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 波士頓東方之聲合唱團赴加拿大參加蒙特婁國際合唱比賽,表現優異。

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波士頓東方之聲 摘三大獎

 

記者李靜雯波士頓報導 July 25, 2009 12:00 AM

 

波士頓東方之聲合唱團日前赴加拿大蒙特婁參加2009國際合唱節比賽,在14個合唱團體當中,得到三項大獎,優異成績讓團員們皆感到光榮、興奮。

 

東方之聲合唱團獲得的三項獎項分別為:成人民族合唱比賽第二名、成人混聲合唱比賽第二名,以及女聲合唱比賽優勝獎。

 

該團指揮喬萬鈞表示,團員們5月份才決定參加比賽,距離7月8日至12日舉行的大賽只有兩個月,但因該團有多次參加國際比賽獲獎的經驗、一定的實力,因此仍決定參加,向世界級別挑戰。

 

此次赴加拿大參賽的,主要以東方之聲合唱團(又稱牛頓中文學校合唱團)發起組織並以其為主體,加上其他北美合唱協會下屬的康州合唱團、安多福合唱團、世紀合唱團、羅德島合唱團、木蘭合唱團、艾克頓合唱團等共同參與,共有63名成員。由北美合唱協會藝術總監喬萬鈞擔任指揮、郭淩擔任鋼琴伴奏。

 

團員們在家庭、工作的重任之餘,大家還是興致勃勃的每星期兩次聚集在一起練唱,更運用現代科學技術輔助平時在家單獨的練習。團員們總共學唱了九首歌曲,三首為成人民族合唱,包括「半個月亮爬上來」、「草原戀」、「大青藏」;三首為成人混聲合唱,包括「牧歌」、「等你到天明」、「去一個美麗的地方」,以及三首女聲合唱「茉莉花」、「小白菜」、「花大姐」。

 

蒙特婁國際合唱比賽總共有14個合唱團體一較高低。團員說,這是一次難得的國際性比賽經驗。

   
           

           
 

 

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Andover Townsman July 9, 2009

 

Eight from Andover in Quebec World Choral Festival

Seven singers and a gifted pianist from Andover are joining with more than 65 singers from throughout greater Boston area to perform this week under the banner of the Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus in the 5th annual Loto-Quebec World Choral Festival in Montreal, Canada.

The festival, running July 8 to 12, is called the largest gathering of national and international choirs in all of North America.

Competing in three musical categories with more than 100 other choruses from around the world, Andover performers with the BEHC include pianist Guo Ling and singers Wenjun Chen, Doreen Jiang, Xiaomon Shao, Tsouya Yang, Yu Li, Jim Sun and Charlie Wang.

Under the leadership of music director and conductor Wanjun Qiao of Medford and accompanied by Ling, the BEHC one of only three choruses from the United States will perform in three categories of competition all today, Thursday, July 9.

Under festival rules, only amateur choirs are allowed to participate and they must sing "a capella," without instruments, or be accompanied only by a single musical instrument without a sound system. All songs must be performed in the original language in which they were composed.

Veterans of many international competitions of both "amateur" and "professional" choruses since its founding in 2000, the BEHC consists completely of "amateur" vocalists from many walks of life: doctors, teachers, writers, bankers, scientists, engineers, and more who join together to blend their voices and share their love of music, members wrote in a release.

Despite their amateur status, they have won several honors and awards in various world choir competitions. During the past nine years, the BEHC has made more than 30 classical and contemporary choral presentations in venues such as Jordan Hall and John Hancock Hall in Boston, Yale University's Woolsey Hall in New Haven, Conn., MIT's Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, and in choral competitions Pocatello, Idaho, Montreal, Canada, and Beijing, China.

 

   
           

 

 

 
 

 

BEHC On Stage at 2009 World Choral Competition, Laval, Quebec, July 9

 

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 Community Advocate  July 3, 2009

 

Local residents to participate in world choral festival
 

By Genevieve Jinson, Contributing Writer


Region - Three Shrewsbury residents, two Northborough residents and one Westborough resident will join more than 65 other New Englanders to compete in the Loto-Quebec World Choral Festival in Montreal, Canada, July 8 through 12, under the banner of the Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus (BEHC).


^No one [in the group] is a professional singer, ̄ said Ming Lu, an IT manager from Shrewsbury and BEHC singer.
 

In fact, the BEHC is made up of all amateur singers who hold full-time jobs and balance their day-to-day lives with their love of singing.


The singers of the BEHC are primarily natives of China. The singers said that through their singing, they are able to promote the Chinese heritage.


^Singing is something that we grew up with in China, and loved, ̄ said Yunshen Zhou, a computer programmer from Shrewsbury, ^and now we want to share that with others. ̄


The BEHC performed at the first Annual Loto-Quebec World Choral Festival in 2005. Sining Fang, of Sudbury, a computer engineer and the BEHC leader, said the group really enjoyed themselves at the first festival.


^It was fun ´ and the audience was fantastic, ̄ he said.
This year, on Thursday July 9, the BEHC will compete in three categories at the festival: Multicultural Choir, Adult Female Choir and Major Mixed Voice Choir, the principal category for the group. The group¨s performances will be sung in Mandarin Chinese.


In recent weeks, the BEHC has been practicing for the festival at least two times per week, with practices being held on weekends and weeknights, with rehearsals lasting up to four hours.


^It¨s quite a commitment, ̄ Fang said.


Group members are practicing individually as well. Lu and his wife, Mingpei Zhang, a pharmacy technician, practice in their cars or whenever they have free time. Zhang said she wakes up at 5 a.m. to practice singing, which works better than later in the day.


^When I get home from work, I have housework to do and I am very tired, ̄ she said.


Singing to be something that Lu and Zhang have always enjoyed. At parties, Lu said, he uses his karaoke machine to sing with friends.


Zhang said the competition isn¨t about winning. It¨s an opportunity to learn and make new friends.


^The way I look at it, I enjoy the entire process, ̄ Zhang said. ^Even if we don¨t win, I have a great time singing. ̄


The BEHC began nearly 10 years ago at the Newton Chinese School as an activity for parents on Sunday afternoons to pass the time while their children were in classes.


^It was something for the parents to get involved with, ̄ Zhou said.


The group first competed in the sixth China International Choral Festival in 2002 and has been competing ever since. The BEHC has also competed in a variety of venues including: John Hancock Hall in Boston, Woolsey Hall at Yale University and Kresge Auditorium at MIT.


The BEHC¨s conductor and music director is Wanjun Qiao of Medford, and their pianist is Guo Ling of Andover.

   
           

 

 

 
 

 

牛頓中文學校東方合唱團組織團員及家屬到喬治島郊遊。【朱偉憶攝】 

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 波士頓新聞  September 10, 2008

 

 東方合唱團 喬治島逍遙遊

 

  牛頓中文學校東方合唱團日前舉辦郊遊,合唱團員及家屬八十餘人乘船前往風景勝地喬治島,遊覽島上城堡,享用各家帶來的美食,打排球、放風箏、釣海魚,沐浴陽光海風。

 

  東方合唱團現有成員四十餘人,多數為牛頓中文學校家長或教職員,周日送孩子到校上中文課後,家長們便抽時間排練。幾年來,該團多次參加華人社區的演出,也曾遠赴中國大陸和加拿大等地參加歌詠比賽或合唱節。

 

  這些熱愛歌唱的華人們都已入中年,成立合唱團練習歌唱和登台表演,不僅為了展示才藝,更希望透過定期聚會,聯誼交友,培養情趣,豐富閒暇生活,也可紓解工作壓力,消減人在異鄉的孤獨感。在郊遊活動中,東方合唱團團長方思甯並表彰了幾位貢獻突出的團員。

 

  牛頓中文學校新任董事長孫京和校長李屏都是該合唱團骨幹,也參與了這次郊遊的組織策劃。 夏末陽光燦爛,海風吹拂,很多團員攜全家老少一同前來遊玩。老人們散步曬太陽,孩子們盡情嬉戲,成人男女混合排球賽鏖戰激烈,喬治島上充滿歡聲笑語。(朱偉憶)

   
           

           
 

 100 singers, one voice

Vermont International Choral Festival This Weekend

 
 

 

On Saturday, Robert De Cormier will conduct the fifth annual Vermont International Choral Festival in Burlington.

 

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 Times Argus  June 13, 2008

 

 By Mary Gow Arts Correspondent

 

   "Bella Bimba" is an Italian folk song; the children's ditty, "Coulter's Candy," about a popular sweet, came from Scotland. "Ahrirang," a traditional Korean song, tells about a hill outside of Seoul, a place of contentment and triumph. "The Whistling Gypsy" is an Irish ballad.

   Saturday evening, more than 100 singers will raise their voices together to sing these and other international songs in a massed choir program of "Music of the Immigrants." These singers, members of choruses from four states, will be led by renowned Vermont conductor and arranger Robert De Cormier. The concert is the centerpiece of the Vermont International Choral Festival.
 

   Now in its fifth season, this weekend of choral concerts and visiting choirs is an established event in Vermont's season of music festivals C fitting in amongst the opera, jazz, Mozart and other summer delights.

   
           

 

 东方之声合唱团参演五月二十五日在MIT举办的赈灾义演晚会

 
 

 

近千人參加「波士頓華人抗震救災義演晚會」,並踴躍捐款。前排右一起:王麗文、魏晶、朱福蓉,中:喬萬鈞,左二:李玉新,左四:段小毅。【本報記者李靜雯攝】

 

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 波士頓新聞  May 27, 2008

 

 波城賑災義演 募得逾15萬元

 

  【本報記者李靜雯麻州劍橋市報導】由麻省理工學院中國學生學者聯合會主辦、朱福蓉聲樂班等團體及中文學校共同協辦的「波士頓各界華人抗震救災義演晚會」,25日晚間在麻省理工學院Kresge禮堂舉行,吸引逾千人共襄盛舉。主辦單位估計,當晚募得超過15萬2000元善款。

 

   與會的麻省理工學院副校長柯隆布蘭德(Kiek D. Kolenbrander)表示,MIT免費提供演出場地,也希望該校建築系、機械系、電機工程系及工商管理系的師生們,日後能發揮專長,協助災後建。

 

   中國駐紐約總領事館總領事彭克玉也特地從紐約趕來參加。他代表總領館向大波士頓地區的僑胞與留學生們表示感謝,也感謝台灣、港澳地區救災的熱情。

   
           

           
 

 东方之声合唱团参演《温暖中国2008赈灾义演晚会》

 
 

 

郝曉飛(前中)代表中領館,接受波城賑災義演晚會籌到的1萬6000元支票。世界日报波士頓新聞記者唐嘉麗攝

 

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 波士頓新聞  March 11, 2008

 

 賑助中國雪災 義演送暖

多個藝術團體熱情演出 波城僑胞踴躍捐輸 募得1萬6000元善款

 

  【本報記者唐嘉麗麻州威斯頓鎮報導】由波士頓地區各藝術團體參與響應的「溫暖中國2008賑災義演晚會」8日晚間,在瑞吉絲學院禮堂舉行,約五百名來自大波士頓地區的華人,以踴躍購買晚會入場券、個人捐款,為日前中國大陸罕見的冰雪災難籌到1萬6000元善款。

 

   由北美合唱協會和劍橋中國文化中心共同召集的義演活動,兩周前才開始籌劃,獲得當地眾多藝術團體熱烈響應。參與義演的有劍橋中國文化中心鑼鼓隊、舞蹈班、藝術團,王世旺中國鄉土舞蹈團、紅袖子藝術團、華夏舞蹈團、夏倫國標舞隊、天使舞蹈團、波士頓揚琴樂團、中華藝術協會傳統舞團、北美合唱團、波士頓中國戲劇社,及擔任獨奏、獨唱表演的張鎮田、鎮德華、傅麗娜、王慶等。

   
           

           
           
 

 东方之声合唱团团员李照原<怀旧经典金曲賽>夺冠

 
 

 

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 波士頓新聞  Jan. 22, 2008

 

 李照原 高歌奪冠 懷舊經典金曲賽 近五百人盡興而歸

 

  ‐本報記者趙燁昆市報導】由全美華裔婦女會麻省分會舉辦的2008懷舊經典金曲大賽,20日晚間在昆市龍鳳大酒樓舉行。11名參賽歌手盡展才藝,經過激烈競逐,最終由李照原奪得冠軍,亞軍和季軍由陳文驤和邱川分別獲得。

 

 該大賽不僅吸引近五百人到場助陣,昆市新任市長科克(ThomasP. Koch)、代表麻州的國會眾議員戴拉漢(William Delahunt),以及麻州州務卿蓋文(William Galvin)的代表也分別出席。

   
           

           
 

A Classy Evening at Westford   Nov. 17, 2007

 
   

Westford Eagle - Thurs Nov 15, 2007, 05:19 PM EST

 

Hemispheres in harmony at concert

By Margaret Smith

 

   Classical sounds from east and west come together this weekend at a concert joining two musical worlds C and two benefit causes. `A Classy Evening of Music from Two Lands¨ will feature the Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus, which specializes in traditional Chinese music, with the Xi Yang Yang Ensemble, and concert pianist Leslie Hitelman.
 

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北美女人 - 发表于 2007-11-30 09:30 PM

 

一场为朱令演出的音乐会

七月光

 

   11月17日伴着月色的降临. 一阵阵优美悦耳的中国民乐合奏曲在麻洲北部Westford First Parish 教堂响起. 这是一次为援助朱令主办的专场音乐会. 十二年过去了, 朱令和她的家人承受着常人难以想象的精神和肉体痛苦. 付担着巨大的医疗费用. 人们并没有忘记这个惨遭不幸的女孩.尤其是朱令的校友通过各种渠道方式一直关心帮助着朱令. 杨玲是今天这场音乐会主要发起人. 她曾经和朱令在清华大学同一民乐队同台演出. 如今是波土顿喜洋洋乐队的指挥兼二胡主领. “用自己的琴声为病中的朱令举办一场音乐会” 这个想法早在今年春就开始在她心中萌发.

   
           

           
 

2006年7月   第四届世界合唱奥林匹克 - 中国厦门

           
 

 

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話壇晩烏 - 2006定07埖25晩12:35

 

波士顿东方之声合唱团 精彩换装像“变脸”一样

海鹰 陈冬

 

   美国波士顿东方之声合唱团由61位合唱爱好者组成,其中60位是美籍华人。他们带着对故乡的眷恋之情用心歌唱,以《兰花花》、《跑马溜溜的山上》、《故乡之恋》等曲目参加了“混声合唱”组别的比赛,在台上演唱藏族民歌《故乡之恋》时,很多团员都激动地流泪了。东方之声合唱团指挥乔万均介绍说,这是该团第四次参加国际性的合唱大赛,波士顿的多家报纸对此相继进行了报道,还开辟了《相约厦门》的专栏。 赛场上,选手们像“变脸”一样在场上巧妙地更换着服装,一会儿是“兰花花”的造型,一会儿又变成了鲜艳的红条纹服饰。合唱团成员告诉记者,在美国要设计制作中国民族风格的服装可不是一件容易的事,“我们花了很多时间到各个布店去找合适的布料,然后自己动手缝制。”   史帝文斯先生是该团惟一的地道美国人,唱起中文歌来却一点也不含糊,原来,他是位“中国女婿”,还和太太在北京住了几年呢。

   
           

           
   

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Idaho International Choral Festival ends on high note

By Joy S. Morrison - Journal Community Editor

 

   POCATELLO - Call it unbelievable!

   Some 350 singers of all ages representing eight nations came together on the stage of the Holt Arena Saturday in what businessman Arlo Luke called "a miracle of international friendship."

   This on-stage appearance of all the participants was the concluding number of the Gala Concert of the fourth Idaho International Choral Festival. William "Bill" Wiench, ISU coordinator, estimated there were about 3,000 in the audience, by far the largest crowd to attend this concert since the festival started in 1998. He also said there were 400 people at a concert on the ISU Quad given by Moscow Nights and Golden Girls and the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Choir. The festival is planned every two years.  Read More...

   
           
     

 

   
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