12
Jul
10

Day 7: Concert Huazhong Normal University, University Music Theatre, Wuhan


Today we visited the Hubei Provincial Musuem. Because of Hubei’s long history (3,500 years) the region has numerous significant archaeological sites including the Xian Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty which has World Heritage listing.
Of particular interest at the museum was the 400 BC Tomb of the Marquis Y of Zeng which, when uncovered, was found to contain the dead bodies of 13 concubines or female servants (all poisoned!) and an amazing array of bronze, gold, and jade articles including a set of bronze bells which were publicly played when Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997.
After an afternoon of rehearsing and an early dinner the Choir performed a concert at the Hauzhong Normal University Music Theatre where the large predominantly young Chinese audience gave the Choir a rousing reception and called for two encores. As in previous concerts the Choir’s singing of three traditional Chinese songs brought rapturous applause from the audience.
Guests at the concert included Professor Tian Xiaobao, Core Director of TianCong Music School, the Vice President of Huazhong Normal University, Zongkai Yang, the Vice Deputy of the International Department at Huazhong Normal University, Yichuan Zhang, the Huazhong Normal University Dean of the School of Study Overseas, Bo Zhou, and Professor Kevin McConkey, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Global Relations, University of Newcastle, Australia.

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2 Responses to “Day 7: Concert Huazhong Normal University, University Music Theatre, Wuhan”


  1. 1 Jo-Anne O'Brien
    July 12, 2010 at 16:20

    Hi guys

    Congratulations, I am a travelling supporter of The Marching Koalas, who yesterday arrived back home from a 10 day tour of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We left Ben Lambert in Shanghai to continue his stay in China with you. I have been looking at your itinerary and hope you all have as wonderful a tour as we did. All the best

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie
    OY OY OY

    Tell Ben Hi from us all

  2. July 14, 2010 at 00:50

    Hi Jo-Anne- great to hear from you and thank you so much for your well wishes. Thanks also for leaving Ben in Shanghai- he is having a great time with the choir and we were all very excited when he turned up at the airport. I will be sure to tell Ben that you said hi, best wishes, Deb


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