“Symphony of Lingnanians” gives the 50th Anniversary Celebration a perfect conclusion
- Faculty/Programme News
Issue No. 82 Oct 2018
“Symphony of Lingnanians” – The Closing Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Lingnan University in Hong Kong was held on 2 October at the Concert Hall of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. More than one thousand guests, alumni, students, staff and friends of the University joined the ceremony to give a perfect conclusion to the golden jubilee celebration.
The Guest of Honour Ms Michelle LI Mei-Sheung, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services of the HKSAR Government officiated at the Closing Ceremony with Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-Kuen, JP, Chairman of the Council, Dr David CHAN Pun, HonLLD, Chairman of the Court, Prof Leonard K CHENG, President of Lingnan University, Dr LEE Shiu and Dr Jennie LEE MUI Yee-Ching, Co-chair of Lingnan University 50th Anniversary Honorary Fundraising Campaign Committee, Mr Patrick WONG Chi-Kwong, Chairman of Lingnan Education Organization Limited, Mr Alfred LEE Sheung-Fat, Vice-Chairman of Lingnan University Alumni Association (HK) Limited and Prof Joshua MOK Ka-Ho, Vice-President and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 50th Anniversary.
Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-Kuen reminded every Lingnanian that “the spirit of serving remained central to the evolving character of the University. Through harnessing the potentials of our students and extending the frontiers of research, we never ceased to apply knowledge for the benefits of society.” He also encouraged the University “to reach beyond our core role as an educational institution and bring an even greater impact on society.”
President Leonard K CHENG thanked all Lingnan’s stakeholders and friends who have participated in the series of celebratory events in the past year. Furthermore, he expressed sincere gratitude to Dr LEE Shiu and Dr Jennie LEE MUI Yee-Ching, as well as special thanks to Vice-President Joshua MOK Ka-Ho for his leadership and dedication in making the year-long celebration a great success.
At the Closing Ceremony, a number of cultural and music performances including choral performance by Lingnan University Christian Choir, dragon and lion dance performance by Lingnan University Lion Dance and Martial Art Team and the Sports Team, dancing performance by the Dancing Team of Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Primary School, Harmonica Orchestra performance by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Harmonica Orchestra, and Cantonese Naamyam Singing and Instrumental Music performance by friends and disciple of the late Lingnan University Honorary Doctor NG Wing-Mui won rounds of applause. Lingnan University Choir, LUCAS, alumni, students of Lingnan University and Mr Andrea MARCELLI, Musician-in-Residence of the University also presented the Sound of Music @ Lingnan which is consisted of a series of popular songs. The finale, a Choral Performance by Mr WOO Kai-Sau (WOO Fung), Lingnan University Honorary Fellow brought the concert to a climax.
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