Music Office Youth Choir
The Music Office Youth Choir was established in 1980. With a repertoire that spans from sacred to secular, classical to popular, and Chinese to Western, the Choir has performed regularly in local concerts and collaborated with many visiting music groups, among which are the Kagoshima Senior High School Choir and Prunus Female Choir from Japan, College of Saint Benedict-Saint John’s University Choral Arts Ensemble and Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra from USA, The Chieftains from Ireland and the reputed Bach Choir from UK.
Embarking on its first overseas tour to Malaysia and Singapore in 1997, the Music Office Youth Choir next visited Kagoshima, Japan in 2002, where their performances under the auspices of the Kagoshima Prefectural Government were met with critical acclaim. The Choir has since participated in three overseas choral festivals, with encouraging results attained in each: two Gold Diplomas and a Category Winner and Jury Award each at the 2009 A Voyage of Songs International Choral Festival held in Penang; two Gold Diplomas and a Category Winner Award at the 2014 Sing n Joy Vienna - 29th International Schubert Choir Competition and three Gold Awards and two Category Winner Awards at the 2016 Singapore International Choral Festival.
With a total of 80 members between the age of 15 and 25, the Music Office Youth Choir is trained and managed by Dr. Angelina Au and Josie Yau. Recruitment is held annually through open audition.