Tai Kwun Performing Arts Season: SPOTLIGHT

This Victoria Has No Secrets…For Now

Under ∞ Line

CONG X ROMER: String QuartetS Recital

Virtuosity: A Solo Violin Recital by Patrick Yim

This Victoria Has No Secrets…For Now

Unfolding Images: We Are Spectacle(s)

Date & Time

16 - 18 Apr, 2021 16.04.2021 | 6pm
17-18.04.2021 | 3pm & 6pm

Location

Parade Ground

Price

Free of charge

General

Produced by

Yat Po Singers, Hong Kong’s first and leading a cappella choral theatre company, presents “This Victoria Has No Secrets”, a musical journey of nostalgia and hope inspired by the iconic Victoria Harbour. Famous for its world-renowned skyline, the harbour also bears witness to Hong Kong’s transformation including the disappearance of Victoria City, a small island which Lord Palmerston denounced as a “barren rock” in 1841. The musical draws the audience together to reminisce on laughter and melancholy as shaped by events, experiences, perceptions and insight. Each of these memories, rooted in a locality, embroiders an album of our memories. Initially commissioned by Tai Kwun as the Opening Programme in 2018, the show by Yat Po Singers’ founding co-artistic directors Ng Cheuk Yin, Yuri Ng, Patrick Chiu and renowned lyricist Chris Shum earned rave reviews and acclaim. It enjoyed a rerun at the Hong Kong City Hall in 2019 with Anna Lo as choral director. Making its triumphant return to Tai Kwun in 2021 with an outdoor version, the production continues to blend historical fragments of the harbour including souvenirs, languages, folklore into a performance poignantly set against the backdrop of Tai Kwun, a significant landmark packed with over a century of history.

Creative Team

Produced by: Yat Po Singers

Performers: Raoul Chan, Dominique Chan, Margaret Cheung, Joseph Ho, Anna Lo, Ma Hin Yung, Ronald Tsang

Music Director / Composer: Ng Cheuk Yin

Director / Stage Designer: Yuri Ng*

Playwright / Lyricist: Chris Shum

Song Arranger: Ng Cheuk Yin, Anna Lo, Keith Wong

Choral Director: Anna Lo

Production Manager: Gloria Ngai

Sound Designer: Jonathan Lam

Prop & Set Designer: Isaac Wong

Make-up & hair Stylist / Coordinator: Jadeson Fu

Wardrobe Supervisor: Gauze Lam

*Appearance by kind permission of City Contemporary Dance Company

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Approximately 50mins without intermission
  • Performed in Cantonese with no surtitle
  • Registered participants shall sign in in-person 15 minutes before the event. Any unclaimed quota may be released to walk-in participants 5 minutes before the event. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
  • The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.


When It Goes Online...

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About Yat Po Singers

The first professional a cappella choral theatre company in Hong Kong. The founding Co-Artistic Directors are Patrick Chiu, Ng Cheuk Yin and Yuri Ng. Currently led by Ng Cheuk Yin as the Artistic Director, and Anna Lo as the Associate Artistic Director, the Company focuses on producing and developing original works in order to promote a cappella art and demonstrate the innovative interaction of music and theatre. Besides, the Company aims at enriching the arts scene particularly by nurturing young composers and artists, audience building and arts education.

The Company’s first a cappella theatre production Rock Hard received the CASH Golden Sail Music Award in the Best Serious Composition category from the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong in 2009. In 2015, the Company received the “Award for Arts Promotion” from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Another a cappella theatre work, Our Immortal Cantata (Re-run), was awarded “The Best Original Music & Lyrics”, “The Best Sound Design” and also one of “The Best Productions of the Year” by the 26th Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2017. In 2019, the Company’s collaboration with City Contemporary Dance Company Requiem HK was awarded the “Outstanding Large Venue Production”. In 2020, Love, Death, and Everything In-between, was awarded “The Best Lyrics” by the 29th Hong Kong Drama Awards.

Yat Po Singers is financially supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.


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