The Hong Kong Inter-School Choral Festival 2023
Dates: Jan – July 2023
Venue: Hotel Stage, SAGE Chan Dang Centre for Active Ageing, Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium, The Hong Kong Children’s Choir (West Kowloon Centre), The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Entering its sixth year in 2023, HKICF has a number of new features this year, including the first two year-round programmes: the School Choir Incubator Programme and the Hong Kong Inter-School Choir. The former allows music teachers to receive year-round support and bring what they have learned back to their own school choirs, so as to further propel students’ passion for choral singing. The latter aims to cultivate future choral singing student leaders who can lead with confidence.
We also held for the first time Mass School Choir Masterclasses, the Teachers’ Choir and a Showcase Concert. It was also our first time inviting an overseas “Guest Choir of the year” to have cultural and intellectual exchanges with Hong Kong students as part of the Choral Festival.
In the second half of the academic year, HKICF had first collaborated with a local charity orgranisation for the Virtual Choir Project. By participating in this project, students had the chance to learn more about the needs of different social groups while spreading the message of love and promoting social integration through their lovely singing.
This year, more than 12,000 students and around 400 teachers from more than 180 primary and secondary schools have participated in various programmes of HKICF.