Inspired by the beautiful choral music written by the world-renowned Japanese composer and conductor, Professor Ko Matsushita, Ko Chorus was founded in Hong Kong in 2017 as a non-profit amateur chorus performing Japanese choral works. Ko Chorus is comprised of passionate choristers in our choral community, including music teachers, conductors, and professionals from all walks of life.
The key aim of the choir is to promote the greater appreciation of Japanese choral music amongst singers and audiences alike. It explores the ethereal qualities of Professor Matsushita’s work with sparkling and vivid interpretations. Besides Matsushita’s extensive choral repertoire, the choir also performs significant works by other Japanese composers.
Ko Chorus first came to prominence in Professor Matsushita’s “Kotoshi” Singing Project 2018, just one month after its founding, joining thirty other choirs from Japan and Taiwan in the virtual performance. The performance was premiered on Youtube on 1 January 2018.
Since 2017, Ko Chorus has participated actively in concerts, including the “Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia Family Concert”, the “A Band X’mas Concert” at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, and the “Hong Kong Japanese Chorus Autumn Concert”. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the choir created virtual choir recordings and participated in Japan’s Karuizawa International Choral Festival 2021 to spread positivity through music across the world. The choir is honoured to collaborate with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra tonight under the baton of the celebrated Professor Chan Wing Wah.
On 20 November 2022, Ko Chorus will celebrate its 5th anniversary by giving a grand concert at the Shatin Town Hall Auditorium, inviting Maestro Ko Matsushita from Japan to be our honourable conductor. We hope to see you at the concert!