On the evening of December 4, 2015, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) held an annual concert in Shenzhen Poly Theatre. Shenzhen government officials, principals from top high schools all over China, alumni, representative entrepreneurs, parents and students were treated to an evening of music extravagenza.
Performers and Staff
In his address, Professor Yangsheng Xu, President of CUHK (SZ) expressed his gratitude to people from all walks who had giventheir staunch support to the University over the last year. Thanks to their generous donations and valuable assistance, about one quarter of the 1,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students have received scholarships or other forms of financial aids, while some from poor families in remote areas were able to realize their dreams.
President Xu Addressing the Audience
The concert started with the joint performance of the Shenzhen Hongling Middle School Golden Voice Chorus, the Student Chorus, Staff Chorus and the String and Wind Ensemble of the University. Following the chorus was the romantic brass quintet and piano solo from Shenzhen Arts School. Eric Fan, a well-known organist, brought us an amazing rendition of Flight of the Bumblebees on a pipe organ within one minute and thirty seconds, setting a new world record. The second half of the show began with a medley of several popular English songs by the six finalists of The Voice of the CUHK(SZ), creating a lively and cozy atmosphere. After that, Hong Kong based Veloz Harmonica Quartet mesmerized the audience with their virtuoso performance of brilliant pieces.
Top Six Singers of The Voice of CUHK(SZ)
The grand finale came with the performance of Alan Tam, the “President” of Hong Kong show business. Tam joked that despite the nickname, he is not actually related to education. Facing the ardent audience, however, he sees the significance of education. Aside from singing his classic tracks, Love in Autumn and Flowers in Water, Mr. Tam also led a chorus which involved all the performers and audience to sing another classic Friends, bringing the concert to a climax as everyone in the theatre was excitedly waving with the melody. At last, President Xu presented Mr. Tam a piece of calligraphy work to extol his achievements in pop music. When the two “Presidents” came on stage, the audience erupted into wild cheers.
A Presidential Handshake
Friends by all performers and the staff
[Pictures and Content from Communications and Public Relations Office, CUHK(SZ).]