Introduction

 

  Easter Cantata 

    

A Chinese Symphonic Oratorio Masterpiece 
 

Praise to Life

 

Lyrics by Rev. Dr. Samuel Tang

Music by An-lun Huang Op.38 1985

 

Music CD | 60 Min.

China Soul for Christ Foundation  Copyright 2018

 

The artistic height of Easter Cantata makes Anlun Huang a world class composer. In the history of Chinese professional music creation for over a hundred years, the word "great" can finally be attributed!

 

Each singer of the chorus communicates with God sincerely and resonates with the peaceful soul, forming a powerful energy. What a masterpiece!

 

As if seeing Beethoven at work, listening to Easter Cantata freed me from the pain of a profound sense that "China has no contribution to the world's mainstream music." I really feel "Chinese music has stood up!"

 

-- Choir Members

 

 

An-lun Huang         

Graduated from Yale in 1986, a Canadian–Chinese composer, An-lun Huang’s compositions have been widely performed and warmly received globally.  “His accomplishments rival masters in the West” and “reflect the great country of China.” Many of his works are based on the Christian faith. They have filled the void of the Chinese Sacred Music.

 

Rev. Dr. Samuel Tang

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Old Testament theologian, consultant of United World Sacred Music, Dean of the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, with 135 books, he was regarded as the most productive theologian of contemporary Chinese.

 

Xu Dongxiao

Graduated from the Hochschule fuer Musik “Hanns Eislei”, Berlin, Maestro Xu Dongxiao is a well-known conductor and trombone player in China. He is the resident conductor of China National Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the music director of Qingdao Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Leading Singers from The China National Symphony Orchestra

Mezzo-soprano Yingluo Xu

Soprano soloist Yuan yuan Huo

Bass soloist Pei Lei

Tenor soloist Yulong Zhao

 

Lanzhou Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1973, the Orchestra is headed by Su Xiaolin, Vice President of Gansu Literary Federation. Zhang Yi, as the chief conductor, cooperating with outstanding conductors and musicians such as Zheng Xiaoyin and Youyou Ma, has performed with the Chinese Symphony Orchestra and the Central Ballet Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, National Grand Theatre, and Shanghai Concert Hall. 

 

Lanzhou Concert Hall Choir

Founded in 2017, the first professional choir in Gansu with 83 members from music institutes in China. It is led by a strong team of accomplished professionals: Su Xiaolin as the artistic director, Ma Yuan the head, Chen Bing the music director, Mr. Li Huaizi the artistic consultant, Hu Weimin the vocal music guide, and Dou Tiemin and Xu Yun principal conductors. Puccini’s opera La Bohème was performed at the invitation of Italy Mediterranean Music Festival---Taormina Opera Festival and was broadcasted live by 680 cinemas across Europe. Its performances also include Puccini's classic opera Turandot, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Ode to Joy and Chinese classic Flying to the Moon.

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