Pictures from Wu Ying Vocal Studio Annual Recital

By David Li, bostonese.com

Lexington, Mass., May 31, 2014, — Wu Ying Vocal Studio held annual concert at Follen Community Church in Lexington, Mass on May 18. A total of 25 Chinese folk songs and Western opera pieces were performed to an audience of about 150.
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Westwood Chinese School Chorus and Acton Little Stars perform Chinese song Long Wen (photo by David Li).



Mezzo-soprano Ying Wu started the concert with opera Nobles seigneurs. Then singers Jiaming Sun, Austin Sun, Isaac Xu, Soprano Annie Yu, Tenor Mike Wu, Soprano Shirley Wu, Duet Shirley Wu and Mike Wu delivered wonderful performances.

Other performers included Westwood Chinese School Chorus, Soprano Lindi Kong, Acton Little Stars, Acton Singing Club and etc. The joint performance by Westwood Chinese School Chorus and Acton Little Stars of a Chinese song Long Wen was definitely one of the highlights of the concert. It combined beautiful vocal, smooth melody and elegant dance moves perfectly.


Just a week later, some of the singers at this concert also performed at the Spring Love for Autism charity concert at NEC’s Jordan Hall in Boston.

Ying Wu received a B.A. degree in Hangzhou Normal university, China. After her graduation, she performed as a soloist with the Performing Arts of Beijing Postal for three years. She also taught vocal performances at Beijing Zhongyin Arts School and Hangzhou Municipal Art Center for Youth.

Ms. Wu was awarded the “Great Singer” in the 19th “Three Rivers” Singing Competition Finals, “Outstanding Singing” in “Under the Bright Sunlight” National Singing Competition, Second Prize in National Youth Singing Competition Zhejiang Trials and Third Prize in University Drama Challenge Cup.

Since 2009, Mr. Wu has studies privately with Wellesley College voice faculty Gale Fuller for two years and New England Conservatory professor D’Anna Fortunato for two years. In 2013, She was back to school and enrolled in the Master of Opera program at Longy school of music of Bard college.

Within five years of her moving to Boston, she has successfully established her vocal studio and taught over a hundred students using her unique Ground-Up Vocal Pedagogy. She and her large studio of singers have successfully presented concerts at Follen Church to an overflow audience over past few years.


Program

1. Nobles seigneurs (尊敬的先生们)  from Les Huguenots (新教徒) by Meyerneer
Mezzo-soprano     Ying Wu

2. Pie Jesu   by Andrew Lloyd Webber
 Jiaming Sun & Austin Sun & Isaac Xu

3. The Lamb    by Theodore Chanler
 Baritone    Raymond Wang   

4. 二泉映月  王健词   阿炳  曲
Soprano    Annie Yu

5. Not While I’m around   from Sweeney Todd  by Stephen Sondheim
Tenor     Mike Wu

6.Wishing you were somehow here againfrom The Phantom of Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Soprano    Shirley Wu

7. Over the Rainbow    from The Wizard of OZ by Harold Arlen
Duet: Shirley Wu & Mike Wu

8. 好爸爸  诸葛怡词  刘伟光曲
 Sun Flowers 

9. 天地之间的歌   乔羽词魏群曲
Westwood Chinese School Chorus

10. 萤火虫  伊能静词  陈大力/陈秀男曲
Westwood Chinese School Chorus

11. I Have Dreamed   from King and I by Richard Rodgers
Westwood Chinese School Chorus

12. Memory      from Cats  by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Soprano    Lindi Kong

13. I Could Have Danced All Night   from My Fair Lady   by Frederick Loewe
Acton Little Stars

14. In My Own Little Corner     from Cinderella   by Richard Rodgers
Acton Little Stars

15. Proud of me (挥着翅膀的女孩)   许常德词    陈光荣曲
Acton Little Stars

16. O mio babbino caro (我亲爱的爸爸)from Gianni Schicchi          by Giacomo Puccini
Soprano   Jiaming Sun

17. 龙文小虫/权芳词小虫曲
Westwood Chinese School Chorus & Acton Little Stars

18. On My Own    from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Mezzo-soprano     Ying Wu

19. 有一天   盛晓玫词曲
Soprano 贡培英

20. 紫藤花from 《伤逝》 by 施光南
Acton Singing Club

21. 燕子新疆哈萨克民歌
Acton Singing Club

22. Think of Me   from The Phantom of Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Soprano    Chang Liu

23. Someone like you           by Adele and Dan Wilson
Tenor  Hengshen Li

24. 乘着歌声的翅膀    by Mendelssohn
Soprano   李秀梅

25. Una voce poco fà (美妙歌声随风飘荡) from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (塞维利亚理发师) by Gioachino Rossini
Mezzo-soprano     Ying Wu

Sun Flowers
Ashley Sun, Austin Sun, Isabella Ding, Angelina Ding, Isaac Xu, Samuel Wang

Acton Little Stars
杨康妮,张歆悦,吴琼,龚佳妮,沈薇薇,赖馨敏,钟易为,胡蕙文,邱凯茜,邱凯芮

Westwood Chinese School Chorus
黄佳琳,潘心仪,潘宝仪,Lisa Spollen,Shirley Hu,李欣,王杉,付敏,马嘉禧,孔莲馨,姚佳佳

Acton Singing Club
鹿道京,柏文喜,周晶,Tim He,史光际, 邱风劲,George Sun,吴敏华

Director    Ying Wu
Accompany    Lidan Guo / Hongling Liang
MC   Annie Yu / Hengshen Li
Poster Design  George Sun
Photography    连娜

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