(About the Choir)
Hong Kong Choir of Outstanding Children
by Maestro Henry Shek as its artistic director, the Hong Kong Choir of
Outstanding Children aims at providing professional and quality music education
to children in a very diversified form. Young
children who have potential in music and the performing arts are selected
through open auditions to become members. The
choir not only offers training in choral singing but also in music theory, ears
training, instrument playing as well as drama and theatrical dancing.
The teaching staff is well qualified in their mission to train up an
outstanding children’s choir and children’s orchestra locally.
The majority of them possess a diploma in music, while some have
knowledge in child psychology. Mr. Shek believes that music education plays an
important part in the upbringing of children nowadays, as the contemporary
“Theory of Multiple Intelligences” considers music as an important
intelligence among the seven intelligences. Not only does music nurture the cultural life of children but
it also helps to motivate children’s interests in other fields.
Apart from classroom learning, members also have the opportunity to
perform in choral workshops and annual concerts organized by the choir.
The choir is often invited as performing guest in important music
festivals and arts events. Performance
in overseas tours is a regular event in summer.