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Singalong with Hong Kong to keep spirits high

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Hong Kong’s community unites to spread the power of music
Hong Kong’s community unites to spread the power of music

HONG KONG - Hong Kong wants to help people through the coronavirus crisis by filling their hearts with music.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has created  “Phil Your Life With Music — Beneath the Lion Rock” to lift spirits.

Since February, we have been sharing our love of music and support for our community through an online campaign called "Phil Your Life With Music– Vice-chair of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Janice Choi

More than 100 people united via video-link to create the piece, including musicians from the orchestra and the HK Phil Chorus, the administration team, board members, sponsors and supporters, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, and Club Bravo and Young Audience Scheme members.

The initiative has the support of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The vice-chair of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Janice Choi, who also participated in the video, said the HK Phil believes passionately in the power of music.

“We have all come together to present this beautiful gift. Music is a source of courage, healing, calm, unity and peace. It is our mission to share our passion with people everywhere, not just at particular venues but also in other accessible ways,” Mrs Choi said.

“Since February, we have been sharing our love of music and support for our community through an online campaign called "Phil Your Life With Music".

To expand this inspiring campaign, we have united with members of the community to present a timeless song from Hong Kong — Beneath the Lion Rock — to our beloved city and to everyone around the world as we overcome the epidemic together,” she said.

HK Phil Chief Executive Benedikt Fohr
HK Phil Chief Executive Benedikt Fohr

Chief executive of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Benedikt Fohr said music can be a powerful tool in these challenging times.

“Never underestimate the power of music. We need to stay strong and hopeful as always, and we hope to see you in our audience very soon,” Mr Fohr said.

The “Phil Your Life With Music – Beneath the Lion Rock” video can be viewed on HK Phil YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=YokHRShqTik&feature=youtu.be

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