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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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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!