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Thank you to all of those who attended our Spring Concert. For those who were not able to attend, you can watch a video of the performance on our YouTube Channel.

If you are interested in singing with us next season, please email info@ceciliansingers.com

If you would like to make a donation please click here to donate.

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.

If you can’t make the concert but would like to make a donation please click here to donate.

Media Sponsor

We are delighted to announce our media friends at Wave Production will be doing the videography/photography, and Phantom Production will be providing video streaming for this concert
Thank you!

To see some of their work: https://m.facebook.com/wavechannelhk/video

Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsors – it is a significantly more complex concert than we normally host in Spring and we have been fortunate to gain their support.

Wuming RISE
A social enterprise whose mission is to find an attainable way to ensure full employment where every nation is self-reliant and has a sustainable economy.

Sponsorship

If you or your organization would consider sponsoring future events 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.