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Caleb Woo | Baritone
Recently Caleb gave recitals performing Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, Brahms’s Vier Ernste Gesänge and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. He also was granted chances to perform many Bach vocal works, such as St John Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, B minor Mass, Cantatas Nos. 4, 6, 21, 22, 30, 38, 47, 62, 70, 78, 80, 82, 94, 102, 131, 139, 147, 158 and 211 in these few years, which brought him to perform under the baton of John Butt, David Chin, Felix Yeung and Felix Shuen which enhanced his understanding of early music. Caleb also performs actively in Oratorio such as Handel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul and Elijah, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem which brought Caleb to collaborate with Christopher Seaman, Helmuth Reiling, Paul Goodwin, William Weinert, Johnathan Cohen, Jahja Ling, Lio Kuokman and Yip Wing-sie. Caleb also participates in Opera productions, such as original Operas composed by Chan Hin-yan, the Heart of Coral and Datong which were commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival as well as Operas produced by Opera Hong Kong, Hong Kong City Opera, Musica Viva, Pop up Production, putting up La Traviata, Orphee aux enfers, and La Bohéme, to name a few.
Caleb graduated with the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. Caleb holds degrees from the Hong Kong Baptist University including the Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy in 2006 with first class honors as well as the Social Science degree in China-Studies in 2003. Master of Arts degree in Christian Studies from the Chung-Chi Divinity School, Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. ATCL diplomas and LRSM diplomas in 2005 and 2009 respectively. His voice teachers include Prof. Robert McIver, Mr. Jimmy Chan and Mr. Sanson Lau.
Caleb is now serving as the Music director of Tuen Mun Alliance Church and Voice Instructor at Music Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Qin Music. He is also serving as a Co-ordinator of Ensemble Music Ministries in the Hong Kong Baptist University and conductor of The University of Hong Kong Chamber Singers. He has been elected as a Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) devoting himself into promoting healthy vocalism and the ability appreciating the beauty of voice as creation.
2 Tim. 2:2
胡永正 | 男中音
近期獨唱會演繹威廉士之《旅之歌》、布拉姆斯之《四首嚴肅歌曲》與及舒曼之《詩之之愛》外，他有很多機會演唱巴哈的作品及清唱劇：例如《聖約翰受難曲》、《尊主頌》、《B小調彌撒》、《聖誕神曲》以及清唱劇第 4, 6, 21, 22, 30, 38, 47, 62, 70, 78, 80, 82, 94, 102, 131, 139, 147, 158及211部，這些演出機會讓永正能近距離地與畢特、陳子虔、楊欣諾、孫子承等學習。永正亦常參與神曲的獨唱，較多演唱的作品有韓德爾彌賽亞、海頓創世記、莫扎特安魂曲、孟德爾頌以利亞及聖保羅、佛瑞安魂曲、布拉格姆斯安魂曲等，亦讓永正與指揮大師如斯文、里霖、古特文、維勒、歌欣、林望傑、廖國敏、葉詠詩等合作。永正亦參與由香港藝術節委約作品陳慶恩創作之《蕭紅》及《大同》、亦曾於香港歌劇院、香港都會歌劇院、非凡美樂、Pop Up Production合作演出劇目如《茶花女》、天堂與地獄》、《波希米亞人》等。
畢業於伊士曼音樂學院（演唱及文獻研究碩士）。浸會大學一級榮譽畢業生（聲樂演唱及教學 ）。 中文大學獲基督教研究文學碩士。 考獲LRSM及ATCL演唱執照及文憑。先後師承劉永生先生、陳晃相先生、Prof. Robert McIver。現任宣道會屯門堂音樂指導、與香港中文大學及琴．音樂中心任聲樂教師。現任香港浸會大學團隊音樂事工主任及香港大學室內合唱團指揮。現為美國聲樂教師協會會員。