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Club Dinner – Music Appreciation: Hong Kong Grand Opera

Date: 22 Sep 2022 — 22 Sep 2022 | Venue: Dining Room

Music Appreciation: Hong Kong Grand Opera
Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:30pm – Doors Open
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Dinner
7pm – Address followed by music performance
First Floor
Join us for a special night of music appreciation at the FCC. The founder and the Chairman of Hong Kong Grand Opera Company Limited (HKGO) KL Wong 黃桂林 will share how the not-for-profit organisation incubates and nurtures local talent, as well as his experiences in the opera arena. Moderated by FCC Associate Member Governor Richard Winter. Three HKGO musicians will perform a special Autumn Equinox Programme after the address.

KL Wong 黃桂林 is a founder and the Chairman of Hong Kong Grand Opera Company Limited (HKGO). His primary roles are to set business strategy and standard of corporate governance, implement fundraising and assume responsibility for an oversight of the overall management of HKGO. He was a director of Opera Hong Kong from 2009 to 2018, and the Chairman from January 2018 to March 2019. During his tenure in Opera Hong Kong, he worked with Mr DJ Dong to get a major sponsorship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club to establish the first Jockey Club Opera Hong Kong Young Artist Development Programme 2016-19, being the first ever programme to train and nurture local young vocal talents.

Gloria Chan 陳嫣怡 obtained her Master of Music in Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with scholarship. She performed operatic roles including Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Second Woman and First Witch in Dido & Aeneas respectively. Gloria was the top prize winner of the Ambache Prize for the performance of music by women composers in the UK. Gloria also performed the soprano soloist in concerts, with repertoire such as Requiem by Faure, Mass in G by Schubert, Cantata BWV 4 and BWV 43 by J.S.Bach, etc.

Marcus Choy 蔡文燦 graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, he then attended the postgraduate Early Music singing studies programme at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands, whilst taking the harpsichord as his second studies. He made his operatic debut at the HKAPA with the role of Colin in Le Devin du Village by Rousseau. He has sung in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Bernstein’s Psalms. Marcus also sang in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Siena, Italy.

Ingrid Tsz-yan Chan 陳子欣 has performed at the Barbican Centre, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Stephen Walbrook, King’s College and Milton Court, London. Ingrid received her Bachelor of Music Degree from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was a recipient of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation scholarship for two consecutive years; she was also the champion of the Trinity London Music College of ATCL (Piano Recital) Group in the Second Asian Youth Music Competition. Ingrid was awarded a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music thereafter. Ingrid is currently the resident répétiteur of Musica Viva, under the Music Artistic Internship Scheme supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
This event is only for club members and their guests.
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  • Please be aware that the following government requirements must be followed by attendees: mandatory use of the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app and proof of vaccination (through a QR code or on paper). Those who do not follow these measures will not be admitted to the event and will not be refunded the event fee.
  • Each member can bring up to two guests for the above event.
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  • Please indicate your preference of dishes (fish, beef, vegetarian) when placing the booking.
  • No cancellations will be accepted after Noon on Monday, September 19, 2022.
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Club Dinner
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Tuna Tartare with Wasabi and Soy Mayo
Micro greens, quinoa chips, tomatoes and vinaigrette
Avocado Tartare with Citron Mayo (L)
Micro greens, quinoa chips, tomatoes and vinaigrette
Sparkling Wine : Zardetto Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry DOC N.V.
Peppercorn-crusted USDA Beef Short Rib
Ratatouille, broccoli, layered potatoes and gravy
Pan-fried Salmon Fillet
Cauliflower mimosa, sautéed spinach, boiled potatoes and pesto cream sauce
Vegetable Risotto (L)
White Wine: Cornerstone Sauvignon Blanc Chile
Red Wine: Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mapu Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule Valley Chile
Opera Cake with Berries
Coffee or Tea
(L) – Lacto-ovo Vegetarian      (V) – Vegan
*Please inform us if you have food allergies or intolerances*


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