Singing

Welshman Iain Inglis takes pride in singing exaltations of China

Welshman Iain Inglis, 34, belts out a revolutionary song on the China's Got Talent television show last year. Photo: SMP

Iain Inglis used his brilliant voice to shoot to stardom in China, albeit in a very untraditional way - by singing communist revolutionary songs.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 6:28am 3 comments

Living life after being an Idol

David Archuleta, who was runner-up of the reality television show American Idol in 2008, was in Hong Kong recently to shoot a music video for his newest single Wait, which is being released only in Asia.

Young Post caught up with the 20-year-old singer-songwriter to find out about life after his time on Idol.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Transformations

Jerome Hoberman conducts sopranos Sandy Leung and Colette Lam, mezzo-soprano Melody Sze, tenor Oliver Lo and the HK Bach Choir (left) performing works by Sch?tz, Purcell, Sandstr?m and Schnittke. Oct 8, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$80-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9659 8687

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cecilia Bartoli

The Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano performs romantic songs from 19th-century Italy and France by composers such as Rossini, Bellini and Bizet, Feb 22, 8pm; and works by composers including Scarlatti, Porpora and Handel, Feb 24, 8pm. Both concerts: pianist Sergio Ciomei accompanies. A HK Arts Festival programme. Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$1,280 Urbtix.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

A higher calling

Ten years ago there were probably only four or five countertenors working on the international opera and concert circuit although the number has since gone up and there are at least 25 male singers who perform with that highest of natural male voices.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

La Fille du Regiment

La Fille du Regiment Musica Viva HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Jan 29

2 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Ban on lip-synching may be hard to enforce

Memorable Olympic moments often fade. But events have conspired to keep one alive from the Beijing opening ceremony. That was when a little girl lip-synched the anthem Ode to the Motherland while it was sung, unseen, by another girl deemed by state leaders not pretty enough to go on stage.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

I do not think it is a big deal. After all, he has performed such art forms in many places before, in Berlin, in New York and Paris.

Dominique Perregaux, owner of Art Statements Gallery, commenting on the arrest of French graffiti artist Zevs, who pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage after painting a Chanel logo on the facade of Chater House in Central

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Opera Gala Concert

Opera Gala Concert Opera Hong Kong and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre Reviewed: May 8

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Sing out

You might wonder what there is to sing about these days. Plenty, according to a cappella group Metro (www.metrovocalgroup.com).

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

One tough soprano

It's peculiar how retirement takes some operatic divas after the final curtain falls. After wasting her time and passion on Aristotle Onassis, and blowing those obsidian soprano tones - and surgical bel canto attack - in the last shocking period of a once epic career, Maria Callas spent her final days as a virtual recluse in the gilded cage of her Paris apartment.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Letters

We should not trivialise pain inflicted by guns

My letter recommending that shooting events be dropped from the Olympic Games ('Shooting events not for Games', August 18) elicited three replies, all negative.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Siu2

Local songwriter Ng Cheuk-yin (centre), who is also a member of a cappella ensemble the Gay Singers, and his band fuse Chinese music with western elements. Today, 10.30pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$125, includes one drink, free for members. Inquiries: 2521 7251

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Lip-synch furore surprises director

Musical organiser defends revelation

The music director of Friday's opening ceremony for the Olympics says he's surprised by the outcry over his revelation that producers had arranged for a girl to lip-synch a song sung by another child because she was supposedly unattractive.

But he also said 'it's wise to speak out about it now'.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Give snubbed Peiyi a role in closing ceremony

China's single-minded quest for Olympic perfection has been rewarded by global acclaim for a spectacular opening ceremony. It is important, though, that it does not come at the price of sacrificing the ideals of the Olympic movement. Ironically, that is what appears to have happened, with the ceremony itself becoming the subject of the first real controversy of the Games.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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