A Choral Concert with beautiful music

Mar. 2, 2017

Conductor: Suzi Digby

Choir: Bishop Hall Jubilee School Choir

Programme

The Lily and the Rose Bob Chilcott
Look at the World Rutter
Magnificat Movement 1 Rutter
Agnus Dei Samuel Barber
Miserere Mei Deus Allegri
Lux Aurumque Whitacre
O my Love is like a Red, Red Rose arr. Simon Carrington
Dance to the Daddy arr. Goff Richards
Ubi Caritas Ola Gjeilo
Revelation Z Randall Stroope
Invocation Z Randall Stroope
The Moon is Distant from the Sea David Childs
Lamentation of Jeremiah D Randall Stroope
Pathway of Hope Joseph Martin
Ave Verum Corpus W.A. Mozart
The Majesty and Glory of Your Name Tom Fekette

Biography of Suzi Digby

Suzi Digby OBE: Suzi Digby OBE: Choral Conductor, Social entrepreneur, Music Educator

HERE IS A SHORT FILM OF HER LATEST WORK:
http://youtu.be/vJakYn-yG78

Suzi Digby OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) was born Japan and lived in Hong Kong, Mexico and the Philippines before settling in London & Cambridge.

She is an internationally renowned Choral Conductor and Music Educator. She has trailblazed the revival of singing in UK schools and the community over two and a half decades. Suzi founded and runs five influential National arts/education organisations:
1.The Voices Foundation (the UK's leading Primary Music Education Charity);
2.Voce Chamber Choir (one of London's finest young Chamber Choirs);
3.Vocal Futures (Nurturing young [16-22] audiences for Classical Music);
4.Singing4Success (Leadership and 'Accelerated Learning' for Corporates) and
5. The London Youth Choir (a pyramid of 5 choirs, 8-22, serving all ethnic communities in London's 33 boroughs).

2015 sees the launch of her professional vocal consort and record label, Ora (commissioning new choral works as 'reflections' of old masterworks). Ora is London-based with residencies planned in Saõ Paulo and Hong Kong.

Suzi is a visiting Professor at University of Southern California (Choral Studies). And Hon Fellow at University of Aberdeen.

As a conductor, Suzi's 2011 debut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Vocal Futures' Bach's St Matthew Passion) was met with outstanding critical acclaim:

"Choral wizard", "The mother of all music", The Telegraph;

"Sensitive and accomplished conductor", Musical America;

"A serious force for good within Britain's music education system", New Statesman.

She worked with The London Mozart Players and Britten Sinfonia in 2015/2016.

Suzi annually conducts 2,000 voices in the Royal Albert Hall in a scratch Youth Messiah (see photo of Suzi conducting the Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall 2013). This year, 2015, it was awarded first prize for Best Classical Music Education Initiative Nationwide (Classic FM). Last year, 2014, saw the launch of her Californian professional vocal consort, The Golden Bridge.

Suzi has conducted many major choral-orchestral works with, amongst others: BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Brandenburg Festival Orchestra, and, in 2015 will be conducting the Britten Sinfonia.

Venues at which she has conducted include The Royal Albert Hall; St John's Smith Square; the Gstaad Festival; Ambika P3, London; St Martin in the Fields; St James' Piccadilly; King's College Chapel, Cambridge; and (with the Rolling Stones) O2; Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park.

Bishop Hall Jubilee School Choir
Bishop Hall Jubilee School Choir was founded in 1993, and had taken part in numerous performances since then. In recent years the school choir has won places in the Hong Kong School Music Festival. The Senior Girls’ Choir was awarded Championship in both the Chinese Language and Foreign Language class, together with the Best Girls’ Choir of in Year in Second Division in 2013.

The choirs have also been won numerous awards in different international choral competitions, including Silver Awards and Gold Awards in the Hong Kong International Youth and Children Choir Festivals, Winter Choral Festivals. In 2012 November, the choir has also won a Gold Diploma Level I at GuangZhou International Open Competition, as well as a Silver Award from the Orientale Concentus VIII organized at Singapore in 2015.

The choir was also invited to perform in different occasions, including the Education Day Service of HKSKH, Christmas Carolling at hotel and services at church as well.

The choir has taken part in masterclass by different choral experts including Maria Theresa Roldan, Meng Da Peng and Paul Phoenix.

何明華會督銀禧中學合唱團成立於1993年,近年來一直積極參加不同本地及海外之演出及比賽。在本地比賽方面,該校各組合唱團,除了經常於香港學校音樂節最得三甲位置外,高級組女聲合唱團曾於2013年的香港學校音樂節第二組別之比賽中在中文組及外語組中都取得冠軍並在決賽中贏得該年度最佳中學女聲合唱隊之殊榮。

在不同國際比賽方面,合唱團亦有積極參與。合唱團曾於各國際合唱比賽中得金獎及銀獎,包括冬日合唱節、香港國際青少年及兒童合唱節、廣州合唱公開賽及新加坡歌韻東方合唱節等等。

除了參加各類型比賽,合唱團亦曾在聖約翰座堂及新加坡聖安得烈座堂
獻詩。近年亦有於聖誕節期間報佳音。

近年來合唱團亦曾多次被不同海外的合唱指揮及聲樂家指導,包括孟大鵬、Maria Theresa Roldan, 及Paul Phoenix。