched Sai Kung District Board chairman William Wan Hon-cheung present a school representative with a token Olympic flag.

1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am