Energise the ability of expressing their emotions

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WYCCF-Hong Kong & Guangzhou Presenter - Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association

HKTCA

Established in 1997, the Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association (HKTCA) was founded by Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong, an international renowned choral expert and Mr. Ka-ki Lee, an experienced music educator and editor.

HKTCA is a registered charitable association with the aims to promote choral art and music education for children and youth in Hong Kong; to organize international concerts and choral festivals; to encourage international cultural exchanges in order to strengthen the connection among choirs and to nurture harmony to every family. Many choral activities including seminars, workshops, exchange tours, singing competitions and composing competitions were organized, more than 100,000 people were benefited in past years.

The significant ones include the China International Children's Choir Festival in 1998, 2001 and 2005; the World Children's Choir Festival and Songbridge in 2005; the Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and the World Youth Choir in 2008. The prominent Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc from Lyon, France was invited to perform in Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Guangzhou in 2007 and they visited Hong Kong again in 2009 and conducted a Mass Singing together with 800 local school singers in concerts. Furthermore, a Finnish a cappella group, Club for Five, was invited to hold two concerts in Hong Kong in 2007 and the well-known Madchenchor Hannover Girls Choir from Germany visited Hong Kong and concerts was held in 2008. In addition, HKTCA was one of the In Association withs of the IFCM Asia Pacific Choral Summit 2009 which was held at Wuxi, China.

HKTCA has been supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development for four years and has set up the Choral Music Information Centre in 1999, which becomes a resourceful reference centre for local music teachers and educators. With the passion and enthusiasm to promote the development of choral music, HKTCA gained the recognition by receiving important awards such as the World Children's Choir Festival was selected as one of the Top 10 Music Headlines organized by RTHK Radio 4 in 2005 and HKTCA was granted the 2008 Award for Arts Promotion (Silver) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for the great success of the 2008 Hong Kong International Youth & Children's Choir Festival.

Choral arts can strengthen the cooperation among people and energize the ability of expressing their emotions which is very important in shaping an all-round life. HKTCA will continue its role to bridge the growth of choral music between Hong Kong and the outside world and to spread music with love, peace, friendship and neighborliness.

WYCCF-Guangzhou Presenter - Xinghai Concert Hall

XHCH

WYCCF-Hong Kong & Guangzhou In Association with - International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM)

IFCM

International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) was the In Association with of the Hong Kong International Youth & Children's Choir Festival (HKIYCCF) in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013. The WYCCF will be organised in association with the IFCM in 2015. The WYCCF will become a regular international activity presented by IFCM.

IFCM was founded in 1982 for the purpose of facilitating communication and exchange between choral musicians throughout the world. Through its world and regional symposia, conducting master classes, World Youth Choir, Choral Music Database (Musica), ChoralNet website, World Choral Census, International Choral Bulletin, World Day of Choral Singing and many other projects, IFCM is fulfilling its purpose.

IFCM is the official representative of choral music on the International Music Council of the UNESCO. The Council recognizes that there are perhaps more people in the world participating in choral music than in any other group activity and that choral musicians need an organization such as IFCM to encourage and facilitate international communication and cooperation.

WYCCF-Hong Kong In Association with - Chinese Society for Music Education (CSME)

CSME

As a national academic association for music education covering the senior music teacher education, elementary music teacher education, basic music education and community music education, Chinese Society for Music Education (CSME) was founded in 1987, functioning as a branch of the Chinese Society of Education affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China, also the unique member representing P.R. China to the International Society for Music Education affiliated to UNESCO. The council members of CSME include the music education professional commissions of CSE of various provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government, and the key colleges and universities for music teacher education in P.R. China.

WYCCF-Hong Kong In Association with - World Youth and Children Choral Artists' Association

WYCCAA

World Youth and Children's Choral Artists Association (WYCCAA) was founded in 2015 in as a registered organization in Hong Kong. WYCCAA is honoured to have three of the most renowned choral experts and composer as the founding directors, including Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong, Dr. Brady Allred and Mr. Ganlin.

Under the leadership of Prof. Leon Shiu-wai Tong, WYCCAA is planning a series of events in the future to promote the interaction of youth and children's choir at an international level, and promote whole person development of youth and children through choral singing. With the collaboration with Hong Kong Treble Choirs' Association organizing the World Youth and Children's Choir Festival as its first important step.

WYCCF-Hong Kong Sponsor - Jebsen Group

Jebsen

What started over a hundred years ago as a general trading company has now evolved into a focussed marketing and distribution organisation, deeply embedded in the industries and markets it serves. With a unique long established presence and deep understanding in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, the Jebsen Group is committed to support our partners' needs in building market demand, generating and supporting sales and serving as an important link to customers throughout the region. From a broad spectrum of consumer, industrial, beverage and luxury products, Jebsen offers some 200 of the world's leading products extensive local market access with a high degree in specialisation. Outside the region, the Jebsen Group enjoys close ties with sister companies in Australia, Southeast Asia, Denmark, Germany, the Middle East and the United States.

WYCCF-Hong Kong Sponsor - Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong

CASH

WYCCF-Hong Kong Supporter - Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education

HKIEd

The Department of Cultural and Creative Arts of the Hong Kong Institute of Education aims to provide quality arts education in the region and is committed to sustain a creative and dynamic interdisciplinary environment that promotes and supports high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and knowledge transfer. It aims to nurture skilled, knowledgeable and caring graduates and empower them to achieve academic and artistic excellence in transformative roles as innovative educators, enterprising community-based arts practitioners, creative thinkers and cultural leaders in the 21st century. At present the Department consists of a dedicated team of renowned artists and active researchers, including 4 professors, 1 associate professor, 12 assistant professors, 5 lecturer and 5 teaching fellows and instructors. The expertise of staff largely falls into areas including composition, musicianship skills, Western and Chinese music, music pedagogy, media education, studio art making, aesthetics, cultural theories, arts management, and visual arts pedagogy. In addition to our full-time staff, there are 10 Honorary/Adjunct Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors and 15 Honorary Artist-in-Residence supporting the research, co-curricular activities and delivery of courses. Academics and practitioners with the most updated knowledge and experiences in arts-related disciplines and professions are also invited as guest lecturers from time to time to conduct workshops, talks and seminars for our students.

WYCCF-Hong Kong & Guangzhou Supporter - Musica Connection

MC

Musica Connection was established by Professor Leon Shiu-wai TONG as the Artistic Director and Chief Executive with the mission to promote artistic cultural exchange between countries and to pass on the excellence of musical artistic culture. This aim has received support from International Federation of Choral Music, Hong Kong Treble Choir Association and Hong Kong Treble Choir. Tong is an internationally renowned treble choral expert, and is currently the Vice President of the International Federation for Choral Music. He has been invited to over 30 countries as conductor, speaker and adjudicator.

Musica Connection specializes in large music events organization: arranging concert tours for outstanding performing groups, music festivals, music educational tours, talks and more. The most representational events include assisting to organize the 2011 Hong Kong International Youth and Children’s Choir Festival, the 11th China International Chorus Festival and IFCM World Choral Summit in 2012 and the 2014 IFCM World Choral Summit and World Choral Festival.

WYCCF-Hong Kong Media Partner - Radio Television Hong Kong

RTHK

Established in 1928, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), the oldest broadcasting station in Hong Kong, is also the sole public service broadcaster and operates independently from other government departments. It is the only local broadcaster that provides radio, television and online broadcasting service that carry out the public purposes and mission set in The Charter of Radio Television Hong Kong. The production of RTHK programmes enjoys a high-degree of editorial independence yet follows a set of professional guidelines under the Producers' Guidelines.

RTHK takes the lead in producing innovative programmes which come among the top in credibility, listenership and programme appreciation indexes among other media organisations. These distinctive award-winning programmes have earned the industry's acclaim and recognition both locally and internationally. Taking into account opinions from the RTHK Board of Advisors and RTHK Programme Advisory Panel, as well as through joining various international broadcasting unions which stimulate new ideas in productions, RTHK will keep on producing high-quality programmes.

WYCCF-Hong Kong Media Partner - Music Weekly

MW