Anti-COVID-19 Concert Free & Available Online

Upon popular demand, the organizers have agreed to make the marathon benefit concert (19 songs in 5 parts)  available and free online after tens of thousands of fans around the world (many of whom had stayed up late) watched it live on May 23 & 24, 2020. 

Fans who missed the live streaming can now enjoy the concert at their leisure irrespective of time zones on this homepage or as subscribers to either social media platforms below:

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For every “like” received before 25th June, 2020, U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion and its supporters together will donate $1 (CAD) and $10 (HKD) up to a maximum of $15,000 (CAD) and $100,000 (HKD) respectively to the following beneficiaries:

They will also match every dollar raised during the concert for “Anti-COVID Lunch Boxes” for the disadvantaged in Hong Kong up to a maximum of about $28,000 (HKD). In additional, a pledge has just been made to donate to $10,000 (HKD) per year for three years to create a doctoral scholarship at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Program notes in English regarding the artists and songs are now available for non-Chinese viewers to get the most of out this first Cantonese opera benefit concert ever to be live streamed globally. 

Wong Chiu-Kwan |
  王超群, M.H.

In the mid-1960s, Wong Chiu-Kwan learned the art of acting from Master Tam San-San, who excelled in playing the role of the female lead in Cantonese opera. She studied “cheung hong” from Master Lau Wing-Chuen. In the 1980s she performed throughout South East Asia, and became a leading female artist in Cantonese opera after she returned to Hong Kong in the nineties. She is famous for playing female military roles, especially as the general on bound feet. Over the years she has partnered with many leading male artists, including Man Chi- Sui, Yuen Siu-Fai, Lo Ka-Ying, Ng Chin-Fung, Lung Kwun-Tin, Lee Lung, among others in forming various Cantonese Opera Troupes.

Apart from being famous for her mastery of the art of performing on bound feet, she is also recognized for her contributions in promoting Cantonese opera education and community work. In 2010 she was honoured as The Artist of the Year (Opera) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and awarded a certificate by the Home Affairs Bureau; in 2018 she was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Cantonese Opera Rookies’ Performance Series hosted by the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong.

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