Vocal Music

Shaken and stirred at the cocktail bar

Yvonne Tse met Sunny Cheung in the bar where he worked as a mixologist, and she got him all shook up.

Secretary Yvonne, 32, and Sunny, 27, who is now a financial planner, wed on March 11 at the Aberdeen Marina Club in the company of 180 guests.

Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chinese anthem at jubilee 'out of respect'

It may have been a jolly British affair, but good manners and the ghost of colonialism led St John's Cathedral to include the Chinese national anthem in a service on Tuesday celebrating the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Artistic impressions

You would have thought someone like Gerald Wirth, artistic director of the Vienna Boys' Choir since 2001, would have the respect of the music world. But not so. The composer/conductor/singer says working with children, even on a professional level, is still looked upon as inferior in classical circles.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Students' choir music to ears of disgruntled

Something been bugging you? Go ahead and sing about it. That's the idea behind Complaints Choir - a concept that originated with two Finnish artists whereby people use song to voice dissatisfaction. The idea has caught on like wildfire, spreading across the globe to dozens of cities.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Karl Jenkins Requiem

Composer Jenkins (left) conducts mezzo soprano Louise Kwong, boy soprano Jamie Crosbie Chen, the Die Konzertisten choir and the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing his Requiem. Feb 16, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero shows he is ready for business with a dazzling trial

Talented Bear Hero made his first appearance at Sha Tin since his disastrous trip Down Under with a smashing trial performance on the all-weather track yesterday.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Anger after agency tries to reopen

The Travel Industry Council reacted angrily yesterday after an agency that closed down on Saturday sought approval to reopen for business.

The council said Ideal Holiday was confusing customers, and could be breaking the law in addition to breaching the industry's code of practice if it accepted new clients.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Look who's talking

Dressed in all-black outfits, 50 primary school children perform Da Vinci Code - an original work inspired by the Italian renaissance man rather than the Dan Brown thriller. This is free-wheeling material driven by tempo to produce sound pictures. The children read, chant, whisper and produce a rhythmic stream of words and vocal effects that riff on Leonardo da Vinci's inventions and artwork.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Blending their voices

Group: Swingle Singers (a cappella) Members: Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (soprano), Sara Brimer (soprano), Clare Wheeler (alto), Lucy Bailey (alto), Oliver Griffiths (tenor), Christopher Jay (tenor), Kevin Fox (baritone/vocal percussion) and Tobias Hug (baritone/vocal percussion) Latest album: Ferris Wheels (2009).

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

United looks a rock-solid banker

Punters may be tiring of the short odds about the John Moore-trained United, but the five-year-old looks an ideal anchor-leg banker for Triple Trio players at Happy Valley on Sunday.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Local choir wins medal

A Hong Kong university chamber choir has won second place at an international music festival in Europe.

Baptist University's Cantoria Hong Kong won a gold medal at the Festival of Songs Olomouc 2010 held in the Czech Republic this month. Part of the event was the 38th International Choir Festival.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Music for extreme teams

On the eve of an important music festival, a local a cappella youth choir stepped up training to raise the roof with their sweet voices alongside some of the world's finest singers.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Jason Cheng, jazz pianist

1. Danny Boy - Fred Weatherly

This is an old-time favourite. The lyrics are so poignant, especially the second verse. Keith Jarrett's solo rendition (Tokyo 2002) redefines the boundaries of lyricism - you can almost feel the piano breathing, singing and telling a story.

2. Moonglow - Will Hudson I

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

In the holiday mood

At this time of the year, music stores are packed with the latest holiday albums. But before you dismiss them as mere commercial gimmicks to make a quick buck, think about this - some of these Christmas efforts can actually be inspiring and put you in the right mood for the festive season.

For the kids:

Holiday Magic (Connie Talbot)

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Stephen Cleobury (left) conducts the choir, the Hong Kong Virtuosi and organist Peter Stevens in performing works such as Tye's Missa 'Euge Bone' Gloria, Tallis' Videte Miraculum, Britten's Hymn to the Virgin and Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor, today and Purcell's Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Mendelssohn's Richte Mich, Gott, Handel's Organ Concerto in F and J.S.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am