• 10 May x 10 Years: A French Celebration

    10 May, 2017 at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    The Learners Orchestra

  • Lux Aeterna

    January 15, 2017 at Ward Memorial Methodist Church
    The Learners Orchestra

  • Mozart Great Mass in C minor

    September 16, 2016 at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
    The Learners Orchestra

  • Around the World in 80 Minutes

    London Debut
    July 24, 2016 at St John’s Smith Square, London

  • Songs of Praise - in Voces Multi

    January 17, 2016 at The Church of Christ in China Mongkok Church
    The Learners Orchestra

  • La Musica Sacra Italiana

    July 31, 2015 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
    The Learners Orchestra
    Hong Kong University Students’ Union Choir
    The Hong Kong Children’s Choir Chamber Youth
    Wa Ying College Choir

  • Ein Deutsches Requiem

    August 22, 2014 at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
    The Learners Orchestra

Interested to join us?  Sign up for an audition and we will get in touch when we recruit new singers for future performances!

UC Conductors Through the Ages

The Learners Chorus is turning 40 in 2019!

Learners was founded by former members of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union Choir in 1979. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, four former conductors from different generations of the Union Choir (including our founding conductor Andrew Chan) will conduct alongside our Music Director Apollo Wong.

Join us in the first concert of the Learners Chorus 40th Anniversary Concert Series!

A Bicentennial Celebration: Gounod St. Cecilia Mass

This September we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Gounod at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall!

Come hear us sing (1) his “St Cecilia Mass”, alongside with soprano Yuki Ip, tenor Jasper Sung and bass Albert Lim; as well as (2) “Symphony of Psalms” by Igor Stravinsky and (3) “Missa Rigensis” by Ugis Praulins.

Tickets now available at all Urbtix outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

Proceeds, after deducting necessary expenses, will be donated to Hong Kong Christian Council’s “School Building Project in Myanmar” to build the Kyawt Ogh Village School.

Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir

Come hear us perform Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir in our performance cum workshop on June 2, 2018!

Ticketing and donation enquiries: 92346057
Email: learnershk@gmail.com
Website: www.learners.org.hk

Donations will be made to the Hong Kong Christian Council’s “School Building Project in Myanmar” to build the Kyawt Ogh Village School.

Performances in 2019

  • Concert

    April 12, 2019 (Friday)
    Methodist International Church

    Featuring excerpts from Handel’s Messiah

  • Concert with the Learners Orchestra

    June 29, 2019 (Saturday)
    HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA

    The Learners Orchestra

    conducted by Apollo Wong

  • Concert with The Learners Orchestra

    November 18, 2019 (Monday)
    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

    The Learners Orchestra

    conducted by Apollo Wong

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