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Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys' Choir


The Wah Yan College, Kowloon Boys’ Choir consists of the School’s Junior, Intermediate and Senior Choirs with 150 singers of Form 1 to 5. They participate in school and community performances as well as the annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Outstanding singers are often selected to represent the school and Hong Kong to perform and compete in international choral festivals. In 2010, the choir took part in the Busan International Choral Festival and won the championship in the Equal-Voice category. In 2012, they won 2 Gold Medals in the Young Male Choir and Sacred Music categories of the 7th World Choir Games in Cincinnati. Their accomplishing performances attract invitations from overseas choir festivals. In July 2016, the choir was invited to compete in the International Choral Kathaumixw, Powell River (B.C. Canada) in which they won the championship in 3 categories, 1 second place and the overall championship of the competition. They have been invited to Missoula International Choir Festival (U.S.A.) in August 2016.


Lesley Ka-Hei Chan

An experienced choral conductor, Lesley Chan has achieved success in many international choral festivals. Recently, at the 17th International Choral Kathaumixw, Canada, he conducted the Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys’ Choir which won three first prizes and the ‘Choir of the World’ title as the overall Champion. He made his debut as opera chorus master in the 2016 Musica Viva production of Carmen, for which his work won critical appreciation. Chan’s devotion to music education is admired internationally through his lectures in many overseas cities. An active composer, he has works published by the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild and performed by St. Jacob’s Choir of Sweden. He collaborates with many eminent composers. Lesley graduated from the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and obtained his Master of Music degree in historical musicology from the University of London. He holds a doctorate in music from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association Executive Committee and the conductor-in-residence of the Pro-Musica Society Hong Kong.

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