The Learners Chorus
The Learners Chorus was founded in 1979 by former members of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Choir. In addition to hosting choral concerts and large-scale concerts with The Learners Orchestra, Learners has also given guest performances both within and outside Hong Kong. Recent appearances include Britten’s War Requiem with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and its Chorus under the baton of the late Maestro Lorin Maazel; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” at the Hong Kong-Vienna Music Festival; “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” and “National Geographic: Symphony for Our World”, both with the Macao Orchestra; and “Los Angeles International Choir Festival” and “Verdi Requiem” with Dream Orchestra of Los Angeles. Net ticket proceeds of its fundraising concerts were donated to charitable organisations for installing water cellars, rebuilding schools and sponsoring scholarships, among other causes.