24 Hours SCHUBERT - SCHUBERT: Mass No. 5
F. SCHUBERT:Mass No. 5 in A-flat Major, D. 678
Conductor｜KU Yu-chung John
Tenor｜KUNG Thien-phin Kingston
Choral Master｜CHANG Wei-chun Regina
Chorus｜Taipei Philharmonic Chorus
Orchestra｜National Symphony Orchestra
KU Yu-chung John
Dr. KU Yu-chung John is the Music Director of Taipei Philharmonic Chorus, an executive board member of Taiwan Choral Association, the conductor of Dream Lotus Chorus, and an assistant professor in the Chinese Culture University. He is also a member of the World Choral Council, a member of the Asia-Pacific working committee in the International Federation for Choral Music, co-founder of the World Choral Championship, and one of the founding directors of the Asian Choral Association.
Dr. KU has conducted concerts around the world, including Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Macao, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, U.S.A., and so on. He is an adjudicator in the World Choir Games, Bali International Choral Competition, Singapore International Choral Competition, and several other competitions around the world, and has led master classes and workshops in many countries.
Dr. KU Yu-chung John received his DMA from the College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati, and holds a master degree from Temple University.
Taiwan Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra
"Lush Playing." ─ San Francisco Classical Voice, 2018
"… vor allem bei Schostakowitsch’ Symphonie Nr. 5 d-moll war das Ergebnis mitreißend: Es geriet eine Orchestermaschine ins Arbeiten, mit fliegenden Bögenund wuchtigem Wollen, deren Produkt auf (fast) ganzer Linie überzeugen konnte. Da brauchtes kein gut gemeintes westliches Wohlwollen: Das Orchester hat seinen Platz im Konzerthaus wohl verdient. " ─ Kurier, 2017
Founded in 1986, the Taiwan Philharmonic, also known as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at home, has been hailed as one of the best orchestras in Asia. Under the leadership of Music Director Jun MÄRKL since January 2022, the NSO aspires to resonate throughout the world as the cultural ambassador of Taiwan. As the orchestra affiliated with the National Performing Arts Center, the NSO performs throughout Taiwan, but also tours regularly overseas, having performed in such musical centers as Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. The NSO works regularly with internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists like Lorin MAAZEL, Luciano PAVAROTTI, Mirella FRENI, and Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH. The orchestra's extensive and varied activities include chamber music, work with dance companies, opera productions, and events at nursing homes, mountain villages, and underprivileged communities.
Taipei Philharmonic Chorus
Founded in 1972, Taipei Philharmonic Chorus has established a reputation as one of the most prestigious choruses in Taiwan. The Chorus is awarded and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture from 1994 to date as an "Outstanding Performing Group". The chorus has collaborated with NSO for several events, repertoire include BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9, MENDELSSOHN Elijah and Symphony No.2, MAHLER Symphony No.2, 3, 8, BIZET Carmen, PUCCINI Madama Butterfly, BRITTEN War Requiem, ORFF Carmina Burana, to name a few. From the 140-voice chorus, a 40-voice chamber choir is selected to tour and to perform more selected works, and has an impressive history of overseas performances. Together with the chorus, both groups have been invited to perform in many different festivals and countries.
Duration is 45 minutes
Venue: Concert Hall