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Ng Cheuk-yin | Artistic Director, Composer & Arranger

Ng Cheuk-yin is a composer, music producer, sheng performer and a cappella artist.

Ng is the artistic director of the Yat Po Singers, the first artist associate of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and music director of the fusion band SIU2. After receiving a post-graduate degree from the Department of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he went on to study Japanese at the International Christian University in Tokyo and jazz music at Codarts University for the Arts in the Netherlands.

In 2012, Ng received the award for Best Artist from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. In 2009 and 2013, he won Best Serious Composition in the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards for the theatrical choral concert Rock Hard and the double sheng concerto Before the City Collapses respectively. His choral work Singing Voices of the World was twice awarded the CASH Golden Sail Most Performed Works (Serious Music) Award, in 2014 and 2019. Ng also received the “My Favourite Song” award at the 2018 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation.

Ng’s major orchestral works include the sheng concerto for Chinese orchestra The Seventh Month, the drum-set concerto Fly, the Chinese orchestral work Tang Resonating and the Chinese percussion concerto White.

Other compositions by Ng include music for the dance drama L’Amour immortel, Lady White of West Snake and Di Zi Gui; music for the concert Herbal, Vocal or Motional?, a crossover collaboration between the Yat Po Singers and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra; and the Yat Po Singers’ productions Requiem HK, Pica Pica Choose, This Victoria Has No Secrets, and Sing Sang Sung. Other genre types include the film score for the McDull movie, Pork of Music; choral works Before We Grow Up, Voices of the World, Music of Love and Ears in Heaven; and pop songs Meet Or Not To Meet and Under the Cherry Blossom Tree by Hins Cheung and Can’t Get Happy by Eason Chan.

Jarita Wan | Original Text

Graduated from the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and receiving her Master degree for Creative Writing at The University of Hong Kong, Jarita starred in her musical debut in ActorsFamily’s The Passage Beyond in 2009 and had received wide recognition. She toured around Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou for this production for 8 years, including the Musical in Concert with The Hong Kong Sinfonietta and its Decca Records soundtrack recording, where SCMP described her voice as “beguiling”.

She portrayed the leads in Hong Kong and Macau musicals including West Kowloon Cultural District X Hong Kong Repertory Theatre musical The Great Pretender; Actors Family’s A Tale of The Southern Sky, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Lesson I Learnt in Bangkok, Beyond Paradise, Woman In Kenzo; Macau Cultural Centre’s Sing High Musical; Brotherhood Theatre’s Off-Broadway classic The Fantasticks; The Only Stage’s The Happy Prince, Dogs; iStage’s Off-Key Buddies, Murder Code D; TheatreNoir’s Animal Farm and HK3AMI’s Ephémère. She has staged her own musical The Nightingale, being the music director, playwright, composer, lyricist and lead performer for it, and was nominated at The 29th Hong Kong Drama Awards for “Best Leading Actress” (Comedy/Farce) and “Best Original Score” (Musical Theatre). She also participated in numerous concerts and has been vocal coaching many productions.

Her concert works includes LCSD’s The Originals Reimagined; East District Council’s East Side Story; Ponte Singers & Orchestra’s A Musical Night; Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Leon Ko: The Amazing Filmphony, Mcdull in Concert; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Disney 90th Anniversary Concert; Prudence Lau’s Karma Camelion Concert etc. Jarita has also vocal coached productions include Chung Ying Theatre’s A Christmas Message, The Only Stage’s The Only King 2, Dogs; Theatre Noir’s Animal Farm Musical, Thirteen etc.

Apart from the stage, Jarita participated in the Guangzhou television series The Best Is Yet To Come (Season 4) as the supporting actress. She sang the Cantonese theme for movie Monster Hunt and she voiced for the leads in animations including Sherlock Gnomes 2, SING, The Ice Age series, Cinderella, The LEGO Movie series, Smurf 2, Mirror Mirror and The Lorax. Besides, Jarita also sang for commercial themes including Darlie, Merci and Trolli.

Jarita co-founded Theatre Hikari, advocating performing arts education for schools and charity organizations. She is currently a freelance performing, creative and educative artist, residing in Barcelona.

Joyce Cheung | Arranger

Hong Kong based jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. Joyce is a co-artistic director at Music Lab, an emerging cross genre music festival organiser.

Her debut album, Set Loose, was released in September 2020 under Ginger Muse, a recording label that brings local instrumentalists to the world stage.

Joyce’s latest performances including the “Flow: Notes between HK & SG”, organised by the HKETOs in Jan 2021. Last year, she co-curated two of the biggest online shows “The Show Must Go Online” followed by “Show Will Go Online”, which took place at Haw Par Music and funded by the West Kowloon Cultural District. She made her appearance at the Freespace Jazz Fest, Cantonese Pop Star On Chan’s personal concert.

Joyce spent her formative years at the Berklee College of Music, graduated with first honors in film scoring and contemporary writing and production in 2014 and then her master’s in contemporary performance in 2017.

Despite her many hats, Joyce is also a dedicated educator. She was invited to conduct masterclasses and performed at Musicians. Education Festival, Prague. She also teaches the Jazz programme at the EdUHK.

A frequent collaborator with local musicians, including Chan Fai Young, Joey Yung, Alfred Hui, On Chan and the Grasshoppers. Joyce was responsible for arranging the latest album of Harmonica World Champion CY Leo, her works also included a 100-piece orchestral and choral musical. Joyce maintains an active presence in local jazz and pop scene and has had the pleasure of showcase her music live audiences across continents.

Sara C. | Singer

Graduated from EXCEL of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in the BTEC Musical Theatre Programme, she attained Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF). Sara C. has been involved in different singing and musical performances since pursuing her studies in musical theatre. Fascinated by neo-soul, R&B and jazz music, her singing style is deeply influenced by these genres.

In 2016, she officially started her singing journey at the live house 1563 At The East. Currently focuses on pop and jazz music, Sara has performed in live houses, weddings, malls, events, including Hong Kong International Airport, Lee Tung Avenue, Harbour City, Fashion Asia Hong Kong 2016, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2017, EGGssentially ART! 2018, Tai Kwun, and 1563 At The East, etc.

In 2019, She also participated in Leo Ku’s “We Tour Part 2” concert and Jan Lamb’s “Happy Monday Standup 2019” stand-up comedy show as one of the choir members in Hong Kong Coliseum.

She has recently collaborated with Coverdog in their unplugged series, covered the songs “Say Something” and “Human Nature” in their music videos.

Besides live performances, Sara has also been participated in singing recordings, including recent work of renowned composer Vicky Fung and lyricist Yiu-Fai Chow’s “Social Gathering Ban(d) Song”, and “All The Same” from the multi-media stage show “Utopia, momentarily”.

Vincent Lau | Guitarist

With over 15 years of experience in jazz guitar, Vincent is one of the raising stars in the local music scene. Vincent has developed his own style and technique, which won him various awards including the Best Guitarist Award in the Caritas Music Competition (2005 and 2007).

Embarking on his career as a full-time musician, he has performed with famous musicians and musical groups including II Divo, Ted Lo, AGA, Cy Leo, Moon Haewon (former vocalist of Winterplay), the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Yin Ng, Robynn Yip (Robynn and Kendy), and Patrick Tang. He also took part in Cy Leo’s project “Lost in Time” in 2018. Besides working with different artists, he has formed his own band Fusion Pig, which focuses on fusion and original pieces. He is also popular in performing at wedding banquets and private events.

As an acclaimed music educator, Vincent has been teaching guitar and ukulele for over 10 years at international schools / institutions such as Harrow International School, French International School, Yew Chung International School and German Swiss International School, as well as conducting private lessons for students of all ages and with different cultural backgrounds.

His teaching philosophy is student-oriented and focuses on the enjoyment of music, history and development of music, techniques on practicing/ performing and processlearning. With a 2 year-old son, He fully understands the importance of teaching children with patience and love, and nurturing them with music. Also, He performs with his students sometimes in student concerts and events, such as with a student ukulele group with different ages to let students get more hands-on experience and grow more interest.

Cheng Ming Sum | Keyboardist

Cheng performed with North Carolina A&T State University Jazz Ensemble in different concerts and events in the US, under the direction of Professor Mondre Moffett. He also performed with different artists and music groups in Fringe Dairy, 1563 at the East, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong International Airport, Freespace Jazz Fest., etc., in Hong Kong.

Cheng participates in various ensemble groups, like Happy-Go-Lucky Big Band, the 5422 Collective, Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra , a Jazz Funk band Soulmates, Jazz Trio Setamluos, a keyboard band the Keyboard Guys and popular music band RE!VO. Cheng had his big band compositions world premiere twice by the 5422 Collective in Fringe Dairy. Cheng studied jazz piano with Ted Lo, Patrick Lui, bass guitar with Wong Tak Chung and saxophone with Jeffrey Chan Chung Ho and Dr. Kenneth Ruff. In recent years, he participated in various concert productions, such as Rubberband world tour 2023, Disney in Concert, Jazz Diva: Ella Fitzgerald by HKPhil 2023, Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023. He is now producing his first re-arranging jazz hymn album, “SOUP”, with several active jazz musicians in Hong Kong, including Patrick Lui, Wong Tak Chung, Tsui Chin Hung and Wong Ka Ho.

Cheng is a pianist, bassist, registered public school music teacher, song arranger and guest tutor of Alliance Bible Seminary, obtaining ATCL Saxophone with Distinction.  Cheng graduated from Master of Christian Studies (majoring in Praise & Worship) in Alliance Bible Seminary and Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Music) in the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), majoring in Jazz Piano, minoring in clarinet & flute.

Almond Yeung | Drummer & Percussionist

Born in Hong Kong, Almond involves in all parts of local music industry. During his drumming profession in Hong Kong, Almond has performed actively with the most renowned local jazz artists including Eugene Pao, Ted Lo, Orlando Bonzi, Tsang Tak Hong etc.  He is also a member of a renowned Hong Kong jazz band “In One Stroke” and they have launched their first recordings in 2016. Almond also involved in a large ensemble Shaolin Fez which is leading by a group of Hong Kong philharmonic Orchestra players and had performed at Clockenflap festival in 2012. In recent years, Almond has performed in a hit TV show “I am not a star” in China and has featured in an Asian TV show “Just Jazz”.

Besides, Almond has worked as a guest lecturer at HKIed and teaches drum set regularly at secondary schools and universities.


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My Favourite Things
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Over the Rainbow