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Music event: Culture & Heritage Day 23 November celebration with The Hope Choir

November 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We are invited to attend a concert by the Hope Choir singers and folk instrumentalists to celebrate this year’s Cultural and Heritage Day on 23 November 2020.

The venue is the Cultural Exchange Centre at 50 Dao Duy Tu which is dedicated to the history and preservation of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

The choir is a group of singers and folk musicians who are blind or a few of them are severely visually impaired. They are amazing – not because they are blind but because quite simply they are fantastic  singers and musicians.

We hope as many people can attend as possible to support them.  The choir was formed over 15 years ago by pianist Ton That Triem and his opera singer wife Xuan Thanh. What they have achieved with minimal funds and little resource is incredible.  If you have not heard them perform before then they are one group of people you cannot miss. They are amazing, so please come along if you can. If you already know the choir then they need no introduction.

They sing the songs in the language of the particular song. Triem teaches them the meaning of each word, they transcribe the lyrics into braille and they learn the song from braille.  They need the support of the international community to keep going.  Some of them come from families where 2-3 of the  siblings are also blind. They come from lives which are very hard and yet for many they have made incredible personal achievements – even going abroad to study, getting masters degrees.

There is no entry fee but if you would like to make a donation for them please feel free to give an envelope to Triem at the end.

For this concert the program features folk music and songs from aroung Vietnam.

If you could like to attend please let Stella know in order to advise Triem how many FVH people may be there – stella@fvheritage.org and also for more information on the venue

3rd floor, Cultural exchange house, 50 Dao Duy Tu  – google maps – https://goo.gl/maps/CK6rGSAJssZxMm1RA

FVH is proud to be long time partners with the Hope Choir.

PROGRAM

” HOPE“  Folk instrument orchestra featuring the bamboo flute, 1 string  instrument, lunar instrument, 4 strings instrument, 16 strings  instrument,  traditional folk percussion.

  • Flowers Festival {melodies –North VN, composed by Hong Thai.}
  • Imperial Music from Hue {Central VN}
  • Black Horse {South VN}
  • My Beloved Country – solo on lunar instrument
  • Belief, composed by Xuan Khai.
  • A medley of melodies from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam

The HOPE Choir:

  • Người Hà nội (a Hanoi song), composed by Nguyễn Đình Thi
  • Bèo Đạt Mây Trôi (Marsh lentils  are drifting, clouds are  flowing – a Bac Ninh folk song)
  • Lý Cây Đa (Banyan tree)
  • Hò Ba Lý (labour Song from Quang Nam province)
  • Đi Cấy (Cultivation song from Thanh Hoa province)
  • Ính Lả Ơi (Spring is Coming – Thai minority}
  • Mưa rơi (It is Raining – Thai minority)
  • Quê Hương Tươi Đẹp (My Beautiful Country- Nung minority)
  • Chiếc Khăn Piêu – Scarf Pieu {Xa minority}
  • Trên Quê Hương Quan Họ ((My country of “ quan ho”  songs)
  • Nhạc Rừng (Music from the Forests composed by Hoang Viet)

Arranged for the Hope Choir by:  An Ngoc, Dao  Ngoc  Dung,  Thieu  Hoa,  Dang  Ngoc Long

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Date:
November 23
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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