Music

Objectives

  • To enhance students’ aesthetic sensitivity and cultural understandings
  • To enhance students’ ability to listen intelligently to music
  • To enhance students’ ability to understand the different degree of musical literacy
  • To raise students’ awareness of musical style
  • To raise students’ enjoyment and satisfaction through participating in music activities
  • To enhance students’ ability to pursue a life-long interest and appreciation of music

Activities

1. Choral Training

The Mixed Voice Choir of SSA/ SAB is established in our school to provide opportunity of choral singing training. The choir has participated in the competition of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, the Hong Kong Inter-School Choral Festival and the Joint Schools Music Association Competition. We also sing praise to God at the School’s Annual Graduation Ceremony.

2. Singing of Hymn

All the teachers and students are used to singing hymns in the Morning Assembly. Both traditional and modern hymns in English and Cantonese are introduced.

3. Practical Training

Various instrumental classes and vocal classes are launched to provide practical training among students. Students concerned are encouraged to join the ensembles and the ABRSM Practical Examination. Also, ensembles are established for the development of ensembleship and building up team spirit, i.e. the Handchime Ensemble, piano duo group, Clarinet Trio, etc..

4. Performnace

Students of each instrumental class and ensemble will have opportunity to perform in the School Annual Concert. Besides, some talented and outstanding students will be invited to perform in the Music Celebration or Lunch-time Concert. In the last few years, we started to share music in various external occasions.

5. Interest Group

The Music Club aims to cultivate interest in music among students and the Club is in charge of planning, organizing and carrying out music-related events.

6. Music Appreciation

Students, especially from the Senior Form, are encouraged to attend external concerts and complete concert reports afterwards. Occasionally, bonus mark is given to those who have active participation and good feedback.

7. Advanced Learning

Talented students with great interest in music can have the chance to take NSS Music by enrolling in the joint-school networking program.

8. Award

To encourage our students to have much achievement in music, the school offers the Parents’ Association Trophy.

Structure

1. The Mixed Voice Choir

Our Music teachers, Miss SO Ming Yuen and Ms. LIM Wai Ki, are in charge to train the choir singing, mostly sacred music choral pieces for competition, concerts and the Graduation Ceremony. In 2017-2018, we have obtained the first place and the Dr. Mok Hing Yiu Trophy in Class N68 in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Also, we recently received the Gold award in the 2nd Hong Kong Inter-School Choral Festival Competition, silver awards in the Junior Class and Challenging Class of the Joint School Music Association Competition. We aim at exploring a wide range of repertoire and developing good choral musicianship among the members.

2. The Morning Assembly & the Gospel Week

Making use of the Hymnal For Campus and a tailor-made album with modern hymns, students learn to sing hymns during the Music lesson and Morning Assembly. The theme song of the Gospel Week echoes with the main theme of this annual event organized by the Religious Action Group.

3. Internal Courses Ensembles

Instrumental & vocal courses

Courses of violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, lower brass, percussion and singing are launched throughout the year and are held mainly on Saturdays. We are pound to have experienced instructors, who are with high proficiency in special instrumental/vocal training and have attained bachelor degree or master degree in Music, serving the school with much effort.

Students would have chance to perform in School Annual Concert and participate in external competition. Students are highly encouraged to take the ABRSM Practical Examination in September.

Instrumental Class

Handchime Ensemble

The Handchime Ensemble has participated in numerous internal and external events in the year 2018-2019. Two handchime teams participated in the Intermediate Section of the 14th School Handbell Competition held by the Handbell Association of Hong Kong and were given the Silver and Bronze Award. The Ensemble has also been invited to perform on several internal occasions, namely the 45th Anniversary Ceremony, Music Celebration and Easter Service. Though these performances were held internally, the Handchime Ensemble has made more students of CNEC Christian College to know more about this wonderful instrument and sparked many students’ interests.

Handchime Ensemble

Handchime Ensemble

4. Performance in Concert & Event

For internal events, we have organized the Christmas Concert, Music Celebration, Annual Concert, music performance of Annual Graduation Ceremony and Candle Light Passing Ceremony. Our students have gone a step further by sharing music in local community, for instance, at the Citywalk, MTR Central Subway, Tsuen Wan Plaza, Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village, etc.

5. The Music Club

Music Club

The committee members of the Music Club prepare and share music-related topic on the Clubs’ Days every year. All members attend external concert with once a year. The committee members are also the chief members of the Music Association and are responsible for organizing and promoting all the music-related events in school.

6. External Concerts & OLE-Program

  • We encourage students to join or attend the followings:-
    • - The Young Friends Scheme (HKAF)
    • - The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme (HKADC)
    • - The Jockey Club Keys to Music Education Programme (HKPO)
    • - The Young Audience Scheme (HKPO)
    • - The Arts Experience Scheme for Senior Secondary Students (LCSD)
    • - 賽馬會中國音樂教育及推廣計劃 (香港中樂團)
    • - The Jockey Club Hong Kong International A Cappella Festival (HKFYG)
    • - External Concerts organized by the Opera Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, etc.

7. NSS-Music Program

Having applied for the DLG (Other Programme) Funding of the Education Bureau, our school forms a network, with 4-6 network schools, to provide the in-school program of NSS-Music curriculum, which is taught by the instructors from the Institute of Hong Kong Senior Secondary School Music Education.

8. The Parents’ Association Trophy

The Parents’ Association of our school awards trophies to students who are talented and have excellent performance in Music, Visual Arts and Drama.