The Nur Collective: Sounds of Guitars from the Foreign Lands
Live broadcast via Zoom on 20 October 2020
The Nur Collective brought in the exquisite cultural landscape with the sound of traditional instruments from the world’s remote regions. Students enjoyed the performance of guitar-type instruments from such exotic places as Turkey, Uzbekistan and Central Asia. With exposure to folk and devotional pieces, it was a rare opportunity to experience diversity in music appreciating a wide range of genres.
The Nur Collective, founded in 2018, is a group of musicians and cultural workers that perform on unique traditional instruments with a shared passion for the music traditions and cultures across Eurasia and North Africa. Performing musicians were Musa Genç (Turkish ney, Turkish saz, vocals), Elnur Hajiyev (Middle Eastern darbuka, Uzbek doira), Eugene Leung (Arabic violin, Turkmen dutar, Uyghur tembur, Uzbek dutar), Alicia Lie (Arabic oud, vocals), and Nidhal Mazza (Arabic oud).
This performance is under the series "In Search of Heritage 2020" co-presented by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office, the Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit, and the Department of History.
A Concert by the Victoria Consort
Pre-recorded on 29 April 2021 @Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery, Lingnan University
Released online for public viewing from 5 July to 3 August 2021
The Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit invited the vocal ensemble Victoria Consort formed by four distinguished local musicians Alison Lau (Soprano), Dominique Chan (Alto), Sanders Lau (Tenor), and Caleb Woo (Bass), to perform wonderful classical music.
Gerald Finzi - My Spirit Sang All Day
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Silence and Music
Richard Rodney Bennett - A Good-night
Henry Purcell - Hush, No More
Frederick Bridge - The Goslings
Frank Bridge - The Bee
Ernest Farrar - To Daffodils
Gerald Finzi - I Praise the Tender Flower
Gerald Finzi - Clear and Gentle Stream
John Wilbye - Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis
Felix Mendelssohn - Departure
Arthur Sullivan - The Long Day Closes