A tale of two anniversaries: Bernstein, Rossini, & Ip Kim-Ho

 6 December 2018 (Thursday) 8:00pm 
二零一八年十二月六日 (星期四) 晚上八時正

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Program 曲目
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) 
Chichester Psalms 《齊徹斯特詩篇》

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Petite Messe solennelle《小莊嚴彌撒》

IP Kim-ho 葉劍豪 (b.1974)
An Offering of Flowers 《花祭》

Artists 演出者

Soloists 獨唱

Soprano 女高音
Louise Kwong 鄺勵齡

Alto 女低音
Samantha Chong 張吟晶 

Tenor  男高音
Dominique Moralez 苗偉立 

Bass 男低音
Noel Azcona

Treble 童聲
Zoe Yu 余津原

Conductor 指輝
Jerome Hoberman 何博文

Assistant Conductor & Choirmaster 助理指揮兼合唱指導
William Chung 鍾偉亮 

The Hong Kong Bach Choir 香港巴赫合唱團

The Hong Kong Bach Orchestra 香港巴赫管弦樂團

Introduction 簡介

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth, The Hong Kong Bach Choir presents one of his most beloved works: Chicester Psalms, commisioned by an Anglican catheral in England but setting the original Hebrew text from the Book of Psalms: a triumph of ecumenicism in the midst of the tumultuous 1960s.

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death, which The Hong Kong Bach Choir commemorates with his final masterpiece, the Petite Messe Solennelle. Rossini composed it to be his ticket to Heaven – as he wrote on the final page of the manuscript, “Dear Lord, here it is, finished, this poor little mass… Blessings to you and grant me Paradise.”
The concert also includes a recent work by Hong Kong composer IP Kim-Ho, commissioned by The Hong Kong Bach Choir in 2002 to be performed alongside Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. An Offering of Flowers dissects and reassembles the word “flower” in four languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and German) in a musical mosaic that in just a few brief minutes establishes an other-worldly atmosphere.