Taipei choir to perform in cities throughout US


TAIPEI — The Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir will perform in Boston, New York and Chicago from March 4 to 11, a spokesman for the choir said yesterday.

The spokesman also said that first lady Chow Mei-ching, a long-term supporter of the ensemble, has been invited to serve as the choral group’s honorary leader during the U.S. tour.

The group has been invited by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) to perform in its 2011 Biennial National Conference in Chicago, he said.

The ACDA is the largest choral organization in the United States and holds a national conference every two years in which American choral groups, as well as three or four choral groups from around the world, are invited to perform.

The spokesman said that only five Asian choirs have ever been invited, and that it is the first Taiwanese group to be invited.

The choir will kick off the tour with a performance at John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University in Boston on March 4, before taking the stage at New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 6. It will then give two recitals at Roosevelt University and the Chicago Symphony Hall on March 9, and will round off its trip with a performance at Metea Valley High School on March 11, also in Chicago.