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Asia premiere of British composer Paul Mealor's "The Souls of the Righteous" and works reflecting  themes of peace, hope and joy including The Hallelujah Chorus, Do Not Be Afraid, and You'll Never Walk Alone.
Proceeds to The Samaritan Befrienders

Standard ticket: $250 (early booking price $200 till 18/4/2019)
Concessions: $100 (Children under 16, full-time students, and seniors aged 65 or above)

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Asia Premiere of Paul Mealor’s Requiem. 

Requiem: The Souls of the Righteous is a forty-minute, ten-movement work using sections of the traditional Requiem mass with scripture from the King James Bible, and poems from Grahame Davis.  
 
Paul Mealor is one of the UK’s most well known living composers, regularly topping the Classical Charts. His motet Ubi Caritas et Amor was performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011, and then topped the Classical charts in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and France. He later composed the song “Wherever You Are”, which was released as part of the BBC programme The Choir: Military Wives, and became the 2011 Christmas number one in the UK Singles Chart.
 
“If there is a heaven, I want it to sound like the music of Paul Mealor” 
– Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review
 

Chosen Charity – The Samaritan Befrienders

Whilst we were in rehearsals in New York, Paul told us that whilst he was writing this piece, two of his close friends had committed suicide within a short time of each other. His music and poetry are reflective of this experience as the themes of forgiveness and peace run throughout the Requiem.  His experience resonated with a number of the chorus and for many of us in Hong Kong as there has been an increasing awareness of the effect of suicide and depression in our society.

When Paul kindly gave the Cecilian Singers permission to sing the piece, it was a natural choice for us to choose a charity supporting suicide awareness:  The Samaritan Befrienders.

Sponsorship

If you or your organization would consider sponsoring the event or making a donation so that we can help the Samaritan Befrienders continue to provide counselling services to people with suicidal tendencies or behaviour we would love to hear from you!  Please contact us at info@ceciliansingers.com.

The Cecilian Singers

Started in 1962, the Cecilian Singers is a mixed choir in Hong Kong that sings a myriad repertoire from madrigals, world music to Mozart in the style of a cappella harmonies or pieces with accompaniment.