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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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A second class of tunes—which can also be said with certainty to fall under the profane—are those which are written in the style of secular songs and which, if heard without the words, would be recognized only as such. In these, as a rule, the devotional gives way to the sentimental, cheerfulness to levity and oftentimes vulgarity, while not even an attempt is made to give a serious or dignified musical expression to the sentiments embodied in the words of the hymn. Not the least objectionable feature of some of these tunes is a jingling piano accompaniment quite unsuited to the church organ.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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Video • My New Project
published 2 November 2017 by Andrew Leung

S JEFF HAS BEEN SAYING, “No microphone can capture choral sound”. What you hear in the recording is not going to be as nice as actually listening to the choir live, and in person. However, I would like to share a recording of my new project (and a few more to come next week as I am still editing the sound tracks). I recently started a new choir, Vox Antiqua, in Hong Kong. As you can probably guess by the name (“the antique voice”), the choir’s main focus is in “classical” choral repertoire.

Here are some video clips of our recent choir rehearsal with pieces by Antonio Lotti:


Vox Antiqua was founded last month and the chamber choir has about twenty members, all professional musicians. The musical backgrounds of our members are pretty diverse: music teachers, opera singers, experienced singers from local parishes and concert choirs, and church organists. We are dedicated in praying and singing choral music to its highest standard, and we hope to bring beautiful classical sacred music to the Catholic faithful in Hong Kong, both within the liturgy and outside of it.

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Soli Deo Gloria!