China Childrens Chorus perform at Children's Hospital

20/08/2012

The Children and Young Women’s Chorus of the China National Symphony Orchestra, also known as the China Children’s Chorus, performed to an audience of patients and children in the Children’s Hospital today.

Jenne McDonald (Play Specialist in Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children) says “We are delighted that the Chinese Children’s choir has taken time out to perform in the Children’s hospital. The event was enjoyed by both outpatients and children from the wards. Having live music in the hospital creates such a relaxing and calming atmosphere.”

Background to Chinese Choir

The choir was founded in 1983 by Yang Hongnian, a renowned music educator and conductor. In the past 25 years, under the training of Professor Yang, the Chorus has accumulated more than 1000 songs and over 600 performances.

The Chorus has performed in Europe, America and Asia as well as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, leaving excellent impressions everywhere they visited. They have been awarded eight international major awards.

On August 8th 2008, 66 singers from the Chorus participated in the Opening Ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games singing The Olympic Hymn.

The Choir is led by Maestro Yang Hongnian and Maestro Yang Li, together with Artistic Director Mrs Tang and Singing Teacher Ms Zhou.