Mass Choir 2023 Online Registration

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the Lord!

We are very grateful to have Ms. Teresa Cheung to conduct our 41st Annual Mass Choir Music Worship Service. This year we will be presenting Mozart Requiem. If you are a reborn Christian and are serving in your church music ministry, you are welcome to join us. Our rehearsal will commence from Sunday, September 10 and every Sunday thereafter (except for thanksgiving), 7:00 to 9:30 pm, at Toronto Chinese Methodist Church (8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough). The music worship service will be held on November 25 (Saturday), 4 pm at Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church.

Choir member online registration is now OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

If you need to purchase a music score, please register by August 15.

Registration will be closed once the capacity is reached. If you are planning to participate in this event, please register online at your earliest convenience.

About the Conductor
TERESA CHEUNG is in frequent demand for symphonic, choral, operatic and balletic productions throughout the United States, Canada and Hong Kong. Following an acclaimed 13-season tenure as Music Director of Pennsylvania’s Altoona Symphony Orchestra, she has been appointed Resident Conductor of the Endless Mountain Music Festival.
   Teresa Cheung’s recent engagements have found her on the podia of the Amarillo, American, Bakersfield, Chappaqua, Mid-Texas, Mobile, New Amsterdam (NYC), Phoenix, Portland, Stamford, Venice and Western Michigan symphony orchestras, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Rochester philharmonic orchestras, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn’s Regina Opera and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Additionally, she often appears as conductor for colleges and universities and with All State/All County orchestra festivals. She has also served as a conducting clinician for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ “Meet the Artist” program.
   Widely known for her creative concert programming, collaborative projects and community outreach initiatives, Teresa Cheung is also a passionate advocate for music education for all ages. During her tenure in Altoona, she created numerous outreach programs that engaged area children and high school musicians and choristers ballet companies and civic organizations. Under her leadership, the ASO also performed with university instrumental and choral ensembles from Penn State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Juniata College. Her vision of extending the Alltoona Symphony’s artistry and reputation beyond Central Pennsylvania led to the filming of Dvorák’s New World, an acclaimed joint-project with the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ Humanities on the Road program that was broadcast throughout Pennsylvania in December, 2011. Another highlight of Ms. Cheung’s novel interdisciplinary projects was the North American premiere of F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu on Halloween 2017, reuniting the original symphonic score of Hans Erdmann with the silent film in Berndt Heller’s reconstruction.
   Teresa Cheung began her career as Resident Conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, where she was also conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Evansville Philharmonic Chorus. Among her many artistic initiatives, she led the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra on its first international concert tour to Japan in 2002. Subsequently, she served as Resident Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor for the Bard Music Festival and SummerScape.
   A native of Hong Kong, Teresa Cheung received her Masters Degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music. She is also the recipient of the JoAnn Falletta Conducting Award for the most promising female conductors.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Mass Choir!

“Handel’s Messiah Sing-along” 2023

We are excited to announce the details of our next event – “Handel’s Messiah Sing-along”!


Conductor: Soong Hong Wong 黃頌康
Date: August 12, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Venue: Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1R 2T5

This event will be conducted in English and Cantonese.

Please register online at https://forms.gle/FSP9BNAh9kWDpqYk8.  

Please bring your own score if you have a copy (limited copies will be available to borrow).

About the Conductor
A native of Malaysia, Soong Hong Wong 黃頌康 is a conductor, pianist, and tenor. He served as the founder and music director of Grace Presbyterian Church in America, based in Rochester, New York, from 2022-2023. He also served as a resident conductor of the Malaysia Kajang Chinese Methodist Church (KCMC) Youth Choir (2016-2021) and has served as an interim conductor of the KCMC Church Choir (2021).

Soong Hong has conducted various ensembles at the Eastman School of Music during his graduate studies, including the Eastman Chorale, Eastman Repertory Singers, and Eastman Bach Ensemble. He has served as an advisor in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastman Chapter (2021-2023) to help guide the students with conducting suggestions and advice. He has conducted a wide variety of choral-instrumental works, including Schutz’s Verleih uns Frieden, Bach’s Cantatas no. 27 & 33, Handel’s Messiah, Telemann’s Psalm 117, Haydn’s Te Deum, Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas, to name a few.

As an enthusiastic chorister, Soong Hong has sung with multiple choral ensembles, including the Rochester professional chamber chorus Voices, the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church Rochester, the award-winning Malaysia Bach Festival Singers as well as Mendelssohnchor Malaysia. He has served as the president and advisor of the two premier choirs at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur. Under his leadership, the choirs won the Mixed-Voice Category Champion at the Choralympic Festival in Pyeongchang, South Korea; the Adult Choir Category Gold Award and the Grand Champion at the 10th International Choir Festival in Pattaya, Thailand; and the Silver Award at the 2018 Taiwan International Choral Competition. Additionally, the choirs have also performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Soong Hong’s primary conductor mentors are Dr. William Weinert and Dr. David Chin. He has also studied under Brad Lubman, Dr. Beth Willer, and Dr. Hana Cai. His piano instructors included Dr. Cheong Yew Choong and Mr. Ian Goh.

Soong Hong obtained his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, under the Robert P. Fountain Scholarship, and Bachelor of Classical Music in Piano Performance degree from the Institute of Music, UCSI University under UCSI Trust Scholarship.

「領詩和司琴:靈性的裝備與實用的技巧」聖樂事奉講座

靈性的裝備:

  • 靈性的裝備是領詩和司琴的首要品質。
  • 領詩和司琴需要與神有良好的關係才能帶領詩班和會眾敬拜讚美神。

實用的技巧:

  • 領詩如何以基本指揮法傳遞詩歌的信息,提升會眾唱詩的氛圍。
  • 司琴如何以創意的和聲和音色編寫合宜的前奏,聖詩變奏,讓聖詩有新風貌。

講員:陳小雲博士(Dr. Vicky Tan Warkentien)

日期:七月七日(星期五)

時間:七時正

語言:粵語

講員簡介:

陳小雲博士 (Dr. Vicky Tan Warkentien) 不但對學術有嚴謹的要求,還兼備教會音樂事工的實踐經驗。她目前是印第安納州Bethel University的音樂教授,以及Bethel Chamber Orchestra和Bethel Concert Choir的指揮。同時,陳博士是印第安納州南灣Clay United Methodist Church的合唱音樂總監,並在世界華人基督教聖樂促進會(World Association for Chinese Church Music)擔任顧問委員會成員。她曾與華人教會和神學院合作,在美國、加拿大、澳洲、新西蘭和亞洲進行教會音樂培訓。

網上報名:https://forms.gle/1YDughHGpZjw9aEv5

Choral Reading Session 2023

~ Join us to practice your music reading skills while exploring great choral pieces ~

We are blessed to have Dr. Vicky Tan Warkentien (陳小雲博士) to lead the upcoming Choral Reading Session!

Date: July 8, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Venue: Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1R 2T5

The session will cover the following song books published by Grace Music:
– 《來頌讚主 7》
– 《來頌讚主 8》
– 《歡欣讚美 23》
– 《全心全意 4》

Online registration form: https://forms.gle/5pFmm33zLt9jMzDv6

To ensure a set of the song books will be reserved for your use during the Choral Reading Session, please register online BEFORE June 30.

About the conductor
Dr. Vicky Tan Warkentien combines the academic rigors of her discipline with the practical experience of church music ministry. She is currently a Professor of Music at Bethel University, Indiana, where she directs the Bethel Chamber Orchestra and Bethel Concert Choir. Concurrently, Dr. Warkentien serves as Director of Choral Music at Clay United Methodist Church in South Bend, Indiana, and is on the Advisory Board for the World Association for Chinese Church Music. She has collaborated with Chinese churches and seminaries in conducting church music training in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

指尖上的敬拜 Worship on your Fingertips

Harmonization and Improvisation of Traditional and Contemporary Hymns
傳統與現代聖詩的彈奏與傳遞

Date: May 6 & 13, 2023 (Saturday) 

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

多倫多中華循道會
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road
Scarborough
ON, M1R 2T6
(Warden & 401)

Fees: $20 for two sessions, will be collected at the event

Speaker: Dr. Liping Xia 夏莉萍博士

Language: English & Mandarin

Session 1 (May 6): Traditional Hymns

Session 2 (May 13): Contemporary Hymns

夏莉萍博士

旅美鋼琴演奏家,鋼琴演奏博士,作曲家黃安倫作品首演鋼琴家,美國李斯特協會會員,全美音樂教師協會會員,YouTube雲上司琴頻道創辦者

夏莉萍博士出生於山東威海,2010年考入山東大學,師從原瀋陽音樂學院鋼琴教研室主任范元績教授,本科期間連續獲得國家一等獎學金。2014年以專業第一名的成績畢業。同年,被美國匹茲堡州立大學錄取並授予全額獎學金,師從Reena Berg Natenberg博士攻讀鋼琴演奏碩士學位,2016年以優秀助教及優秀畢業生畢業。2017年獲內布拉斯加大學林肯分校最高獎學金Hac Fellowship及全額獎學金,師從當今美國最具影響力作曲家Philip Glass的首演鋼琴家 Paul Barnes博士繼續攻讀鋼琴演奏博士學位。旅美期間,連續五年於所在大學任職研究生助理教授,教授鋼琴演奏專業課、室內樂演奏指導以及鋼琴普及課。

夏莉萍博士的演出足跡遍佈北美洲、歐洲、亞洲,包括紐約、達拉斯、匹茲堡、堪薩斯、林肯、聖路易斯、多倫多、維也納、青島、煙台、威海等。曾受邀與南堪薩斯交響樂團合作演奏普羅科菲耶夫的《第三鋼琴協奏曲》,與內布拉斯加UNL交響樂團合作演奏柴可夫斯基《第一鋼琴協奏曲》,與匹茲堡管樂團在紐約林肯中心Alice Tully Hall舉辦音樂會,與匹茲堡交響樂團合作柴可夫斯基芭蕾舞劇《胡桃夾子》,與多倫多Mass Choir合作演出由作曲家黃安倫本人親自指揮的其經典作品《詩篇150篇》,並於2022年四月首演作曲家黃安倫新作《中國暢想曲第十三號——伶仃洋Op. 96》。

夏莉萍博士屢次在國際、國內獨奏與室內樂比賽中斬獲頭獎,包括ASTA Solo Competition、Waddill Chamber Music Competition、Concerto and Aria Competition、 Glenn Korff School of Music 2017 Concerto Solo Competition、Kansas Music Teachers Association Competition、東亞地區第一屆國際合唱音樂節、第18屆美國音樂公開賽、第21屆美國音樂公開賽等。

夏莉萍博士在2020年獲得鋼琴演奏藝術博士(D.M.A)後,致力於向海外華人推廣古典音樂及聖樂。迄今為止,她先後兩年擔任由基督使者協會主辦的復活節北美青年線上聯合崇拜 「The Season of Lent」的音樂總監及幕後監製;在北美「新春文化祭」活動中演奏黃安倫的《塞北舞曲第一號「社火」》;授聘為多倫多華人浸信會「2022 VBS兒童夏令營」總負責人;組織籌辦「為柬埔寨兒童宣教事工募捐音樂會」;並多次受邀舉辦線上及線下的音樂分享講座;香柏樹兒童聖樂團創辦者。

夏莉萍博士出生於基督徒家庭,自12歲起,便開始在教會司琴。旅美留學期間,多年在美中基督工人中心舉辦的夏令會、冬令會、門徒訓練營、讀經營等大型營會中擔任司琴。2020年因看到疫情期間教會線上敬拜的需要,她在YouTube視頻網站社區開創了雲上司琴頻道,旨在為弟兄姐妹提供帶滾動字幕的詩歌伴奏,頻道內容涵蓋傳統詩歌、現代詩歌以及兒童詩歌。2021年11月,受基督工人中心高榮德牧師委託,開始錄製於于力工牧師編寫的《教會聖詩》系列視頻。

線上報名 Register online

The 40th Mass Choir Music Worship Service 第四十屆聯合詩班聖樂崇拜

親愛的弟兄姊妹:

主內平安!過去兩年因為疫情關係,無法舉行實體詩班練習及聖樂崇拜。感謝主的保守,今年適逢多倫多華人聖樂促進會成立四十週年,能恢復聯合詩班聖樂崇拜。誠邀各位弟兄姊妹同來感恩,讚頌神的大愛、信實、美善。
「凡有氣息的都要讚美耶和華!你們要讚美耶和華!」詩篇150:6

凡事謝恩 ‧ 榮耀盼望
Hope & Thanksgiving

《世紀禮讚》詩選、黃安倫之《詩篇150篇》
Selections from Century Celebration Series Vol. 33, 35, 36; An-Lun Huang’s Psalm 150

11月26日(星期六) 下午四時正
Saturday, November 26, 4 pm

多倫多中華循道會
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road
Scarborough
ON, M1R 2T6
(Warden & 401)

**因應場地防疫措施,出席者請戴口罩。
**Due to COVID-19 policy at the venue, all attendees are required to wear a mask

To view live stream, please visit https://youtu.be/Kpomcq4u6jg

如欲觀看直播, 請進入 https://youtu.be/Kpomcq4u6jg

詳盡的程序表於 https://sites.google.com/atcecm.ca/masschoir2022

Program available at https://sites.google.com/atcecm.ca/masschoir2022

聖樂事奉分享會 – 「我們仍要讚美」

親愛的弟兄姊妹:

主內平安!因為疫情關係,今年仍然無法舉行實體詩班練習及聖樂崇拜。相信在過去的一年多,各教會的聖樂事奉者都面對種種的挑戰。感謝主的恩典,現今科技讓我們仍能透過不同形式繼續聖樂事奉,讚美神,歌頌神恩。ATCECM將舉辦「聖樂事奉分享會」,邀請了本地數個教會詩班分享virtual choir presentations及事奉經歷與挑戰。

主題:我們仍要讚美
日期:2021年11月20日(六)
時間:下午4時至6時(EST) Zoom 視像會議
語言:廣東話
短講:韓錦昌牧師
報名:https://forms.gle/oxvGBjrAcjLEE2ft9
名額有限,額滿即止。
Zoomlink 將於11月17日以電郵發給參加者 。

願賜平安的主隨時隨事親自給你們平安,保守你們!

Virtual Choir製作工作坊:錄音及聲音剪輯入門

主內平安!在過去的三十七年,每逢踏入9月份,都是聯合詩班開始排練的日子;今年因為疫情關係,無法舉行詩班練習及實體聖樂崇拜。雖然詩班員暫時不能一起唱詩,但我們仍能讚美神,歌頌神恩。我們希望藉著以下活動,繼續促進聖樂事奉。    

1. Virtual Choir製作工作坊:錄音及聲音剪輯入門
日期:9月29日 (星期二)
時間:晚上8時至9時半 (Zoom 視像會議)
語言:廣東話
講員:Leo Chan (多倫多華人聖樂促進會會長;具有豐富影音及資訊科技事奉經驗)
內容:簡介錄音技巧及設備,音樂編輯軟件,基本聲音剪輯、混音、製作。

報名請按以下連結:
https://forms.gle/z4ACUNZZ1NnEnSbY7

名額有限,額滿即止。Zoomlink 將於9月27日以電郵發給參加者 。

2. 網上聯合詩班聖樂崇拜
敬請留意稍後公佈詳情。有意參加之詩班員請盡量抽空參加上述Virtual Choir製作工作坊。

願賜平安的主隨時隨事親自給你們平安,保守你們!