The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus’ “I Wish I Knew How to Quit You“ Concert

CU Chorus 2021 Concert Leaflet

CU Chorus 2021 Concert Leaflet


13 Jun 2021


3 pm


Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall


The Chinese University of  Hong Kong Chorus
Music Director & Conductor: Leon Chu
Pianists: Fung Tik Man, Alexander Wong

Biography of Speaker:

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus
Music Director & Conductor: Leon Chu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chorus was founded in 1972 by a group of CUHK students. With Leon Chu as the current Music Director and Conductor, the Chorus presents a range of diversely-themed performances, making an influence to broaden the horizon of local choral music scene. The Chorus has constantly engaged in exchange activities with choirs in the mainland China and Southeast Asia, and in recent years the Chorus was also invited to various large-scale performances in local and overseas music festivals.

CU Chorus has been actively commissioning new works by Hong Kong composers, so as to develop a unique and local voice in Hong Kong choral music. In 2014, the Chorus released its first commercial album Spring Breeze Kisses My Face — The Choral Music of Jan Tien-hao on The Modern Audio label, to such popular acclaim that it is awarded as one of the Best Sales Releases (Classical and Operatic Works Recording) in the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award 2014.  CU Chorus released their second Album Sing Our Own Song in 2019, promoting Hong Kong Cantonese Choral Music.




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Event Details:

There are times people meet and part. Recollection of past memories leaves one at the deserted station named ‘Yesterdays’, waiting for a train that will never come. How can one move on? One is submerged in the sea of memories, wandering with hesitation.

Glorifying love seems to be the privilege among novelists and playwrights, while poets put the grievance of unrequited love in their poetry. In the forthcoming concert I Wish I Knew How to Quit You, CU Chorus will present a programme with choral settings of love poems across different centuries and regions, unfolding a spiritual journey along with the ultimate separation.



Claude Debussy:Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder!  


Claudio Monteverdi:Ohimè, se tanto amate 

Claudio Monteverdi:Sfogava con le stelle 

Claudio Monteverdi:A un giro sol 



Claudio Monteverdi:Anima mia, perdona / Che se tu 


Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune (piano solo)



Ēriks Ešenvalds:Only in Sleep 

Gabriel Fauré:Cantique de Jean Racine


For aged six or above


Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes without intermission

No admission for latecomers

Programme and artists are subject to change