- On the Other Shore在水一方 Lyrics by Chiungyao, Music by Lin Jiaqing
The lyrics of this song are adapted from an ancient Chinese verse: “Reeds and rushes grow green/ white dew fades to frost / The lady of my thoughts / is on the river’s other shore.”
- Classical Verse: Spring采桑子·春 Lyrics by Hou Juefei, Music by Deng Yao , Accompaniment by Changhui Guan
This modern poem in a classical poetic form compares a delicate girl in rustling fabrics to a willow dancing
on the water’s surface. She is surrounded by a vivid scene of flora and fauna coming to life in springtime.
- Ode to Pear Blossom梨花颂 Lyrics by Weng Sizai, Music by Yang Nailin
This is adapted from the melodic theme of a Peking Opera, “The Imperial Consort of Tang Dynasty.”
The song depicts the legendary beauty Yang Guifei, who is forced to make the
ultimate sacrifice for her husband, a Tang dynasty emperor.
Jin Quanai, Soprano Xiao-ying Zhao, Piano
- 作曲家 维托里奥·蒙蒂（Vittorio Monti） 查尔达什（Csárdás） REN Yongxiang, violin
- Youth Dance青春舞曲 Uygur folk song
“The sun sets today, but will rise again tomorrow / Flowers that fade will bloom again next year /
Yet the little birds that flew away left no trace / like the birds, the spring of my youth is forever lost.”
- A Piece of Peach Blossom 一首桃花 Music by Zhou Xueshi ., Arranged by Lin Huiyin
This particular piece was composed by Lin Huiyin when she reunited with Xu Zhimo during her convalescence in Fragrant Hills, Beijing. Seeing the beloved old friend again triggers all the golden memories. Thanks to that, we now can enjoy this beautiful song: A Piece of Peach Blossom.
- Arirang 아리랑 阿里郎 Korean Folk Song, Accompaniment by Changhui Guan
A famous Korean folk song, often considered as the unofficial national anthem of Korea.
Arirang Pass is an imaginary rendezvous of lovers in the land of dreams.
- Xintianyou 信天游 Shannxi folk song
Xintianyou, literally “Wandering in the sky”, refers to a genre of folk songs indigenous to Shaanxi Province and surrounding regions in northwestern China. It originated from porters, who would sing while carrying goods to faraway destinations.
Jin Quanai, Soprano Xiao-ying Zhao, Piano
9.Vineyard Nocturne 葡萄园夜曲 Music by Lu Zaiyi ., Arranged by Wu Guoping
NACA Philharmonic Women’s Chorus
Huntsmen’s Chorus 猎人合唱 from “Der Freischutz” by Carl Maria von Weber
NACA Philharmonic Men’s Chorus, Guo Ling, piano
- 10.Alleluia Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This stunning piece from Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate provides a rich musical setting for a single word: “Alleluia.”
11.O Mio Babbino Caro Lyrics by Giovacchino Forzano, Music by Giacomo Puccini
This aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi describes the pain of the singer, Lauretta, who pleads with her father to not separate her from Rinuccio, the boy whom she loves.
Jin Quanai, Soprano Sheng Yue, Piano
- Chopin Scherzo No.2 萧邦谐谑曲No.2
Sheng Yue, Piano
- Without My Lover, the Flowers will Not Bloom哥哥不来花不开 Music by Wang Yuanping
From the Chinese opera “The Sweet-Scented Osmanthus Glories the August,” this piece takes its melody from an Eastern Hubei folksong.
- Dragon Boat Tune 龙船调 Lichuan Folk Song from Hubei
The witty and festive Dragon Boat Tune originated from a local Hubei tradition of singing at the Dragon Boat Festival. The song depicts a young woman who charms a boatman into ferrying her across the river so that she can attend the festival.
Jin Quanai, Soprano Guo Ling, Piano
15.The Seul Lullaby Words by Rudyard Kipling Music by Eric Whitacre
- Jasmine Flower茉莉花 Jiangsu Folk Song
One of the first Chinese folk songs to attain international popularity. The song describes young girls marveling at the loveliness and fragrance of white jasmine flowers. This melody was adapted by Giacomo Puccini in his opera Turandot.
- In The Field Of Hope 在希望的田野上 Music by Shi Guangnan., Arranged by Chen Xiaoguang
“In the field of hope” is a song of the prosperity and prosperity of the motherland. Through the praise of the promising fields of home, the praise of a good life, a new life, a new age, is expressed.
Jin Quanai, Soprano Guo Ling, Piano
Art director: Qiao Wanjun
Vocal music instruction: Yu huicheng(The opera professor in Wuhan conservatory of music)
Kerry Deal :The opera professor at the school of music (Boston)
Service: Tim He JianJianHua ChengXiaofeng QiRunJuan
About the Artists
Jin, Quanai, Soprano A Chinese of Korean ethnicity, Ms, Jin is an associate professor of vocal music at Wuhan Conservatory of Music in People’s Republic of China where she is an advisor of Master Degree students. Under the direction of Professor Yu Huicheng, Ms. Jin focused on the performance and theory of ethnic Chinese vocal music during her graduated studies. Ms. Jin has been active on stage by giving many performances in opera, music drama and concert. She has given concerts and participated in academic exchange in Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Iceland, Netherland, as well as in conservatories and music institutes in China. She performed in Thailand, New Zealand and French Polynesia as a member of the ensembles selected by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and Hubei Provincial Government. She was a panel member of the Fourth and Fifth National Peacock Award Vocal Music Contest for students from Chinese conservatories in July 2014 and July 2016 respectively.
Ms. Jin performed at the prestigious Chinese New Year Gala at China Central Television (CCTV) in 2009. In 2011, Ms. Jin performed at the Spring Festival Celebration organized by Chinese Literature and Art Circles in the Great Hall of the People, a famed state building in Beijing. Ms.
Jin’s awards include a third place winner as a member of Bizkca Club at the 13th CCTV National Youth Singers Grand Prix, an Accomplished Performance Award and Individual Contributor Award by Hubei Provincial government, and a Gold Award in the category of ethnic vocal music at Golden Chime Music Award of Hubei Province, as well as the First Place Award at “Chutian Wenhua Award” in the category of ethnic vocal music performance. Ms. Jin published her first Music Album “South Beauty in North Land” in March 2013, and she had her first solo concert “South Beauty in North Land” at Wuhan Qintai Opera House in October of 2013.
Wanjun Qiao, Conductor After graduating from China’s prestigious Central Conservatory of Music, Mr. Qiao was awarded full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1993. Following Berklee, he has successfully organized hundreds of concerts and music events and received many awards and honors. In 2012, a chorus led by him received the Gold Award at the Third World Adult Chorus Festival in Vienna, Austria, and he received the award of Excellent Conductor in the same event. He led members of Boston Eastern Heritage Chorus as they won two silver awards in mixed voice choir super category and multicultural choir super category, and one laureate award in adult female choir super category at 2009 Montreal International Choral Competition. Chorus under his direction won a silver and a bronze in the 4th World Choir Game in Xiamen, China in 2006, as well as two grand awards in the 6th International Chorus Festival in Beijing, China in 2002. He founded the North American Chorus Association, the Canadian Chorus Association, and the Boston Hua Xing Art Troupe. As an artistic director and conductor, he successfully designed and organized ten concerts in North America and Europe in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015. On October 11, 2015, he conducted the chorus of one thousand singers performing “Yellow River Cantata” accompanied by an orchestra in Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Mr. Qiao has served as the artistic director and conductor of choruses in Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto and Sanya of Hainan, P.R. China. He is also the artistic director of Hua Xing Art Troupe as well as the artistic director and conductor of Hai Nan Women Philharmonic Choir. In 2017 Mr. Qiao Wanjun was appointed an Honorary Professor of Sichuan Conservatory of Music. In August 2017, he was appointed as a special counsel by the Overseas Affairs Office of State Council of People’s Republic of China.
Xiao-ying Zhao, Pianist赵小婴
Madam xiaoying Zhao graduated form Shanghai Music Conservatory with a major in piano.Upon graduation,she jioned the Conservatory staff and accommpanied wind ensembles and choirs in many performances.A highly experienced teacher and performer,she came to Boston with her family in 1985.In addition to teaching piano,Xiaoying Zhao performs frequently in the Greater Boston area.
Ms. Ling Guo is gifted and trained in a variety of performing arts. She received her formal dance and piano education and discipline at Beijing Dance Institute, Hunan Normal University, China Central Conservatory and University of Mississippi. She has had diverse artistic experiences as a piano instructor, competition & grading judge, music editor and actress in TV shows. In addition, she has received awards in these areas.
Over 10+ years she serves as a piano accompanist for many choruses in Greater Boston, performing in innumerable concerts, charity events, and competitions. She plays a very important role for the choruses winning awards locally and worldwide, among them including 2012 Vienna Golden Hall International Adults Choir Festival Competition (gold award), 2011 Washington DC International Chorus Festival, 2009 Canada Montreal International Choral Competition (gold award), and 2006 Xiamen Fourth World Choral Competition (silver award). Working together with NACA team she is among the organizers successfully holding Boston Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of World Anti-Fascist War “Thousand people Yellow River Cantata” in 2015. It has gained high praise from the audiences. As a member of the USA National Piano Teachers Association, North America Asian Performing Arts Association, Ms. Ling Guo works with a variety of choirs and makes contribution by presenting Chinese choral music, arts and culture to the communities.
Sheng Yue 盛玥
PhD in piano performance.She graduated from the Piano Department of Central Conservatory of Music and Boston University School of music under the tutelage of Tan Xiaotang, associate professor Anthony Di, Professor Bonaventura and Professor Sharon Boaz, director of the Piano Department by Boaz Sharon invited in 2014 after graduation, to stay at the piano professional doctorate (Doctor of Music Arts).
Sheng Yue as a young pianist, performed throughout the United States, Italy, Belgium, France and other countries and the city.
In 2010 China recorded ten outstanding female composers of MS Li Yibing’s chamber music works, premiered in 2012 by the Boston University, Dean of School of music Richard Cornell Anthony di Bonaventura professor of the creation of monumental works.
Professor Sax and the new England Conservatory of music, the new England association president Kenneth Radnofsky brass professor of long-term cooperation, and 2014, 2015 went to Shanghai Conservatory Of Music, Xi’an Conservatory of Music, Central Conservatory of Music high school concert. In 2015 and 2016, he was invited to attend the Shanghai international Sax summer camp and worked closely with master Sax, Kenneth Radnofsky, Vincent David, and so on.
In 2014, a special lecture on the difference between Chinese and American university music education was held at Shanxi University, which was highly praised. His paper, “Tan Dun’s Piano Works — an analysis of the combination of Chinese music elements and western music theory”, held a lecture at the Boston University Music Institute. In 2016, a solo concert was held by the national project of Anhui Finance and Economics University. During his study in the United States, he was interviewed by the official news of the school and the local media many times.
任泳翔 REN Yong
Ms. Ren started learning the violin and the piano when she was three.Since then,her passion for music has grown.She entered the affiliated middle school of Conservatory of Music in China and was at the top of her class both in her major and in other courses.She was the concertmaster of a conservatory orchestra.She also won the first place at an international violin competition.As a student of Peter Zazofsky,Ms.Ren earned her Master’s Degree at Boston University,and was distinguished with scholarship and academic honors.As an active musician,she appeared in recitals,chamber music,concerts,festivals,and drama groups,collaborating with famous artists from all over the world one of them being LangLang.Ms.Ren is the concertmaster and manager of the 2015<Yellow River Cantata> orchestra of two hundred members.
The North American Chorus Association Philharmonic Chorus
Founded in 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts, the North American Chorus Association (NACA) has grown into an extensive collaboration of a dozen choruses across America and Canada. With the mission of promoting choral activities, Wanjun Qiao, NACA’s conductor and artistic director, has been leading nearly 500 singers on a journey of pursuing musical excellence and promoting culture exchanges.
Under the umbrella of NACA, the NACA Philharmonic Chorus (NACA PC) is formed by singers of member choruses for additional training and performance opportunities. NACA PC has performed at notable venues including Sanders Theater at Harvard University and Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory. In 2014, NACA PC presented her first concert to the public. In 2015, a thousand singers from across America gathered in Boston performing the renowned Chinese classical music, Yellow River Cantata, an event organized by NACA. NACA PC played a key role in this event. In October 2016, together with renowned tenor Mr. Yuqiang Dai, NACA PC successfully presented a concert at Jordan Hall. In January 2017 NACA PC presented a New Year’s concert to the public.
NACA PC welcomes everyone with a passion of choral art. If you are interested in join the chorus, please contact us at email@example.com .
Conductor: Wanjun Qiao
Accompanists: Zhao Xiaoying,Guo Ling, Sheng Yue
Asian performing arts association of North America
To undertake: Boston Huaxing group
Sponsor: chorus association of North America