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  • EdUHK Chorus

    Artistic Director: Dr Wong Wai Ying Paulina

    Music Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

     

    The EdUHK Chorus with around 150 choristers, consisting of Chamber Singers, Singers, Lacov, and Choraliers & Friends, was founded in 1994. With its active exploration of joint concert opportunities, the Chorus has performed at concerts, conferences, workshops and festivals in Hong Kong and overseas. In 2015, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble visited New York University for exchange and invited performance at the New York Jazz Festival. In 2016, the Chorus was invited to record and perform the “New Choral Settings of Tang Poems” with a CD published by HUGO Productions Ltd. at the gala concert along with Chinese calligraphy and painting for the audience to appreciate the beauty of Tang Poems. EdUHK Chorus was invited to perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at the 32nd ISME World Conference 2016 in Scotland, United Kingdom. In Hong Kong, the Chorus gives regular concerts in various venues throughout the community, joining the arts festivals in local district and UNESCO HK Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration to promote sheer joy and the beauty of choral singing.

    Artistic Director: Dr Wong Wai Ying Paulina

    Music Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

     

    The EdUHK Chorus with around 150 choristers, consisting of Chamber Singers, Singers, Lacov, and Choraliers & Friends, was founded in 1994. With its active exploration of joint concert opportunities, the Chorus has performed at concerts, conferences, workshops and festivals in Hong Kong and overseas. In 2015, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble visited New York University for exchange and invited performance at the New York Jazz Festival. In 2016, the Chorus was invited to record and perform the “New Choral Settings of Tang Poems” with a CD published by HUGO Productions Ltd. at the gala concert along with Chinese calligraphy and painting for the audience to appreciate the beauty of Tang Poems. EdUHK Chorus was invited to perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at the 32nd ISME World Conference 2016 in Scotland, United Kingdom. In Hong Kong, the Chorus gives regular concerts in various venues throughout the community, joining the arts festivals in local district and UNESCO HK Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration to promote sheer joy and the beauty of choral singing.

  • EdUHK Lacov

    Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

     

    Lacov is the Vocal Jazz Ensemble of The Education University of Hong Kong. Transformed from the word "Vocal", the name “Lacov” represents the team's innovative and vivacious music talents. Lacov is affiliated to the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of EdUHK, led by Dr. Steve Ho. While specialised in jazz music, we also sing pop songs, rock and local music, perform mainly in the a cappella style. As one of the elite choral ensembles in EdUHK, Lacov members are creative, enthusiastic, and multi-talented. Locov aims to promote jazz singing to the mass public of all ages.

    Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

     

    Lacov is the Vocal Jazz Ensemble of The Education University of Hong Kong. Transformed from the word "Vocal", the name “Lacov” represents the team's innovative and vivacious music talents. Lacov is affiliated to the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of EdUHK, led by Dr. Steve Ho. While specialised in jazz music, we also sing pop songs, rock and local music, perform mainly in the a cappella style. As one of the elite choral ensembles in EdUHK, Lacov members are creative, enthusiastic, and multi-talented. Locov aims to promote jazz singing to the mass public of all ages.

     

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  • EdUHK Jazz Ensemble

    Director: Dr Chen Chi Wai Jason

    Guest Instructor: Mr Lui Ngao Yuen

     

    The EdUHK Jazz Ensemble aims to enrich students’ experience in the concept and practice of jazz improvisation and encourage students to develop their creativity in music and music education. The ensemble has received numerous invitations and performances by Melody Makers, TVB, LCSD, Saturday Night Live Bigband, Flower Music, Lost Stars Live House etc. The group aims at performing jazz standard and re-arrange canto-pop or mando-pop into various jazz styles to position the group as an unique jazz ensemble among the other tertiary music institutions in Hong Kong. In 2014, the jazz ensemble was invited to perform and demonstrate ‘Chinese Jazz’ music at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in Texas, USA with our faculty members - jazz pianist, Mr. Barry Lee and composer – Dr. Lai Sheung Ping with critical acclaim from the conference academics and jazz artists.

    Director: Dr Chen Chi Wai Jason

    Guest Instructor: Mr Lui Ngao Yuen

     

    The EdUHK Jazz Ensemble aims to enrich students’ experience in the concept and practice of jazz improvisation and encourage students to develop their creativity in music and music education. The ensemble has received numerous invitations and performances by Melody Makers, TVB, LCSD, Saturday Night Live Bigband, Flower Music, Lost Stars Live House etc. The group aims at performing jazz standard and re-arrange canto-pop or mando-pop into various jazz styles to position the group as an unique jazz ensemble among the other tertiary music institutions in Hong Kong. In 2014, the jazz ensemble was invited to perform and demonstrate ‘Chinese Jazz’ music at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in Texas, USA with our faculty members - jazz pianist, Mr. Barry Lee and composer – Dr. Lai Sheung Ping with critical acclaim from the conference academics and jazz artists.

     

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  • EdUHK Handbell Ensemble

    Director: Ms Wong Wai Ching Zerlina

    Conductor: Ms Phoebe Yeung, Ms Leung Lai Sze

     

    The Education University of Hong Kong Handbell Ensemble was established by Ms. Wong Wai Ching Zerlina, the Artistic Director and Founder, in 2001. It aims at providing the students of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts with more ensemble experiences and enriches their musicianship. Shortly after its establishment, the Ensemble was invited to perform at the International Conference of Teacher Education and Hong Kong Choral Conference, and also broadcasted performances in the educational music program of RTHK 4. Since 2002, the Ensemble has endeavored to promote handbell music in Hong Kong by organizing handbell workshops in more than 30 schools and community centres. It also hosted lots of joint-school handbell concerts in an attempt to provide more opportunities for students to perform.

    Director: Ms Wong Wai Ching Zerlina

    Conductor: Ms Phoebe Yeung, Ms Leung Lai Sze

     

    The Education University of Hong Kong Handbell Ensemble was established by Ms. Wong Wai Ching Zerlina, the Artistic Director and Founder, in 2001. It aims at providing the students of Department of Cultural and Creative Arts with more ensemble experiences and enriches their musicianship. Shortly after its establishment, the Ensemble was invited to perform at the International Conference of Teacher Education and Hong Kong Choral Conference, and also broadcasted performances in the educational music program of RTHK 4. Since 2002, the Ensemble has endeavored to promote handbell music in Hong Kong by organizing handbell workshops in more than 30 schools and community centres. It also hosted lots of joint-school handbell concerts in an attempt to provide more opportunities for students to perform.

     

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  • EdUHK Orchestra

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Residental Conductor: Mr Kelvin Ngai

     

    The EdUHK Orchestra, albeit officially inaugurated in October 2011, have a long history of achievements that can be traced back to 2005 when it started as a string orchestra led by Dr. Stefan Au. They performed regularly in concert halls around Hong Kong, featuring works written by renowned local composers and promising student composers alike, alongside with delightful selections of string repertoire. They also outreached to the community by performance in local schools. Later a group of students, who are passionate about orchestral music, formed a student orchestra in 2010, the "RO", and gave performances on- and off-campus. The two groups finally merged and hence the EdUHK Orchestra was born.

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Residental Conductor: Mr Kelvin Ngai

     

    The EdUHK Orchestra, albeit officially inaugurated in October 2011, have a long history of achievements that can be traced back to 2005 when it started as a string orchestra led by Dr. Stefan Au. They performed regularly in concert halls around Hong Kong, featuring works written by renowned local composers and promising student composers alike, alongside with delightful selections of string repertoire. They also outreached to the community by performance in local schools. Later a group of students, who are passionate about orchestral music, formed a student orchestra in 2010, the "RO", and gave performances on- and off-campus. The two groups finally merged and hence the EdUHK Orchestra was born.

     

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  • EdUHK Symphonic Band

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Residental Conductor: Mr Victor Tam 

     

    The EdUHK Symphonic Band was established in 1997, with Prof.Leung Bo Wah as the Music Director, Mr Victor Tam as the Resident Conductor and Dr. Lee Yu Kiu as the Assistant Conductor. At present the band has approximately 50 members who are full-time students from different programmes. The Band has been invited to perform in various occasions including campus concerts, assemblies, graduation ceremonies and school concerts. 

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Residental Conductor: Mr Victor Tam 

     

    The EdUHK Symphonic Band was established in 1997, with Prof.Leung Bo Wah as the Music Director, Mr Victor Tam as the Resident Conductor and Dr. Lee Yu Kiu as the Assistant Conductor. At present the band has approximately 50 members who are full-time students from different programmes. The Band has been invited to perform in various occasions including campus concerts, assemblies, graduation ceremonies and school concerts.

     

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  • EdUHK Chinese Orchestra

    Director: Mr Raymond Yuen Tze Leung

    Guest Conductor: Prof Leung Chi Cheung

     

    Established in 1997, the EdUHK Chinese Orchestra aims to promote Chinese music, and Chinese culture as well as enable students who like Chinese music to share the joy of music. Led by Mr. Raymond Yuen, its Music Director, the Chinese Orchestra’s membership is mainly composed of music students of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts. The Orchestra has frequently performed within the University and external venues. The Orchestra has also been invited to perform in various international conferences and symposiums. In 2010, the Orchestra invited Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association, New Asia College Chinese Orchestra of the CUHK, Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music and Shenzhen Arts School to perform collaboratively in music concert and won appreciative acclaim.

    Director: Mr Raymond Yuen Tze Leung

    Guest Conductor: Prof Leung Chi Cheung

     

    Established in 1997, the EdUHK Chinese Orchestra aims to promote Chinese music, and Chinese culture as well as enable students who like Chinese music to share the joy of music. Led by Mr. Raymond Yuen, its Music Director, the Chinese Orchestra’s membership is mainly composed of music students of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts. The Orchestra has frequently performed within the University and external venues. The Orchestra has also been invited to perform in various international conferences and symposiums. In 2010, the Orchestra invited Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association, New Asia College Chinese Orchestra of the CUHK, Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music and Shenzhen Arts School to perform collaboratively in music concert and won appreciative acclaim.

     

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  • EdUHK Modern Music Ensemble (MME)

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Conductor: Dr Wong Tak Chiu

     

    The Education University of Hong Kong Modern Music Ensemble (MME) aims at promoting contemporary music ranging from the last decade to compositions living composers. It serves as a platform for composers to interact with performers for creative exchange. The ensemble familiarises with various contemporary music styles namely Creative Musicking, controlled indeterminacy, minimalism, new tonality, impressionism, expressionism, etc. Members are equipped with necessary performance skills which are commonly be found in contemporary works.

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

    Conductor: Dr Wong Tak Chiu

     

    The Education University of Hong Kong Modern Music Ensemble (MME) aims at promoting contemporary music ranging from the last decade to compositions living composers. It serves as a platform for composers to interact with performers for creative exchange. The ensemble familiarises with various contemporary music styles namely Creative Musicking, controlled indeterminacy, minimalism, new tonality, impressionism, expressionism, etc. Members are equipped with necessary performance skills which are commonly be found in contemporary works.

     

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  • EdUHK Early Music Ensemble and Recorder Band (EMR)

    Director: Dr Tang Pan Hang

    Guest Conductor: Mr Eddie Lau, Mr Gray Ngan

     

    EdUHK Early Music Ensemble and Recorder Band performs various type of repertories ranging from Renaissance consort music to standard Baroque repertory and contemporary music. With the aim at promoting early music with recorder as feature, we give public concerts frequently, work with composers and arranger closely, and also collaborate with artists of the other art forms. The ensemble serves as a platform for students to interact with musicians, composers and the community.

    Director: Dr Tang Pan Hang

    Guest Conductor: Mr Eddie Lau, Mr Gray Ngan

     

    EdUHK Early Music Ensemble and Recorder Band performs various type of repertories ranging from Renaissance consort music to standard Baroque repertory and contemporary music. With the aim at promoting early music with recorder as feature, we give public concerts frequently, work with composers and arranger closely, and also collaborate with artists of the other art forms. The ensemble serves as a platform for students to interact with musicians, composers and the community.

     

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  • EdUHK iLOrk

    Director: Dr Cheng Lee

     

    The EdUHK iLOrk is an electronic ensemble that explore the possibilities of collaborative music performance in a computer-mediated environment. Internally EdUHK iLOrk serves as a learning platform for students to explore the nature of sound through music-making with computer-mediated meta-instruments and experiment the integration of music with other media and art forms, while externally it missions to widespread the practice and deepen the understanding of digital arts in the local context. Since its foundation in 2011, EdUHK iLOrk has been hosting many workshops, concerts, performances and collaborative theatre works in various contexts.

    Director: Dr Cheng Lee

     

    The EdUHK iLOrk is an electronic ensemble that explore the possibilities of collaborative music performance in a computer-mediated environment. Internally EdUHK iLOrk serves as a learning platform for students to explore the nature of sound through music-making with computer-mediated meta-instruments and experiment the integration of music with other media and art forms, while externally it missions to widespread the practice and deepen the understanding of digital arts in the local context. Since its foundation in 2011, EdUHK iLOrk has been hosting many workshops, concerts, performances and collaborative theatre works in various contexts.

     

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  • EdUHK Music Innovation and Design Lab (musid.lab)

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

     

    Established in 2017, the EdUHK Music Innovation and Design Lab (musid.lab) aims at providing students with various experiential learning opportunities in digital creative music creation and performance. Participants are highly engaged in the collaborative design and creative process in music. Students will apply relevant technologies to realise their idea, through to prototypes, leading discussions, and finalising the creative products. Throughout innovative performances, installations, demonstrations and exhibition, the final products are showcased on-campus, schools and communities. musid.lab was invited by Tai Kwun to exhibit students’ invention at Music Making of Tomorrow in 2019. Currently, it is working on the software development of Grid Notation with collaborator beNovelty from Hong Kong Science Park.

    Director: Dr Leung Chi Hin

     

    Established in 2017, the EdUHK Music Innovation and Design Lab (musid.lab) aims at providing students with various experiential learning opportunities in digital creative music creation and performance. Participants are highly engaged in the collaborative design and creative process in music. Students will apply relevant technologies to realise their idea, through to prototypes, leading discussions, and finalising the creative products. Throughout innovative performances, installations, demonstrations and exhibition, the final products are showcased on-campus, schools and communities. musid.lab was invited by Tai Kwun to exhibit students’ invention at Music Making of Tomorrow in 2019. Currently, it is working on the software development of Grid Notation with collaborator beNovelty from Hong Kong Science Park.

     

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  • EdUHK Technical Arts

    Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

    Technical Adviser: Mr Ko Ka Lung

     

    The EdUHK Technical Arts was stablished in 2017. There are 3 main streams within the Technical Arts Unit – Stahe management team, Audio team and Visual team. Technical Arts Unit aims to enrich students’ experiences in both the concepts and practices of event promotion skills, theatre production, event and stage management, audio technology, music recording and mixing, video production and editing skills, and to support performance and production in different settings. Team members are required to attend courses and workshops to equip their skills and mastering technical equipment of at least two selected streams. Team members are required to provide professional support for selected the performance group performance, selected project and theatre production both inside and outside EdUHK campus as a total learning experience.

    Director: Dr Ho Sung Chi Steve

    Technical Adviser: Mr Ko Ka Lung

     

    The EdUHK Technical Arts was stablished in 2017. There are 3 main streams within the Technical Arts Unit – Stahe management team, Audio team and Visual team. Technical Arts Unit aims to enrich students’ experiences in both the concepts and practices of event promotion skills, theatre production, event and stage management, audio technology, music recording and mixing, video production and editing skills, and to support performance and production in different settings. Team members are required to attend courses and workshops to equip their skills and mastering technical equipment of at least two selected streams. Team members are required to provide professional support for selected the performance group performance, selected project and theatre production both inside and outside EdUHK campus as a total learning experience.

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