September 23, 2017 (Saturday), 8 p.m.
Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall


Symphony No.2 Lobgesang (Mendelssohn)
Credo for piano, chorus & orchestra (Pärt)
Northern Lights (Ešenvalds)
Hail, Queen of Heaven (Dubra)
Unicornis Captivatur  (Gjeilo)


Warren Lee, Piano
Sandy Leung, Soprano
Carol Lin, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Suk, Tenor

Guest Performers

Hong Kong University Students’ Union Choir

The Learners Chorus
The Learners Orchestra

Conducted by: Apollo Wong


$500, $240, $180, $90, $10

Proceeds, after deducting necessary expenses, was donated to Hong Kong Christian Council’s “School Building Project in Myanmar” to build a middle school for Mayangone Primary School graduates.

Northern Lights by Valerie

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