HKCC received Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Award for Arts Promotion

Date: 30/07/2020

Devoted to cultivating children's artistic talents for half a century, it was the first time The Hong Kong Children's Choir (HKCC) organized a grand scale choral event last year, the Asia Pacific Choral Summit 2019, which garnered the "Award for Arts Promotion" at the 14th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. The award is presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to recognize outstanding arts promotion projects that contribute to the popularization of the arts.


The awarded project, the Asia Pacific Choral Summit 2019 was held by HKCC to celebrate its 50th anniversary, which was also fully supported by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), an appointment of UNESCO. The Summit incorporated 20 workshops, 6 concerts, the Final of Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition, a conference of IFCM Asia Pacific Choral Council and a Music EXPO. It has attracted more than 10 choirs with over 1,600 participants from 15 countries and regions, which is the largest and most diversified non-competitive choral event in Hong Kong in recent years.


The Summit provided a platform for the participants to directly interact with world-class professionals to acquire invaluable experience and knowledge, and thus to enhance their standard. At the same time, the Summit showcased the outstanding local works as well as the talented local musicians through the first conducting competition for youth choral conductors in Hong Kong, the world premieres of local choral works in concerts and waiving the "initial shelving fees" in Music EXPO, etc., to increase the exposure of local choral music to the world.


HKCC is glad to raise public awareness to choral arts through the Summit and gain recognition of holding a non-competitive choral event. HKCC will continue to organize choral concerts as well as overseas tours regularly, to keep on promoting Hong Kong great choral music to the world and nurturing the artistic talents of the next generation.