Caleb Woo 胡永正
Recently Caleb gave recitals performing R.V.Williams’s Songs of Travel, Brahms’s Vier Ernste Gesänge and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. He also was granted chances to perform many Bach vocal works, such as St John Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, B minor Mass, Cantata 4, 6, 21, 22, 30, 38, 47, 62, 70, 78, 80, 82, 94, 102, 131, 139, 147, 158 and 211 in these few years, which brought him to perform under the baton of John Butt, David Chin, Felix Yeung and Felix Shuen which enhanced his understanding of early music. Caleb also performs actively in Oratorio such as Handel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Hadyn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul’s and Elijah, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem which brought Caleb to collaborate with Christopher Seaman, Helmuth Reiling, Paul Goodwin, William Weinert, Johnathan Cohen, Jahja Ling, Lio Kuokman and Yip Wing-sie. Caleb also participates in Opera productions, such as original Operas composed by Chan Hin-yan, the Heart of Coral and Datong which were commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival as well as Operas produced by Opera Hong Kong, Hong Kong City Opera, Musica Viva, Pop up Production, putting up La Traviata, Orphee aux enfers, La Bohéme and to name a few.
Caleb graduated with the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. Caleb holds degrees from the Hong Kong Baptist University including the Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy in 2006 with first class honor as well as the Social Science degree in China-Studies in 2003. Master of Arts degree in Christian Studies from the Chung-Chi Divinity School, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. ATCL diploma and LRSM diploma in 2005 and 2009 respectively. His voice teachers include Prof. Robert McIver, Mr. Jimmy Chan and Mr. Sanson Lau.
Now serving as the Music director of Tuen Mun Alliance Church and Voice Instructor at Music Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Qin Music. He is also serving as a Co-ordinator of Ensemble Music Ministries in the Hong Kong Baptist University. Elected as a Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) devoting himself into promoting healthy vocalism and the ability appreciating the beauty of voice as creation.