The Academic Transcarpathian Folk Choir sings in English
Finally, there is a somewhat unusual spot this time for the Academic Transcarpathian Folk Choir: the end of the concert will feature the world premiere of Symphony No. 2 «World» composed by Hong Kong composer Man-China Donald Yu for chorus, soloists and orchestra. The work is written in the style of Neo-Impressionism. Plots of the texts were about creation, God and human being. Not only the choir members needed to learn the complex choral score, but they also need to sing in English!
Man-Ching Donald Yu is a renowned Hong Kong prolific composer, pianist and music theorist. The musical style of Donald Yu is characterized by the combination of Eastern and Western musical traditions of postmodernism.The composer's extremely wide range works range from the chamber, vocal, choral, chinese instrumental and electroacoustic music to concerti, operas and symphonies. Most of the work were played at prestigious festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America. In particular, the Delhi International Arts Festival (India), International Festival of Contemporary Art "Two Days and Two Nights of New Music" (Odessa, Ukraine), International Spring Festival Manoel Theatre (Malta), the International Music Festival of St. George (Greece) and others. His previous works were selected to be premiered in Lugansk and Chernivtsi before.
One interesting and noteworthy thing is that, his passion for music owes Mozart, whose genius nurtures and inspires the imagination of this prodigious composer.