Choir of St Paul's College, Hong Kong

Choir of St Paul's College, Hong Kong
Sandy Ng, director
Thursday 20 July 2017 at 20:00
Admission €15.00; concessions €10.00

St Paul's College Chapel Choir was founded in 2009, and consists of students aged between twelve and eighteen years. The choir's mission is to serve the school and local churches in religious services. Its repertoire covers a broad range of music, from 15th-century anthems to modern church music, from a-cappella to orchestral-accompanied singing.

The choir lays emphasis on nurturing its members, who receive intensive training at rehearsals. Through their participation in religious services and in regular rehearsals, members increase their understanding of choral singing and the interpretation of music. In addition, through participating in international events such as the World Choir Games or music exchange overseas, members broaden their exposure to sacred and cultural music.

The choir's Galway programme will include music by Stanford, Smith, Gardiner and Chan.

Sandy Ng is the current Head of Music at St Paul's College. She has served as music teacher at the college for nearly nineteen years, and as Head of Music for the past three years. Sandy has devoted herself to teaching and conducting after she returned to Hong Kong in 1997. Before her return to Hong Kong, she was a pianist and had taught piano for many years. Like many musicians, Sandy showed her passion for music when she was a high school student. She obtained several diplomas in piano performance (ATCL, LTCL, LRSM, LMusA, FMusA) which encouraged her to study piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Sandy also had great interest in musicology that led her to do a double-major master degree course, majoring in performance and musicology, at the University of Sheffield. Her interest in musicological research grew immensely when she migrated to Australia. She received her second master's degree from the University of New South Wales, specializing in critical methods and musicological research. In 1993, Sandy started to teach piano and musicianship at the university. Five years later, she returned to Hong Kong and began her teaching career at St Paul's College.