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Award-Winning Chinese Choir Comes to Wang Center

NankaiChoirTuesday, December 1, 7:00 pm

The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook (CISBU) will host China’s award-winning Student Choir of Nankai University at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre on Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00 pm. Having performed at top concert venues around the world, the Student Choir of Nankai will present a diverse repertoire of Chinese and Chinese minority folk classics.

Officially founded in 1995 the Student Choir of Nankai University is composed of undergraduate and graduate students. Following a prestigious choral tradition at Nankai University that dates back to the 1930s, the Student Choir has won various major international choral awards, including the highest award at the Fourth International Choral Festival in 1998, three gold medals at the Third World Olympic Choral Competition in Bremen, Germany, and top prizes at the First and Second National College Student Performance Festivals in China. In 2009 the Student Choir performed on the stage of China’s National Grand Theatre, representing the highest honor of national recognition in China.

Established in November 2008 CISBU oversees non-credit academic Chinese language and cultural programs aimed at strengthening Chinese educational and cultural exchanges. The Confucius Institute regularly hosts visiting scholars from the People’s Republic of China and supports related lectures on China’s developing social and educational trends.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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