08
Jul
10

Day 2: Concert at the Beijing Institute of Technology

The Choir opened their concert tour of China with a performance at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) on Tuesday night.

The largely local audience were treated to a number of songs from the Choir’s Australian and contemporary repertoire, however the undoubted hit of the evening was the Choirs rendition of two traditional Chinese songs which saw audience members rising up out of their seats to applaud as the opening bars were sung.

Special guests attending the performance included Wang Quinlin, Director of BIT International Office, Li YueHua, West Director of BIT Media, Zhang Chungcheng, Vice Secretary of the China Communist Party Young Leader League, Li Hezhang, West President of BIT, and He Chunhua, Choir Conductor of the BIT Choir. BIT is ranked as a first class University in China and is a partner of the University of Newcastle.

William Yiang, Executive Assistant to China, Business Manager Division for Academic and Global Relations at the University of Newcastle, said the Choir’s visit to Beijing would further strengthen the existing ties between both Universities.

Also in attendance were senior staff members from GHD’s Beijing office. GHD is an Australian Company that is an important supporter of the Choir’s China tour. The Beijing office was established in 2004 to provide a range of consulting and design services in urban planning, architecture, landscape, building services, transportation, water and environment as well as mining-related services.



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