The Learners Chorus

Genre
choral
Location
Hong Kong
About
http://www.learners.org.hk
The Learners Chorus was founded in 1979 by former members of the HKU Students’ Union Choir. Recent major performances include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony Nos. 2 and 8, Rachmaninov’s The Bells, Rutter’s Mass of the Children, and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. In 2013 and 2014, Learners performed Britten’s War Requiem with HK Phil and its Chorus under the late Maestro Lorin Maazel, and to celebrate Hong Kong Cultural Centre’s 25th anniversary, respectively.

Learners is devoted to promoting music among youth. Students are often invited to sing with the Chorus or play in the Learners Orchestra alongside professional musicians. Young choir members are offered the chance to conduct the Chorus. Student members receive sponsored vocal training by our Music Director. Young musicians also give guest performances in our concerts. Over 5,000 students have benefited from our Student Ticket Sponsorship Programme, which aims to extend music appreciation opportunities to the younger generation.

Active in community and charitable work, Learners also gave performances at elderly homes, disabled homes and sheltered workshops. Net ticket proceeds of fundraising concerts were donated to charitable organisations for installing water cellars, rebuilding collapsed schools and sponsoring high school scholarships in China, among other causes.

By cultivating youth education through the aforesaid means, Learners strives to abide by its name in a fuller sense.


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Past Gigs

LC40 - UC Conductors Through the Ages

27 Jan 2019 (Sun) 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Venue: 
Ward Memorial Methodist Church
54 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

A Bicentennial Celebration: Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass

30 Sep 2018 (Sun) 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: 
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong, Central, 愛丁堡 廣場5號