Yat Po Singers (HK)

Yat Po Singers is the first professional a cappella choral theatre company in Hong Kong which focuses on developing original theatrical works. Rock Hard, the first original a cappella theatre production created by the company in 2008, received both popular and critical acclaim. In 2009, the work received Golden Sail Music Award in the Best Serious Music Composition category from the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH). The rerun of Rock Hard was presented as the closing event of Hong Kong 2010 International A Cappella Festival. The work was also selected to represent Hong Kong as the opening event of the Hong Kong cultural programmes at the Shanghai Expo 2010.

Three Co-Artistic Directors – composer Ng Cheuk Yin, choral director Patrick Chiu and stage director/designer Yuri Ng, and executive director administrator (honorary) Kathleen Ng, formed a solid team and founded Yat Po Singers in 2008. The Company’s artistic mission is to promote a cappella art form in Hong Kong, especially to young people, through original works by local artists which demonstrate innovative interaction between music and theatre. Having been nurtured by the Company’s productions and activities, such as rehearsals, workshops and public performances, young artists develop professional performing and teaching skills. The Company envisions itself as a general training platform that can promote and popularize arts education in the future.

In 2012, Yat Po Singers receives the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It facilitates Yat Po Singers’ innovative ideas on new theatre productions, audience expansion, arts education and capacity development.





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