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China NCPA Chorus is the resident chorus of National Centre for the Performing Arts.

China NCPA Chorus was established on December 8th, 2009. WU Lingfen, the famous conductor, serves as its chorus master. As the professional artistic performing group that belongs to the highest palace of performing arts, the chorus adheres to the NCPA's guiding principle of "for the people, for art, for the world" and is recognized as a vigorous professional chorus with infinite potential.

Since its establishment, it has participated in more than 50 Chinese and foreign operas by NCPA such as Xishi, The Ballad of Canal, The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, Visitors on the Snow Mountain, FANG Zhimin, The Long March, The Daughter of the Party, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Der Fliegende Holländer, Aida, etc. The chorus has also planned and performed in many large-scale vocal works and theme concerts including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, Verdi's Requiem, and Concert to Commemorate the 110th Anniversary of HUANG Zi's Birth, the opera concerts such as William Tell, Don Juan and many significant state level shows including large-scale music and dance epic Road to Rejuvenation, Victory and Peace – Evening Gala to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the World Anti-fascist War, Evening Gala for the G20 Hangzhou Summit, the gala "Millennial Road" for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Evening Gala for congratulated on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. The chorus have won high appraisals by the high artistic standard. The late conductor Lorin Maazel said, "It is a Chorus of passion". Conductor Daniel Oren, who was excited after rehearsal, said, "This is the chorus that has the best sound I have ever heard. Young as they are, they are better than many of the choruses in Europe". Conductor Antonio Pappano said, "This is a youthful and passionate chorus that has been well trained to sound wonderful and harmonious". The world famous tenor Plácido Domingo once said, "I am honoured to cooperate with these gifted young artists".

As the singing envoy of zeitgeist, the chorus actively plans and participates in NCPA's Weekend Concert series and Classic Art Lectures series, and has held more than 40 outreach programmes to popularize fine art. They also visited many countries in Asia and Europe, as well as China’s Hong Kong and Macao and so on. The chorus's performances have been critically acclaimed by the audiences.

Beijing, in the new century, is full of the prosperous atmosphere of fine art. The young artists of the chorus stay true to the mission, sing all the way forward. They devote their most vigorous and dynamic youth to the cause of China's opera, and strive for dream and art.

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