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Chinese Community Center of Capital District of New York

CCC Chorus 2017 Spring Concert - Music Without Boundaries 音樂無國界

Chorus Group

Our Songs, Our Stories - 华社合唱团简介

The Chinese Community Center Chorus (CCC Chorus) was founded in 1976 under the auspices of Chinese Community Center, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and supporting the appreciation of Chinese cultural heritage in the Capital District.  Our chorus was initiated by a few amateur singers with a desire for individual musical enrichment and community cultural activities. It is the longest performing group in CCC.  We have represented CCC and brought musical enjoyment at charity functions, corporate events and international festivals. We have performed in many venues throughout the area, including a 1989 joint concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with other Chinese choruses in the northeast states, and a 2011 MoHu (Mohawk Hudson Art Festival) performance at Schenectady’s Proctors Theater with eight other Community Choruses in the Capital District.

The CCC Chorus performs a wide variety of music including Chinese classics, traditional as well as popular pieces. In our 40 years together, we have accumulated a music library of more than one hundred selections, with numerous folk songs from the many regions of China. Our chorus is open to the public, and no formal training is necessary to sing with us--simply a desire to learn vocal arts in Chinese music, and a dedication to community service.  

If you share the same love for singing and feel like joining us, please contact the director Dan Yang  楊丹(yangd1980@yahoo.com) or the conductor Lucia Nyeu林慈(lintzih@gmail.com).

Check our Facebook for recent events and more information: https://www.facebook.com/CCC-Chorus-394405524240835/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

岁月如歌, 以歌会友 - 华社合唱团欢迎你

七十年代初, 一群来到纽约首府地区读书成家立业的华人, 为了延续文化承传, 成立了华社中文学校。紧接着, 为了弥补异地思乡的缺憾, 于一九七六年成立了华社合唱团。创始之初, 只是几个好友家庭的聚会。四十多年过去, 华社各个团体中,除中文学校, 合唱团是历史最悠久, 活动最多, 也最热闹的团体。

这么多年来, 除暑假之外, 每两周一次的排练, 一直是弦歌不辍。我们学过一百二十多首中外歌曲, 代表华社出席过无数次节庆典礼, 走进许多养老院, 做唱歌的义工。我们也肩负介绍中华文化的使命, 积极参加社区文化交流活动。一九八九年, 我们和美东各地华人合唱团联合在纽约市林肯中心举行了一场盛大的 联合 音乐会。 二零一一年的Mohawk Hudson Art Festival, Schenectady Proctors Theater 与首府地区八个合唱团体一起上台。从此Tri-City的音乐界, 也知晓此地有个略具规模的华人合唱团体。 二零一六年五月, 我们举行了一次四十周年纪念演唱会, 给过去如歌的岁月, 添加了新的一章。

刚成立时, 十几个团员没有一个是音乐专业的, 也缺乏发音的基本训练。伴奏, 指挥, 都是半路出家, 歌谱来源也寥寥可数。随着音乐教育的普及, 我们的歌唱水准也逐渐提高。现在, 我们有了高水准的 常任 专业钢琴伴奏, 有教授级的指挥来指导。同时, 五湖四海的华人世界里, 也逐渐出现新一代专注于独具中国韵味合唱歌曲的作曲家, 我们的曲目也变得丰富而精緻。    

在歌声不断的岁月里, 我们用歌声结交心灵之友, 在音乐的领域里更上层楼。不知不觉中, 来自家乡的音韵, 谱成新乡的曲调, 一点一滴丰富了我们的精神生活。团员们虽有聚散离合, 老团员也己苍颜白发, 但是我们始终有年青的朋友加入。既有志于以歌会友, 就无分老少地域, 只要歌声响起, 我们就乐以忘忧。

如果你热爱唱歌,如果你希望提高歌唱技巧和音乐素养, 华社合唱团欢迎你。如果你希望丰富你的业余文化生活, 如果你希望结交新朋友, 华社合唱团热情期待你的加入, 这里有展示你自己的舞台。四个声部的歌唱爱好者都欢迎,特别欢迎男生加入。  

要了解更多信息包括最近音乐会时间地点, 请访问我们的 Facebook网页: https://www.facebook.com/CCC-Chorus-394405524240835/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel   

有意愿者请联系: 楊丹(Yang Dan, yangd1980@yahoo.com), 或林慈(Lucia Nyeu, lintzih@gmail.com)