Participating Artists for Family Christmas Concert
- November 6, 2014
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Founded on December 18th in 1962, we are one of the oldest mixed choirs in Hong Kong; singing a myriad repertoire from madrigals and world music to Mozart – in the style of a cappella harmonies or pieces with accompaniment. We do three concerts a year one: Christmas, Spring and Summer. We also do ‘pop up’ concerts for the right cause and consider requests to sing at weddings etc. Our choir is a registered charity and it’s very important to us that we sing for other charities and a significant percentage of our profits go to various charities chosen by the choir. All singers share a passion for singing and Kent Lee has been our conductor since 2012 – his musical knowledge and positive encouragement are a delight to sing to.
Kent Lee was born in Hong Kong and obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the Trinity College of Music, London, studying of piano performance, orchestral conducting and Kodály musicianship. Mr. Lee spent eight years under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed solo pianist Christine Croshaw, the accompanist of the legendary violinist, Nathan Milstein, and assisted her teaching at the Trinity College of Music.
Mr. Lee studied conducting first with the vocalist, Cheng Hon Shing, in Hong Kong, then studied orchestral conducting with Gregory Rose, Jonathan Tilbrook, Peter Stark, Colin Metters, and George Hurst. Mr. Lee has performed widely in London, including the major venue St James’s Church Piccadilly.
The Hong Kong Elite Youth Ringers (2009) was established in December 2009. The team toured in Taiwan in July 2011. Soon after the tour, the Team took Level 3 (out of 6 levels) Handbell Examination with a result of Distinction, appointed by the London College of Music to the Asia International Handbell Association (Hong Kong).
The team has participated in the Festival Choirs which were conducted by the famous Canadian Handbell clinician, Dr. John Hooper at the Hong Kong Asia International Handbell Festival 2012. In 2013 and 2014, they have been performing in Macau and participated in the International Handbell Syumposium in Jeju Korea.
Composition from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2001, and obtained his Masters of Arts (MA) in Music Composition and Doctor of Philosophy in 2003 and 2010. While he was studying for his MA, he simultaneously completed an intensive Masters Degree course at Concordia University Wisconsin, majoring Church Music, Handbells Conducting, Hand-bells Performing, Handbells Composing as well as Choral Conducting.
In 2006, Kevin founded the Asia Institute of Handbells, aiming at nurturing youth ringers and building up an international exchange linkage among the South Asian countries. He has instructed seminars in Taipei, Taiwan, Edmonton and Toronto.
Ethan has been an active musician since the age of 4, when he had his first piano and violin lessons. At St Paul’s Co-educational College, where he is a form 1 student, Ethan is a member of the highly successful choir and orchestra, who have toured and competed internationally. Ethan also competes regularly as a soloist in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, where he has won numerous awards in piano, violin and singing events.
Miranda “Mimi” Greenberg is 10 years old and a Fifth Grader at The Harbour School. Mimi has been studying formally under Mr. Eric Monson of American Vocal Studio for the last two years. She was announced as the youngest finalist in the “Brand New Star” K-Pop Competition held in Hong Kong, where she also received an award for “Best Interpretation”.
Mimi is currently a singing cast member of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s production, “Oliver!” which debuts in Hong Kong at the end of November.
Louise Wright is a singer and songwriter who constantly draws her listeners in to see their worlds in a different way. Born in London, England, Louise has been a ‘songwriter’ for as long as she can remember; starting with the simplest of poems and melodies as a child, she started collaborating at the age of 9 and recorded her first songs during high school. She has worked as a composer, teacher and performer in Asia for the past five years.
Growing up in Jamaica Anesha was exposed to genres such as reggae and rocksteady during grounation celebrations that her family would attend. At this early age she was also part of gospel choirs. A turning point for Anesha was when she was asked to give a solo performance on Jamaica Independence Day where she captured the attention of the whole town. Despite being a full time mother and teacher, Anesha is actively a part of the music scene in Hong Kong as a solo singer as well as a part of a reggae band.
Elanna Mak is 10 years old and is currently in Grade 5 at Hong Kong International School. Elanna is an avid pianist and violinist, studying under Ms Marian Chen and Ms Katrina Rafferty respectively. She has enjoyed performing the piano and violin at numerous recitals, concerts and other public venues. Her favourite partner for music performances is her younger sister, 8-year-old Annalise. They play many piano duets together, and also duets using their second instruments – the violin and harp respectively.
Annalise Mak is 8 years old and is currently in 3rd Grade at HKIS. She performs both the piano and the harp, studying under Ms Marian Chen and Ms Juliana Beckel respectively. Annalise has performed all over Hong Kong, particularly enjoys public performances to raise funds for charities such as Kids Against Poverty. Her favourite partner for music performances is her older sister, 10-year-old Elanna. They play many piano duets together, and also duets using their second instruments – the harp and violin respectively.