INTERNATIONALLY SUCCESSFUL YOUTH CHOIR
Conductor: Hu Manxue
Regarded as a choir of national excellence in China, Shenzhen Lily Choir was founded in 1997 and comprises of 7-11 year old girls from Shenzhen Senior High School. Led by conductor is Hu Manxue, the choir has been described as clear, bright, penetrating, warm and colourful.
Shenzhen Lily Choir performs more than 20 concerts each year, featuring both traditional and international famous pieces, as well as premieres of specially commissioned works from internationally recognised composers.
The ensemble has received numerous international awards, including Grand Prix at the 8th World Choir Games, grand champion at the 5th International Johannes-Brahms Choir Festival & Competition in Germany, and 1st place children’s choir at the 36th Tolosa International Choral Festival in Spain.
Over the past 22 years the choir has toured extensively to the USA, Australia, Canada, Austria, Korea, the UK, Spain, Germany, Serbia, Latvia, North Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Zhengzhou.
“As Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, it was our honor to host this choir at our Eastern Region ACDA Conference in 2016. The performance was stunning, and represents the highest possible level of choral performance.” – Tim Sharp (ACDA, Executive Director)
This will be Shenzhen Lily Choir’s first visit to New Zealand and the ensemble is looking forward to providing delegates and audiences with an exceptional demonstration of their choral work. The members are eager to share and exchange music with choirs from all over the world at WSCM2020.