Around 120 guests, staff and students indulged in the “Bach and His Choral Legacy – The Hong Kong Bach Chamber Choir” music performance on 9 March, which was the first Concerts@Lingnan event held at the Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery.
The renowned Hong Kong Bach Chamber Choir brought us a wonderful concert with the classical choral music composed by J.S. Bach. With the Choir’s finest chamber music and capella skills, it highlighted Bach’s motet Jesu, meine Freude along with a wide range of pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Music Director and Conductor, Dr Jerome Hoberman shared the backgrounds and stories of different pieces with the audience during the concert which revealed the huge influence of Bach’s music.
During the intermission, Prof Sophia Law Suk-mun, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, shared the idea of holding the music event inside the art gallery, when the audience was surrounded by different art pieces – such as ceramics and paintings – being showcased in the “Come in please! - Art Exhibition”. This music event successfully presented the two art forms in perfect harmony and demonstrated the essence of the liberal arts tradition.