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Northern Girl Folk Song Choir of Shenyang Conservatory of Music finishes the recording of CCTV Spring Festival Chorus Gala
80 students of Shenyang Conservatory of Music sang at CCTV
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-12-27 16:54

Recently, Northern Girl Folk Song Choir of Shenyang Conservatory of Music went to Beijing on the invitation of CCTV to attend the recording of 2019 Spring Festival Chorus Gala. 80 members of the chorus have finished the recording of A Praise to Red-plum, Cordate Telosma, Love for Snow and other 2 songs. The performance will be shown at CCTV Music Channel during Spring Festival of 2019.

Honored as "the most beautiful and harmonious sound of the world"

Yang Lijun, director of National Vocal Music Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music and chief of Northern Girl Folk Song Chorus, said:" We are a featured chorus and has considerable influence. The members of our chorus are all the excellent students of National Vocal Music Department. We once invited national first-grade conductor Cao Ding, Hong Xia, Zhu Xing, Wang Yan and other famous conductors to be our conductor. The performing form of our chorus is very lively. It combines chorus, performing and dancing together. Most of the songs we choose are the folk songs of Northeast China and other places. The performance of our chorus is of distinct feature, elegant and interesting. The singers of our chorus are young and pretty."

Reporter learned that Northern Girl Folk Song Chorus of Shenyang Conservatory of Music has been making all effort to explore and practice on stage in the past a few years. In the 14th CCTV National Young Singers' Contest Chorus Competition held in June, 2010, it won the first place of Bronze Award and was honored as "the most beautiful and harmonious sound of the world". The chorus won Gold Medal of adult group in the 1st Liaoning Province Musician Association Award Chorus Competition in 2013.The chorus attended the tens of large scale performances including large scale oratorio Green Hill Cannot Be Covered, "Glorious Flowers in Spring and Solid Fruits in Autumn" National Grand Theater Showcase of Art Institute of Higher Learning, "Splendid Golden Autumn" Liaoning Grand Theater Folk Music · Folk Song Chorus Symposium, opening ceremony of the 15th CCTV National Young Singers' Contest, Flowers in May National Art Performance for University Students, and CCTV Music Channel "Music among Green Mountains" Tomb Sweeping Day Concert. They took part in the opera Sparks of Fire from 2015, gave performances at National Grand Theater, universities and troops and were highly praised. In 2017, they attended the recording of Public Music Class of CCTV Music Channel. In 2018, they attended the recording of Songs and Smile of CCTV Music Channel.

Let featured national music chorus go to the world

Northern Girl Folk Song Chorus of Shenyang Conservatory of Music was founded in 2009. The teaching group of national music department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music is formed up by vigorous young teachers and famous singers and educators who are high in academic standard, strong in artistic practice ability, and rich in teaching experience.

Spring Festival Chorus Gala is a chorus music program forged by CCTV Music Channel. In 2019, Spring Festival Chorus Gala will combine famous singers and mass chorus together and integrate singing and dancing to chorus, which will greatly enrich the performing form.

The students of Northern Girl Folk Song Chorus started careful preparation and intense rehearsals as soon as they received the invitation of CCTV. Teachers and students of national music department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music fulfilled event planning, transportation arrangement and accommodation arrangement. They are well organized and take action in order. The costume, make-up, headwear and theatrical property used in this recording are all designed and made by the students of the chorus.

Yang Lijun said as a fresh troop who is active on the stage, Northern Girl Folk Song Chorus will devote all to carry forward the excellent national music and culture of China, manifest the beauty and devote all to make chorus art which has Chinese national music characteristic stand in the world of music and art.

Reporter Yang Bo and Li Hao

Editor: zfw05