About the East West Gala Chorus
A non-profit organisation, East-West Gala Chorus was founded by Annie Pang in 2015. We meet regularly to explore repertoire both familiar and unusual and to build vocal skills which compliment your own choral commitments. We hold ensemble training sessions in informal learning sessions in Central London.
Come and join the East-West Gala Chorus to work with Mark Oldfield, our resident Vocal Coach. Singers with a music or choral background are welcome.
Initially set up to perform opera choruses in a charity gala for the Lord Mayor of the City of London, we have sung in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew and European languages at *the Fishmongers’ Hall in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal * the Company of Mercers’ Chapel * China Exchange Cultural Centre * St Thomas’ and Guys’ Hospital Chapels*
COME AND SING WITH US
New singers are always welcome to join in our exciting journey of music making.
A variety of pieces will include works beyond the standard choral repertoire written for the EWGC, works introduced in our past workshops and repertoire which will support of vocal training.
Examples of Past and Current Repertoire: The Wide Ocean/ Descendants of the Dragon [大海/ 龍的傳人]- (‘Da Hai / Loong Di Chuan Ren’)
Chinese Medley (arr. Samuel Louis 劉曉桐for East-West Gala Chorus)
Yuet Gwong Gwong [月光光] – Traditional Cantonese Moon Lullaby arr. Sarah Hudson
Moon over the Ruined Castle (Traditional Japanese)
Farewell by the Pavilion Wall by Lee Suk Tong 1908 (origin – John Pond Ordway) [長亭送別- 李叔同] (Chinese, arr. Samuel Louis 劉曉桐for East-West Gala Chorus)
Colourful Clouds Chasing the Silver Moon [彩雲追月](Traditional Chinese)
Five Negro Spirituals – Michael Tippett
Little Jazz Mass – Bob Chilcott
Misa Criolla – Ariel Ramirez
We have sung works in Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian and Slovakian as well as standard and contemporary western repertoire.
A subscription will be payable in advance to cover costs (excluding music). Details on application.
EastWestGalaChorus.com (A not-for-profit organisation)
Founder: ANNIE W PANG
Vocal coach: MARK OLDFIELD vocalcraftwork.com
Music Director: Sarah Hudson