Biography

Mission Statement

By providing a team of distinguished and caring instructors who share the same vision, and through choral and other training in a conducive environment, HKCC strives to develop children's artistic talents, their creativity and interests in arts, as well as to develop their inter-personal skills and cultivate their sensitivity to appreciate culture and the virtues of excellence.
Music Director / Principal Conductor
Kathy FOK

The Hong Kong Children's Choir (HKCC) was founded in 1969 as a registered non-profit-making charitable organization and has made tremendous contributions for children's arts training in Hong Kong. HKCC is now the biggest choir in the world and has grown into a diversified arts organization for children. Under the supervision of Kathy Fok, the current Music Director and Principal Conductor, and more than 100 professional tutors, choir members not only develop their artistic talents, but also learn the importance of team spirit through interesting and well organized practices.

HKCC is invited to perform overseas each year, spreading the message of love and peace in different parts of the world. The Choir has been well received and appreciated in many countries, gaining an international reputation as the “Little Goodwill Singing Ambassadors” and “one of the best children's choirs in the world”. HKCC was named “China's Top Ten Children Chorus” in 2003 and won the prestigious “Award of the Audience” at the “Vivace 2006 International Choir Festival” in Hungary. In 2008, the choir was awarded the “Gold Cup” at “Shanghai International Children's Chorus Festival”. In 2014, HKCC is selected by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) as one of the IFCM Ambassadors for 2013 to 2015. The Choir was invited to perform in the 2014 “10th World Symposium on Choral Music” in South Korea, 2015 “The 1st IFCM World Choral Expo” in Macau, 2016 “4th Shenzhen Choral Festival” and 2017 “6th China Children's Choral Festival” in Zhaoqing.

Apart from touring abroad, HKCC also actively participates in local charitable events, including the 1999 “Chorathon” to raise fund for children with hearing disabilities, 2001 “Bridges of Friendship, Bridges of Songs” concert for the Hong Kong Association of the Deaf, 2003 “All for Love” fundraising concert for We Care Education Fund established for children who lost their parents in SARS, 2006 fundraising concert for the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008 fundraising music marathon for UNICEF to help children after the Sichuan earthquake, 2010 “Qinghai Earthquake Relief Fundraising Concert” for World Vision Hong Kong to help earthquake victims in Qinghai, “Carol Singing Festival 2011 Sing for Our Next Generation Charity Concert” for the Child Development Matching Fund, 2012 “Bridge of Love Fundraising Concert” for Suen Mei Speech & Hearing Centre which serves children with hearing impairment, 2017 fundraising concert at Sydney City Recital Hall for the cancer support service organization in Australia – CanRevive.

HKCC has collaborated with world's renowned musicians and organizations, including the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Chen Zuohuang in 1997, West Canada Chamber Orchestra at “Festival Vancouver” in 2000, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and their Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Life, Yan Huichang in 2009 and 2017, Hong Kong Philharmonic's Mahler's series conducted by its former Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Maestro Edo de Waart in 2006 and 2010 respectively, War Requiem Concert under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel in 2013, the St Matthew Passion Concert and Mahler's Mighty Third Concert conducted by the HK Phil's Music Director, Jaap van Zweden in 2014 and 2016, and performing Mass of Children under the baton of Maestro John Rutter in 2017.

As the children's choir that best represents Hong Kong, HKCC took part in many historical moments, including the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony in 1997, the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong International Airport in 1998, the Hong Kong Disneyland Grand Opening in 2005, various performances to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong's reunification with China in 2007, series of performances celebrating the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, the East Asian Games in 2009, performances celebrating the 15th Anniversary as well as events celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR in 2012 and 2017. HKCC also organizes numerous concerts and performances each year for our members to share our love of arts with the public and community.