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Gay Singers

The Gay Singers began as a collegiate team, with all eight members being
graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their interest in a
cappella singing continued after leaving the university, and soon became a
uniting force for the alumni to sing for themselves as well as to perform
for others.

Although a cappella singing has yet to become a mainstream performing
format in Hong Kong, the Gay Singers have been able to make their voices
heard, literally, in the mainstream media. They were featured in the Hong
Kong Connection series, an RTHK documentary programme, performed on the
charity gala show to raise funds for the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, and
were presented with the Lifestyle Award by Metro Radio. The group even cut
the first-ever a cappella version of the Chinese national anthem for NOW
TV.

In July 2007, the Gay Singers were invited by the Hong Kong Government to
participate in celebration activities on Mainland, in commemoration of the
10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR.  With the generous financial
support of Home Affairs Bureau, the group also appeared in Space
International a Cappella Festival presented by the national television
station of South Korea, Taiwan International Choral Ensemble Festival, and
Singapore International A Cappella Festival.  Besides, it has also toured
to Malaysia, Macau, and various cities on Mainland including Harbin,
Tinajin, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xiamen, Banna, ShunDe, and Shenzhen.

As one of the two local a cappella group with a discography to its credit,
the Gay Singers have released five CD’s to date.

In order to promote a cappella, the group also publishes sheet music and
organizes workshops. Crossing over with other arts including dance and
drama creates further opportunities for promotion.

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