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1/12/2022 - 4/12/2022
Tai Kwun


Christmas is a time of giving and in Tai Kwun’s Parade Ground the entire month of December celebrates the joy of giving, opening on 1st December with one of life’s greatest joys – the Gift of Music. Conductor Sanders Lau has hand-picked the finest professional choristers in Hong Kong to establish NOĒMA - a superb new vocal ensemble which has already asserted its musical identity with its impressive inaugural concerts and has already become a shining star in Hong Kong’s musical scene.

The Gift of Music is a free and festive concert of uplifting music from the baroque era by Handel, Corelli and Vivaldi performed side-by-side with exquisite 20th Century choral scores culminating in the beguiling Shaker song Simple Gifts – the theme and the sincere sentiment which embrace the entire month of free outdoor performances like a great big ribbon tied up in a bow.







Handel | Athalia, HWV 52: Overture

Vivaldi | Gloria, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo

Handel | Messiah, HWV 56: Lift up your heads, O ye gates

Handel | Hercules, HWV 60: Crown with festal pomp the day

Corelli | Christmas’ Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8: III. Adagio - Allegro – Adagio

Handel | L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: Or let the merry bells ring round

Vaughan Williams | Mass in G minor: Sanctus

Handel | Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God

Vivaldi | Gloria, RV 589: X. Quoniam tu solus sanctus & XI. Cum sancto Spiritu

Traditional | Simple Gifts (arr. Joseph Ho)


Conductor: Sanders Lau




Angela Yiu

Wing-sum Chung

Dominique Chan

Rachel Kwok


Ruth Lau

Heilam Tsui

Grace Chiang

Margaret Sang


Kenny Lam

Harold Chan

Carmel Tse

Justin Li


Wai-ki Wun

Yik-long Lau

Wilcox Leung

Tsz-wing Chan

Violin I

Kitty Cheung

Terence Lam

Justin Ho

Violin II

Chik Yiuting

Mark Hui

Edward Wong


Caleb Wong

Ingrid Fong


Cheng Yanho

Vincent Leung*


Evette Chiu


Carol Chan


Fung Ka Hing


Jonathan Yip

*Fellow of The Orchestra Academy Hong Kong, co-directed by HK Phil and HKAPA




NOĒMA is a chamber choir dedicated to advancing the city’s choral scene through the pursuit of performing at an unprecedented level of artistic excellence. The ensemble comprises some of Hong Kong’s finest choral musicians under the dynamic leadership of its Artistic Director and founder Sanders Lau. It gave its pilot performance in June 2022 at Tai Kwun to great critical acclaims, and was then invited by HKU MUSE to give its Inaugural Concert at HKU Grand Hall in October 2022.

The group’s ethos is ruled by a determination to apply ideals of rhetoric, the art of persuasion, to its singing through always exploring and exploiting the expressive means in every piece in its repertoire, from Renaissance polyphony to newly commissioned works. 

In classical Greek rhetoric, noēma (νόημα) means ‘the content of thought’, which arises when a certain utterance reveals more than what is expressed literally. In the 17th century, Renaissance theorist Joachim Burmeister borrowed the term and coined it as a musical-rhetorical figure. According to him, the figure noēma denotes the homophonic declamation of text together in all the voices, and has ‘a sweetly stimulating and astonishingly soothing effect on the ears and spirit’.

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Date1/12/2022 - 4/12/2022
Time22:00 - 14:00

Tai Kwun

Parade Ground

10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island

Central and Western

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Tai Kwun
Tai Kwun is the Centre for Heritage and Arts, a place of inspiration, stimulation and enjoyment for all Hong Kong people. Tai Kwun aspires to offer the best heritage and arts experiences, and to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, performing arts and history in the community.
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