The Oxford Gargoyles

The Oxford Gargoyles is a mixed-voice jazz a cappella group from Oxford University, England. The group's repertoire is rooted in the jazz songbook but also extends to pop, soul, Latin and gospel numbers.

 

 

 

24th March 2014  City Hall Theatre

 

Tickets $200 Best seats (From Christine N Concerts)

            $250  (Urbtix from 24th February 2014) 


Tickets from URBTIX on 24th February $250/$200 ($150 students)

 

Rolling Stones with The Chung Chi Choir

The Chung Chi Choir
The Chinese University of HK

Christine N was appointed to organise a choir to sing with the Rolling Stones

on 9th March at the Cotai Arena. Here is the U-tube. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knx1xzHr_Bk

Love in the Air Concert by Albert Cheng and Akane Kubota @The Hong Kong Club

A most enjoyable concert enjoyed by the youngest age present 4 years old to 75 years old. A lot of people stayed on for dinner and left after midnight.

Love In The Air  A concert to celebrate Valentine's Day

 

Albert Yue Cheng (Violin)

Akane Kubota (Piano)

Celebrated Acclaimed Artists (Alumni of Juilliard School and Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins respectively. They have played at world class concert halls namely The Carnegie Hall,  Suntory Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre).


Friday 14th February 2014 7pm

The Hong Kong Club

We are proud to present A Salon Concert Series where guests can come and sit  in a soft upholstered chair,  a glass of wine  in hand,  young talents and world-class chamber musicians just feet away engaged in rich array of musical conversation before you.  If you love music, nothing comes close to the rapture of listening to Albert and Akane who have performed in world class concert halls. They  will   play for us on Valentine's Day at the  privacy and comfort of a beautiful club, the way chamber music was meant to be heard.

 

In our new Salon Concert Series, young talents along with international concert soloists will perform fine works of chamber music in the intimacy of the lovely Hong Kong Club.

 

 

PROGRAMME

Kreisler- Liebesfreud 

             Liebesleid

           Schön Rosmarin

           Tambourin chinois

 

Dvorak- Romance

 

Yui Kitamura-Lilly of Valley (World premier-written for Albert and Akane)

 

César Franck- Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major(The Violin Sonata in A was written in 1886, when Franck was 63, as a wedding present for the 31-year-old violinist Eugène Ysaÿe)

 

Cost 

Concert only  $300  (pay by 10th Feb)

                       $350  (Thereafter)

                      $250   (students)

                      (Akane's students and  their parents get $50 discount off from the tickets)

 

Concert and Dinner  $600 ( by 10th Feb incl a glass of wine) 

                                  $650 (thereafter, includes a glass of wine)

                                  No refund policy applies

 

Time:  7:00 pm Reception

           7:30 pm Concert

           8:30 pm Dinner

 

Payment  By Cheque  to Christine N Arts Ltd

1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre

1 Hollywood Road

Central   or


Direct Credit to HSBC  400-493599-838 (Able Rays Ltd)

Please show receipt to email below.

 

RSVP christine@christinenconcerts.com  9464 1941

          www.christinenconcerts.com

 

ATTIRE:  Smart casual, no denim and sports shoes

 

 

 

The Choir of Queens' College Cambridge University 9th January 2014 Saturday

Time  16.00                        High Tea  begins

          16.45                       Performance 

          17.30/18.00             High Tea ends

The programme, which includes music by Oxford, Cambridge and Hong Kong composers, and, while not familiar repertoire, is nevertheless very accessible and attractive to listen to:

 Queens’ College Choir

Performance at The Club Lusitano

Beati quorum via – Charles Villiers Stanford (Queens’ College, Cambridge, 1870)

O rex gentium – Matthew Martin (Magdalen College, Oxford, 1994)

Sunflower – Doming Lam (Hong Kong)

The evening primrose – Benjamin Britten

Goodnight, Sweetheart – Carter & Hudson

 $250 or $370 at the door 1. Cheque to Christine N Arts Ltd 1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre1 Hollywood Road Central 

 2. HSBC 400 493599-838

 3. PayPal

   Christine@christinenconcerts.com

 

The Choir of King's College London

Hong Kong Tour 15th-22nd Dec 2013

1. 15th Dec  Christmas Carols and Nine Lessons at The Mariners Club

2. 16th Dec  Hong Kong Club, Garden Lounge

3. 17th and 18th Dec Concert at Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 8pm

4. 19th Dec Sightseeing in Macao and Concert dinner at the Venetian invited by the

             Rotary Club of Macao

5.   20th Dec   Concert dinner at  Club Lusitano 6:30pm

6.   21st Dec Concert at All Saints Cathedral 3pm

7.  21st Dec 7pm  Junk Trip and dinner

8.  22nd Dec 5pm  Nine Lessons and Carols  at  All Saints Cathedral

 

 

Marrie Rose Kim (Oboe) and Linda Yim ( Piano)

Where: Agnes B Cinema, Arts Centre

            2 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Time:   8pm

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach  - Sonata in G minor, S.1020 for Oboe and Piano
 Allegro moderato

 Adagio
 Allegro
 
Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, op.228 - Morceau de Salon
 Allegro non tanto
 Allegretto
 Piu vivace
 
Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano
 Elegie
 Scherzo
 Deploration
 
Theodore Lalliet - Prelude and Variations on The Carnival Of Venice op.20 for Oboe and Piano
 Andantino
 Theme
 Var.1-6
 Coda

Andrew Simon (Clarinet) Akane Kubota (Piano) 17th September 2013 The Hong Kong Club

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto in A major KV 622
1.  Allegro
2.  Adagio
3.  Rondo (Allegro)
 
A. Messager, Solo de Concours
 
John williams, Theme from "Schindler's List"
 
Gioacchino Rossini, Introduction, Theme and Variations
 

Where: The Hong Kong Club (member Arun Nigam)

 

When:   7:00pm Reception

            7:30pm Concert

            8:45pm Dinner

Akane Kubota

 Pianist, Akane Kubota, a native of Tokyo-Japan, has performed extensively in her native country and at venues all over the world. In 2008, she performed at Suntory hall in Tokyo, Japan, and received an award presented by Tokyo International Associations of Artists. The following year, Miss. Kubota made her solo piano debut recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York as a special presentation prize winner of the Artists International Competition.

She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at the Burgos International Music Festival (Spain). In 2006, she was featured at the Bowdoin International Music Festival as a scholarship student; the same year, she was selected as a semi-finalist in the 6th Sakai International Piano Competition (Osaka, Japan). She has also been involved as a pianist in theatrical productions, under the auspices of New York's Symphony Space (in the opera "Jefferson and Poe") and the Baltimore Theatre Project.

She has been achieving critical acclaim in master classes with world-renowned pianists such as Malcolm Bilson, Eteri Andjaparidze, Frank Levy, and coached by Leon Fleisher and Jonathan Feldman from the Juilliard School.

In addition to a busy performance career, Miss Kubota is also in high demand as a teacher. She was a visiting faculty at International Performing Arts Summer Festival “Belvoir Terrace” (Massachusetts, USA) in 2010. She also served as an adjunct piano faculty teaching both private and group lessons at New York University. Recently, she received The Best Piano Teacher Award by Eleanor Wong in All Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition and has been receiving Teaching Excellence Award by Hong Kong Cultural Association in consecutive 2 years. Many of her students received the first prize in the Hong Kong School Music Festival.

She holds B.M from Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University and M.M. from New York University where she worked with world renowned pianist and teacher, Yong-Hi Moon and Miyoko Lotto.

 

 Andrew Simon

 "...he played with superb technical competence but, more importantly, managed to convey a sense of rediscovery, as though he and his audience were hearing the music for the first time."

-South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

 Principal Clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Simon is acclaimed for his brilliant musicianship and "almost god-like technique" (Auditorium Magazine). Invited by Maestro MIchael Tilson Thomas to participate in a New World Symphony esteemed alumni concert in May, Andrew also performed as chamber musician, recitalist, and lecturer in Italy, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic and throughout the US in 2012.

 

The first American-born artist ever to perform in North Korea (1992), Mr. Simon is an active international soloist. He has given more than 60 solo performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, including John Corigliano's Clarinet Concerto, which he studied with the cademy Award winning composer; and GMN’s recording of Baermann’s Adagio conducted by David Atherton.  Having toured 23 cities in Japan as soloist, Andrew has also appeared as concerto soloist with the Singapore Symphony, performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto on the basset clarinet. He has performed with conductor Marin Alsop, with whom he made his Australian concerto debut in 2000, giving the Australian premiere of the original version of Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto.

 

Recording projects include his solo CD “HOT” (Musicians Showcase), as well as an upcoming recital CD for Naxos.

 

 

The Douglas Trio August 24th

Concerts in 2013

August 24th  The Douglas Trio  

The Hong Kong Club 7pm

Concert 7:30pm

Dinner 8:30pm

Students  $150

Others     $250

Concert and Dinner $500 (includes a great buffet and a glass of wine/soft drinks)

Douglas Tang, Organ Scholar of King's College Cambridge University with Gabrielle Yuen

Programme

     

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV546

 

Widor - Cantabile from Organ Symphony No.6, Op.42 No.2

 

Mendelssohn - Organ Sonatas Op.65, No.6 -  I. Chorale and Variations:  Andante sostenuto - Allegro molto 

 

Rachmaninov - Vocalise

By Gabrielle Yuen accompanied by Douglas Tang

 

 

Boëllmann - Suite Gothique, Op. 25

1. Introduction et choral

2. Menuet gothique

3. Prière à Notre Dame

4. Toccata

 

Where:St Stephen's Chapel

           22 Tung Tau Wan Road,

           Stanley

           (Parking available)

 

 

Time:   8pm

 

Cost:     $220 Concert only

            

Concert Master Igor Yuzefovich and Principal Cellist Richard Bamping of the HK Philharmonic

              When :  17th June (Monday)

        Where: Club Lusitano, 27th F,

                     Ice House St, Central

        Time  :   6:45pm  Reception    

                      7:30pm Concert    

                      8:30pm Dinner

Concert only: $360 (Includes one drink) 

Concert and Dinner : $630 

(Portuguese dinner & unlimited drinks)

(For catering purposes, payment is required)

RSVP :    Christine  9464 1941  Christine@christinenconcerts.com.

 

Please make payment to Christine N Arts Ltd,  1801 Chinachem Hollywood Building, 1 Hollywood Road, Central or direct credit to DBS Bank (HK) Ltd    78-316-7344 or from www.ticketingover.com

 

 

 

Igor Yuzefovich

 

Born in Moscow, Russia, critically acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich was recently appointed Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, having previously served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony and Concertmaster of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestras. 

Mr. Yuzefovich began his violin studies at the age of 5, and was soon accepted into the Gnessin Music School where he studied with Irina Svetlova. Since 1991, Mr. Yuzefovich has resided in the United States, and continued his studies with Jody Gatwood, Leri Slutsky and Victor Danchenko, earning degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

A winner of numerous competitions, Mr. Yuzefovich has performed in countries across the globe. His concerts have taken him from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Cairo Opera House in Egypt to the concert halls of the Far East and the Southern Hemisphere.

As an active chamber musician, Igor Yuzefovich co-founded the Monument Piano Trio in 2004, which debuted to critical acclaim in Baltimore, Maryland and has since captivated audiences across the United States. In November of 2011 the Trio released their debut recording, featuring trios by Brahms, Shostakovich and Schoenfield. In addition to a busy schedule with the HKPO and the Trio, Mr. Yuzefovich leads numerous master classes and is in high demand as guest concertmaster.

 Richard Bamping has held the title of Principal Cellist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993. His many solo appearances with the Philharmonic have been greeted with critical acclaim.
 He has had a very broad musical education studying cello with Elizabeth Wilson, Raphael Wallfisch, Amedeo Baldovino, Ralph Kirschbaum, Paul Tortelier, David Geringas, Aldo Parisot, Janos Starker, Timothy Hugh and Steven Isserlis. In the field of chamber music, he has studied with the Amadeus, Alban Berg, Delme, Takacs and Allegri String Quartets, and with David Takeno, Eli Goren, Emmanuel Hurwitz, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Peter Norris.  As a freelance cellist based in London, Richard Bamping played in many chamber music ensembles performing across the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S.A. He has also performed with many of the leading orchestras in Europe including the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic and the European Community Chamber Orchestras, and served for four years as Principal 'Cellist with the London Soloists' Chamber Orchestra. In 1990, Leonard Bernstein chose Richard Bamping to play Principal Cello for the first Pacific Music Festival in Japan, where he also worked closely with Michael Tilson Thomas and Marin Alsop.
Over the past three years, Richard has completed several tours of China, and Taiwan under the baton of the composer Tan Dun performing his “Map” concerto and the “Crouching Tiger” concerto to great critical acclaim. 
Richard's ‘cello, dated 1674, was made in Cremona by Andrea Guarneri and is one of only 8 surviving examples of.

The Gough Duo May 17th

The Gough Duo Concert

St Stephen's Chapel Stanley

17th May7:30pm (Friday, public holiday)

 

Cost: Concert only

$230 Students

$280

Cost: Boat and Concert

$550 (For logistics purposes, payment is required by 15th May)

BOAT, from Pier 9 at 5:15pm to Stanley for the concert and return to Central at about 10:30pm.

To the Concert: High Tea is served

Return: Honey Ham, Salad and cheese , wine and soft drinks included

You can make payment to Christine N Arts Ltd

1801 Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central

or Credit to DBS Bank (HK) Ltd 78-316-7344

or buy tickets from www.ticketingover.com

Enquiries: 9464 1941 christine@christinenconcerts.com

www.christinenconcerts.com

 

May 8th Concert by Richard Bamping, Eva Lue and Leslie Ryang

The Hong Kong Club

Programme

Beethoven Op.11 B Flat Major Trio

Brahms Op. 8 B Major Trio

March 4 2013 Concert by The Imatake Koto Players

 

March 26  2013

 

Ms Sofya Gulyak performed in a concert and master class at ISF Academy .

Programme:  Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

                  Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante

March 4  2013

The Imatake Koto Ensemble

Venue: Hong Kong Club

Time:  Reception 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm, Dinner 8:30pm

Cost:  Concert only $300, Concert and Dinner $550 (cost includes a glass of wine)

RSVP: Christine  9464 1941   christine.nigam@aol.com
 
  Programme 

  1. Red Fire                                      by K Yoshizaki

  2. Zero                                           by T.Mizuno

  3. The Moon Over a Reined Castle     by  Rentaro Taki

  4. Red Dragonfly                              by Kosaku Yamada

  5. Spring in the Mountain Village        by Akira

  6. Sakura                                         by T Mizuno

  7. Dramatic                                     by Hisamoto

  8. Miraika                                        by T Mizuno

 The Musicians

 Nanako Ono

 Nanako Ono’s mother, Rinase, who is a Koto Grand Master of Yamada family and has been performing Koto publicly all over Japan, as well as been giving lessons to many students for the past 35 years. She taught Nanako Koto from 3 years of age. Nanako moved to Hong Kong 5 years ago and has continued her koto studies here in Hong Kong with grand master Mie Imatake. She has previously performed at overseas music festivals in Tokyo, the USA and Hong Kong.

 

Lee Ka Pui Etta
Lee Ka Pui Etta holds her Bachelor Degree of Arts (Music) (Hons.) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lee is the scholarship recipient of the CUHK Honours Certificate (2003-2004), the Chung Chi College Scholarship (2004, 2006), the Faculty Dean’s Honours List (2004-2005) and the Kong Yu Kau Memorial Scholarship.
Lee was elected as exchange student in her junior year, and she studied Musicology at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Lee received koto training under Grand Master Imatake. Since then she has performed frequently at the Japanese Club Autumn Music Concert. She was invited to perform for the cocktail party of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong last year.
Carolyn Parker
 Carolyn Parker first took up koto study in 2001 when she went to Japan for four months over summer. She returned each summer for the next two years studying under Grand Master Tomoko Ohara. While back in Hong Kong, she studied under Grand Master Imatake. Carolyn wanted to study more seriously so she moved to Tokyo in 2004 where she continued her studies under Grand Master Tomoko Ohara. In 2010 she completed her 5th level Koto Certificate and returned to Hong Kong. Carolyn has performed in various venues in both Tokyo and Hong Kong.

 

Cheung Chi-Ho
 
Cheung Chi-ho,  graduated from Hong Kong Chinese University, with a major in music. He has  been receiving koto training since 2006 under Grand Master Imatake and has participated in various performances in Hong Kong.

 The Imatake Ensemble Special Dinner Menu

 
Soup
Green Pea Veloute, Shredded Lettuce, Ginger

Appetisers
Chilled Oysters, Lemon, Shallot Vinagrette, Cocktail Sauce
Dill Marinated and Smoked Salmon, Capers, Purple Onion, Lemon, Honey Mustard Dressing
Crab Meat Stuffed Avocado, Lime and Shallot Dressing
Shaved Parma Ham, Seasonal Melon
Mezze Platter Marinated Vegetables, Angula, Hummus

Salads
Assorted Lettues, Tomatoes  and Cucumber salad
Greek Salad, Grilled Sardine Fillets, Feta Cheese, Oregano Red Wine Vinagrette
Smoked Chicken, Celery, Green Apple, Orange Mayonnaise
Italian Potato Salad, oiled egg, Olive Oil Dressing 
Selection of Salad Dressings & Condiments
 
Carving
 
Whole Roast New Zealand Beef Sirloin, Yorshire Pudding, Red Wine Sauce
 
Main Course
Indian Chicken Curry, Onion, Tamarind, Steamed Rice, Condiment Tray
Seafood Mixed Grill, Sun dried Tomato and Parsley Butter
Stir Fried Mongolian Lamb Loin, Leek, Chilli, Garlic, Shallots, Spicy Soya
Roasted Canadian Pork Chop, Braised Red Cabbage, Apple Sauce and Gravy
Fettuccini, Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus, Light Parmesan Cream Sauce
 
Rock Salt Baked  New Potaotes, Seasonal Vegetables
 
Dessert
Seasonal Fresh Fruits
Selection of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
Ginger Vreme Brulee
Banana Bread and Butter Pudding, Kirsch Custard
Caramel Mille-feuilles
Valrhona Chocolate Gateau
 
Coffee and Tea

 

 

 

 

Concert by Caius Choir 14th Dec at St John's Cathedral

Concert at Club Lusitano by the Caius Choir 11 Dec 2012

Collaboration St John's Cathedral Choir with Caius Choir

 

Collaboration this Sunday with Cambridge Choir

 

The Sung Eucharist this coming Sunday 16 Dec will be sung jointly by the Cathedral Choir and Gonville and Caius College Choir, Cambridge.
 
Repertoire:
Communion Setting: Mass for Five Voices (Byrd) - sung by joint choir
Communion Anthems:
'Adam lay-y-bounden' (Howard Skempton) sung by Gonville and Caius Choir
Alma redemptoris (Palestrina) - sung by joint choir
 
Conductors:Raymond Fu- Kyrie, Sanctus & Benedictus
Dr G Webber - Agnus dei and Alma redemptoris.

Guest conductor: DR GEOFFREY WEBBER 
Geoffrey Webber studied music at Oxford University where he was Organ Scholar at New College. After graduating with a First, he became Acting Organist at New College and Magdalen College, and later University Organist and Director of Music at the University Church. After completing his doctorate on German Baroque music he became Director of Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and now divides his time between conducting, lecturing, teaching and research. He has recently established the first degree in choral conducting at the University of Cambridge which attracts students from all over the world.