Introduction of Taipei HuaShin Children’s Chorus
Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus was founded in 1988 by HuaXin Development Group and Culture Affairs Bureau of Taipei County Government. Social responsibility for promoting local culture and propagating children choral education has been the vision of Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus. For over 20 years of development with the help of the Culture Affairs Bureau of Taipei County Government, Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus has been one of the very few children’s choruses to receive full governmental funding. Under the direction of Ms. Yun-Hung Chen, Hua Shin now has a complete level program, including performance level, advanced level, intermediate level and rudiment level, covers 160 members. Hua Shin is an outstanding educational group of ensemble music, and also internationally recognized for its extinguished techniques and performance. In 2001, Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus was invited to perform in the 19th Preveza International Choral Festival in Athens. Moreover, Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus won the gold medal of the traditional folksong category at the 3rd Choir Olympics in Bremen. To date, Hua Shin’s voice has travelled through more than 20 countries around the world and received excellent reviews from critics from all related fields.
Not only does Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus perform regularly at the National Concert Hall, but also actively engages in association of music with various chorus from schools in the north of Taiwan, through music, voice and the accumulated experiences. In addition, Hua Shin acts as a cultural ambassador, performing during the visit of the president of Republic of Guatemala. Eden Social Welfare Foundation has also invited the chorus to partake in the annual fundraising concert. Hua Shin acts as the role of a culture point and liaison, and it will never stop.
Taipei Hua Shin Children’s Chorus combines educational function and artistic value, and it strives for perfection. Hua Shin also wants to reach a greater height on its performance repertoire; it not only takes on the challenge of some unaccompanied (a cappella) choral works, but also attempts to blend many different local children’s choral works of various Taiwanese dialogues, titled “Taiwan Walked Pass”. In addition, the performance incorporates full stage choreography. It is the biggest breakthrough of children’s performing art in recent years in Taiwan. The performance displays a great deal of children’s humor and innocence, and arouses infinite creativity and potential throughout the learning process.