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Give the Gift of Galway this Christmas

By Sponsored content 7 December 2015

Christmas is coming, and what could be better than giving the gift of music? Legendary flautist Sir James Galway, otherwise known as "the man with the golden flute", is returning to Hong Kong to perform with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong on January 31 2016.

Hailing from Belfast, Galway has charmed audiences the world over, including Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, and George W.Bush, with his unique sound and superb musicianship, selling more than 30 million albums ranging from the great classics to the soundtrack of Lord of the Rings (Return of the King).

The world-famous musician is now set to dazzle the crowd at the Hong Kong City Hall with an all-Bach programme which he will perform alongside his wife flautist Lady Jeanne Galway, violinist Amelia Chan, and Shane Levesque on harpsichord.

Concert goers can expect to enjoy a treasure trove of flute solos brimming with lively spirit and technical skill from one of the most respected and sought-after performing artists of our time. Now surely a ticket to hear Sir James Galway beats giving a pair of socks or a bag of toiletries that will sit on a shelf collecting dust for months after Christmas. Don't miss your chance to catch the legend in action this New Year. Buy your tickets online now from Urbtix for $280, $480, or $680.

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Flute Masterclasses

masterclassThe perfect gift for the budding flautist in your life, musicians are invited to bring their flutes and participate in two group sessions with Sir James Galway or Lady Jeanne Galway. When: January 30, 2016 (2.30pm - 5.30pm) Where: 7/F Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall Backstage How much: $350 and $250, book via 2864 2156 or by email to [email protected].

Warsaw Boys Choir

warsawWhat better way to celebrate the festive season than with the sounds of young voices raised in song? Enjoy a glorious mix of Baroque choral-orchestral favourites and traditional European carols performed by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, concertmaster Amelia Chan, and the Grammy award-winning Warsaw Boys Choir. Click here for more information. When: December 15, 2015 (7.30pm) Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall How much: $200, $380, and $480, book online at Urbtix.

Wells Cathedral School Choralia

Join this second Cwellshristmas Carol Showcase and enjoy a fabulous selection of English carols and seasonal songs performed by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and the prize-winning Wells Cathedral School Choralia. The heavenly voices and old-world charm of this stunning female choir are guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit. Click here to find out more. When: December 16, 2015 (7.30pm) Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall How much: $180, $280, and $380, book online at Urbtix. [/su_note] About City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong Founded in 1999 by Principal Oboist and Artistic Director Leanne Nicholls, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) has developed into one of Asia’s major chamber orchestras and one of Hong Kong’s most dynamic arts entities. Members are professional musicians who specialise in a wide range of chamber orchestral styles from Baroque to Jazz. The world’s greatest artists have collaborated with the orchestra which has also forged collaborations with celebrities such as Hayley Westenra, Richard Clayderman, Katherine Jenkins, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Lam, and Robin Gibb. The orchestra has also collaborated with RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong Ballet, Die Konzertisten, Le French May, and the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. In addition to hosting masterclasses and Kids Sunday Soirées, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong has produced and created numerous multi-media programmes aimed at engaging, educating, and inspiring Hong Kong’s next generation of music lovers. These include The Snowman & The Bear, The Magic Jungle, and the highly successful orchestra-theatre spectacular Bug Symphony. Click here to find out more. You can get involved with the City Chamber Orchestra in several ways. Support its work in promoting music into the community by donating to CCOHK's Annual Fund or the Student ticket Scheme. Get closer to the music than ever before by joining the CCOHK Circle and with a minimum donation of $5,000 you'll receive priority seating, VIP tickets for all subscription events, exclusive access to social events, artist signing sessions, and giveaways. Click here to find out more.

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