Music Director: Felix Yeung
Resident Conductor: Sanders Lau

音樂總監:  楊欣諾
駐團指揮:  劉卓熙

The high-standard, refined musicking by the Hong Kong choir Die Konzertisten is surprising and gratifying…[they] deliver the music with a perfectly blended voice, natural phrasings and utmost devotions.
— Dennis Wu

 

Soon celebrating its 10th anniversary, Die Konzertisten (DK) is recognised as one of Hong Kong’s foremost chamber choirs. Led by Music Director Felix Yeung and Resident Conductor Sanders Lau, DK performs with the greatest commitment repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony and Baroque masterpieces, to Romantic delicacies and newly commissioned works by composers in the region.

DK aims to bring the finest of artistic experiences to local audiences. The choir regularly brings in internationally renowned musical leaders, including conductors Helmuth Rilling (Bach’s Mass in B minor), Stephen Layton (Mozart’s Requiem), Jonathan Cohen (Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt), John Butt (Bach’s St John Passion), Nicholas Cleobury (Rutter’s Requiem, Chilcott's Requiem), Chen Yun-hung (contemporary works by Chinese composers), tenor Samuel Boden, and countertenor Iestyn Davies (Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater).

The choir’s artistic accomplishments have led to invitations of collaboration from eminent artists and organisations local and abroad.  DK will be featured in two programmes of the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival, including the Finale performance, in which members of the choir will sing alongside the world famous Estonian National Male Choir. DK has also appeared in many of the Hong Kong Arts Festival’s previous programmes, most notably as the chorus of the 45th Festival Finale performance Dream of Red Chamber earlier this year. DK has also appeared in two of the Festival’s PLUS programmes in 2016, and a series of concerts in celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary in 2013. The choir was also featured for four consecutive years in the broadcasted RTHK 4 Christmas in the Park concert. Hong Kong Composers’ Guild invited the choir to perform in its Musicarama Festival (2012, 2016) and Chinese Composers’ Festival (2013). Performances with Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Faure’s Requiem) and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra (Karl Jenkins’s Requiem) in 2012 were both critically acclaimed. In 2015, DK was invited by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to perform at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore.

A keen advocate of Baroque music, DK joined hand with Early Music Society of Hong Kong in forming the first-ever local Baroque Orchestra, Cammer Musicus. The two groups have since performed together on Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion, and the Bach Pilgrimage Series, which featured a number of Bach Cantatas according to the liturgical calendar. Under the baton of its own Felix Yeung, DK has previously performed J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion with an all-local cast of soloists, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with period instrument ensemble of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Professor Lo King-man as director. DK also ardently supports local young musicians through its Apprentice Scheme and Young Talents Series.


本地合唱團 Die Konzertisten精煉的演出令人驚艷…[他們]的聲音完美調和,自然地表達樂句,而且極致投入其中。
— 胡銘堯

成立於2008年,Die Konzertisten (DK)  現為香港最優秀的室內合唱團之一。在音樂總監楊欣諾及駐團指揮劉卓熙的領導下,DK積極演出各個時期的曲目。由文藝復興複調音樂、巴洛克鉅作、浪漫派精萃,以致全新委約的現代作品 。
 
DK定期邀請國際知名音樂家來港合作,務求為本地觀眾帶來最頂尖的演出。歷年來包括指揮家: 利靈(巴赫《B小調彌撒曲》)、萊頓(莫扎特《安魂曲》)、高恩(韓德爾《以色列人在埃及》及《彌賽亞》)、畢特(巴赫《聖約翰受難曲》)、高貝利(瑞特、契爾考特《安魂曲》)、陳雲紅(當代華人合唱作品)、男高音保頓;以及假聲男高音戴維士(伯恩斯坦《奇切斯特詩篇》,佩高萊斯《聖母悼歌》)。

合唱團的高水平往績亦為之帶來不少邀請。DK將參與演出第46屆香港藝術節的兩場節目,當中包括在閉幕節目中與愛沙尼亞國家男聲合唱團同台演出。DK過往亦曾多次在香港藝術節中亮相,今年三月更在第45屆藝術節的閉幕節目歌劇《紅樓夢》中擔任合唱 ;其他藝術節演出包括在2016年兩場「加料節目」中擔綱,以及2013年為慶祝作曲家布列頓誕辰100週年所舉行的《布列頓100》專場音樂會系列。香港電台第四台曾一連四年邀請DK於其《聖誕園林音樂會》中演唱,音樂會其後於電視及電台轉播。其他邀約包括:香港作曲家聯會《華人作曲家音樂節2013》及《音樂新文化2012》、香港小交響樂團(佛瑞《安魂曲》),及香港城市室樂團(詹金斯《安魂曲》)。2015二月,DK獲香港經濟貿易辦事處邀,於新加坡維多利亞劇院演出。

DK一直致力推廣巴洛克音樂,更與香港早期音樂協會合作,成立本地第一隊巴洛克樂團Cammer Musicus,並且合作演出過韓德爾《彌賽亞》及巴赫《聖約翰受難曲》。兩團亦合作推出《樂旅巴赫系列》,根據教會節期演出多套巴赫清唱劇。以往在楊欣諾棒下,DK曾演出巴赫《聖馬太受難曲》(全本地歌唱家陣容)、布克斯特胡德《耶穌的軀體》(聯同香港演藝學院早期音樂小組),以及浦賽爾歌劇《狄多與阿尼亞斯》(由盧景文教授執導)。DK 透過音樂新秀系列及學徒計劃,熱心支持本地年青音樂家。