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Public invited to finale of Schools Creative Music Showcase 2007/2008

    Members of the public are invited to the final performance of the Schools Creative Music Showcase 2007/2008, which will be held next Tuesday (January 15) at the Auditorium of Sha Tin Town Hall where 11 outstanding school teams which will stage creative performances and compete for various awards.

     The Schools Creative Music Showcase is co-organised by the Education Bureau (EDB) and the Hong Kong Composers' Guild, and sponsored by the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It aims to promote music making and stimulate students¡¦creativity so that students will be able to express themselves through creative music making together with various multi-media art forms.

     Arts education can help students develop to the full in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics through engaging them in creating, thinking, exploring and self-learning. The annual Schools Creative Music Showcase is an initiative to promote arts education.

     In the final performance, each primary school team will select one of this year's three designated "Sound Projects", namely ¡§Feast of Sounds¡¨, ¡§Musical Fountain¡¨ or ¡§An MTR Trip¡¨, and interpret the selected project in a performance for not more than seven minutes.

     The secondary school teams will present their original music with movements, mime or dance performances within 10 minutes. This year all the creative projects have distinctive themes. Most of them attempt to reflect real-life problems.

     The 11 creative projects were chosen in a preliminary selection in early December 2007. The primary and secondary school teams participating in the final performance are as follows:

* Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School
* Methodist School
* PLK Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School
* SKH Tsing Yi Estate Ho Chak Wan Primary School
* SKH Yuen Chen Maun Chen Primary School (AM)
* Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (PM)
* YLPMSAA Ying Yip Primary School
* CCC Kei San Secondary School
* SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School
* The HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School
* YCH Law Chan Chor Si College

     Prizes to be awarded are "The Best Musical Notation Prize", "The Best Sound Design Prize", "The Best Music Composition Prize", "The Best Musical Interpretation Prize", "The Best Overall Performance Prize" and "The Most Original Creative Ideas Prize".

     Dr Kwan Siu-kam, Principal Education Officer of the Curriculum Development Institute of EDB, and Dr Joshua Chan, Chairman of the Hong Kong Composers' Guild, will present prizes to award-winning teams.

     The final performance of the Schools Creative Music Showcase will be held at the Auditorium of Sha Tin Town Hall at 6.30pm on January 15. Free tickets are now available on a first-come-first-served basis. For enquiries, please call 3698 3532.

Ends/Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Issued at HKT 15:18


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