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6/18/17: Crystal Children's Choir and WE Singers joint concert

Two Bay Area choirs, the Crystal Children's Choir young men's group and the WE Singers women's ensemble, visited Southern California over the Father's Day weekend, visiting Los Angeles and San Diego. A joint concert was held with the SDCCS at the Chinese Community Church.

Event pictures (53 images)

Pictures courtesy of Mr. Wu Song, Mr. Hugh Wang and Ms. Wendy Meng.

Concert videos, by the Bel Canto Performance Foundation


4/1/17: Forever Music concert

Our 2017 concert, "Forever Music," took place at the Chinese Community Church in Tierrasanta. Guest musicians: Weiping Wang (dulcimer/yangqin), Xiaonan Zhang (erhu), John Flood (percussion) and Ivy Huang (clarinet).

Event pictures (51 images)

Pictures courtesy of Mr. Wu Song and Ms. Tina Yang.

Concert videos courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation


3/25/17: San Diego Sings! Festival 2017

The Choral Consortium of San Diego hosted the second biennial San Diego Sings! Festival at Balboa Park. The San Diego Chinese Choral Society took the stage at the Spreckels Organ alongside 21 other local choirs, and joined together to perform "The Gift of Singing" by composer Kirke Mechem, conducted by David Chase.

Event pictures (60 images)

Pictures courtesy of Mr. Wu Song, Ms. Tina Yang, Mr. Hugh Wang, Ms. Wendy Meng and others.

Article in the Epoch Times San Diego
Article in the San Diego Union-Tribune
Event video courtesy of the Spreckels Organ Society: Part 1 | Part 2
Photos by the Choral Consortium of San Diego
Website of the Choral Consortium of San Diego


10/22/16: The Art of Bel Canto 2016

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society participated in the Art of Bel Canto 2015 concert held by A Touch of Opera Studio, performing two songs, 相逢休道是尋常 and 如果明天是下一生. Photos by Mr. Wu Song.

Event pictures (41 images)

Concert videos, by the Bel Canto Performance Foundation

9/25/16: Bohua Academy 10th anniversary concert

The SDCCS was invited to perform at the 10th anniversary concert of the Bohua Academy of Chinese Musical Arts (博華民族樂團), held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Congratulations to our friends at the Bohua Academy! Photos by Mr. Alan Su.

Event pictures (40 images)

Full concert album

4/2/16: Around the World concert

The 2016 SDCCS concert, "Around the World," was held at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. Guest musicians included Xiaonan Zhang (erhu), Hao Wen (guzheng), Zhuxi Wang (pipa), Angelina A. Pei (cello), Robbie Shaw (violin) and John Flood (percussion). Photos by Mr. Alan Su.

Event pictures (158 images)

Rehearsal pictures
Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation
News article at the Epoch Times
News article at the World Journal

11/14/15: The Art of Bel Canto 2015

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society participated in the Art of Bel Canto 2015 concert, performing two songs, 金縷衣 and 白雲歌送劉十六歸山.

Video recording (YouTube - Bel Canto Performance Foundation)
Picture gallery from Mr. Wu Song


10/17/15: Observation of the 70th Anniversary of V-J Day

The Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China (APHAFIC) held a commemorative event at the UCSD Price Center Theater observing the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Sino-Japanese War, and invited the SDCCS to perform. Also featured was a solo performance by Hao Wen on the guzheng (not pictured). Photos by Mr. Wu Song.

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9/12/15: Musical Interlude in Memory of Dr. William Chang

A performance was held at the Vi at La Jolla Village in memory of Dr. William Chang, husband of Ms. Margaret Chang. Additional featured musicians: John Zhang (erhu), Jia Yu (guqin), Weiping Wang (dulcimer), and our own Hao Wen (guzheng). Photos by Mr. Wu Song.

Event pictures (22 images)

Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation


4/18/15: From Generation to Generation concert

Our 2015 concert was held at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, and featured the talents of several talented young local musicians: Adam Davis (violin), Ruby Marrujo (cello), Janine Yang (flute) and Elise Zhao (pipa and percussion), as well as Weiping Wang (dulcimer). Photos by Mr. Homer Wong.

Event pictures (402 images)

Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation


3/21/15: San Diego Sings! Festival 2015

The Choral Consortium of San Diego hosted the San Diego Sings! Festival 2015 in the Spreckels Organ at Balboa Park. The San Diego Chinese Choral Society participated, joining 19 other local choir groups in an all-day celebration of choral music, including a 1,000 singer performance of a specially commissioned arrangement of "How Can I Keep from Singing?".

Event pictures (22 images)

Pictures courtesy of Mr. Wu Song.

News article and video coverage at the San Diego Chinese Press
Facebook coverage from the Choral Consortium of San Diego
Facebook post by conductor Patrick Walders
Website of the Choral Consortium of San Diego


11/8/14: Tzu Chi Foundation Performance

The Tzu Chi Foundation of San Diego invited the SDCCS to perform at their event, "Profound Gratitude for Parents," at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Photographs and videos courtesy of the Tzu Chi Foundation of San Diego.

Event pictures (3 images)

Video #1: 一支草一點露
Video #2: Chinese Flute Medley


10/25/14: SDCCS Party

The SDCCS held a party at Ms. Margaret Yip's home, with a special tea service and health workshop by Dr. Dong Ji. Photographs by Mr. Wu Song.

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3/29/14: Friends for Life Concert

On Mar. 29, 2014 the San Diego Chinese Choral Society performed a concert, titled "Friends for Life," at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. Guest performers included Xiaonan Zhang (erhu), Weiping Wang (dulcimer), Hao Wen (guzheng), John Flood (percussion), Henry Wong (percussion), Lianxiang Liu (percussion) and Janine Yang (flute). Photographs by Mr. Yihui Peng.

Concert and rehearsal pictures (125 images)

Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation
News article and picture gallery at the Five Continents and Four Oceans website
News article at the San Diego Chinese Press


1/26/14: Chinese New Year & Farewell Dinner

On January 26, 2015 we held a small dinner at Chin's Seafood and Grill on Miramar Road in celebration of Chinese New Year, and also said good-bye to longtime member Mr. Silas Cheuk, leaving San Diego to join his children. We wish him the best in Chicago and will miss him dearly.

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10/5/13: The Art of Bel Canto 2013

On October 5, 2013 the San Diego Chinese Choral Society participated in the Art of Bel Canto 2013 concert, held by our director, Ms. Lucy Lin, and her students, performing two songs, 遺忘 (Yi Wang) and 尋覓 (Xun Mi).

Video recording (YouTube - Bel Canto Performance Foundation)
Video recording and photo gallery at the San Diego Chinese Press
News article at the Epoch Times
Picture gallery from Mr. Wu Song


8/24/13: 25th Anniversary Party

On August 24, 2013 the San Diego Chinese Choral Society celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding in 1988 with a party at the home of founding member Ms. Winnie Fong (法薇). This celebration was attended by over 80 current and former members, featuring a review of the SDCCS's original performance, a prize drawing, and tributes to past leaders and keystones Ms. Ruth Lin (林路得), Ms. Mary Mao (何曼麗), Mr. Jia-Sheng Zhou (周家聲), host Winnie Fong (法薇) and current musical director Ms. Lucy Lin (林秋美). Thanks to all who attended, and to those who helped make this event possible.

Event pictures (66 images)

Pictures courtesy of Mr. Wu Song.

News article and picture gallery at the San Diego Chinese Press website


12/8/12: San Diego Chinese Women's Association First Annual Holiday Tea

The San Diego Chinese Women's Association invited the San Diego Chinese Choral Society to perform at their first annual Holiday Tea, at the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club.

Picture gallery at the Five Continents and Four Oceans website, courtesy of Mr. Wu Song.

Concert video links, courtesy of Ms. Cindy Guest:
  1. 白云歌送刘十六归山
  2. 回忆
  3. 闻笛
  4. Peace, Peace


9/22/12: The Melody of Peace Concert

On Sept. 22, 2012 the San Diego Chinese Choral Society performed a concert, titled "The Melody of Peace," at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. Guest performers included Mario Olivares (guitar), Xiaonan Zhang (erhu), Weiping Wang (dulcimer) and Janine Yang (flute).

Photographs from this concert provided by Alan Su Photography. Click on the small images to view as large pictures. Mouseover the large pictures for additional options.

Concert and rehearsal pictures (238 images)

Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation
Picture gallery at the Five Continents and Four Oceans website


7/28/12: 2012 SDCCS Fund Raiser Banquet

On July 28, 2012 The San Diego Chinese Choral Society held a fund raiser banquet at Emerald Seafood Restaurant, featuring group performances, karaoke and general entertainment. We thank our friends for attending this event, as well as Ms. Aeria Chang and Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine for their kind prize donations.

News coverage and videos at the San Diego Chinese Press website


11/12/11: The Art of Bel Canto Concert 2011

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society was invited to perform at a concert by Ms. Lucy Lin's A Touch of Opera studio, held on Saturday 11/12 at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church. Performing two songs, 星月交輝 (The Moon and Stars Shining Bright), and 龍的傳人 (Descendants of the Dragon), the SDCCS was also joined by one of Ms. Lin's alumni students, Ms. Yeoun Ug Yap from Maui.

Photographs from this concert provided by Alan Su Photography. Click on the small images to view as large pictures. Mouseover the large pictures for additional options.

Concert and rehearsal pictures (336 images)

Concert videos, courtesy of the Bel Canto Performance Foundation
News article at the San Diego Chinese Press website. Picture gallery here.
Videos and picture gallery at the Five Continents and Four Oceans website.


4/16/11: To Mothers With Love Concert

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society held a concert on Saturday 4/16 at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in early observance of Mother's Day. In addition to vocal selections from Mozart, classical Chinese composers, contemporary Broadway and movie themes and music from around the world, this performance also showcased the talents of Brian Sumwalt (percussion), Dr. Weiping Wang (dulcimer), Dr. Xiaonan Zhang (erhu) and Tracie Yang (flute).

Concert and rehearsal photographs by Alan Su Photography. Click on the small images to view as large pictures. Mouseover the large pictures for additional options.

Concert and rehearsal pictures (325 images)

Concert videos courtesy of Mr. Bear Chen
News article, pictures and videos at the San Diego Chinese Press website
News article and videos at the Five Continents and Four Oceans website


2/5/11: Vi at La Jolla Village Performance

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society, a Touch of Opera Studio and the Xifan Guqin Society were invited to hold a small concert in recognition of the Chinese New Year at the Vi at La Jolla Village assisted living center. The three groups performed to an audience of 100, with the SDCCS performing two songs, 星月交輝 (The Moon and Stars Shining Bright) and 回憶 (Remembrance).

Performance videos (excerpts)

10/23/10: The Art of Bel Canto Concert

In cooperation with Ms. Lucy Lin's A Touch of Opera studio, The San Diego Chinese Choral Society held a combined concert on Saturday 10/23 at the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church to another full audience. Featuring a guest performance by one of Ms. Lin's alumni students, Ms. Kyoko Yamaguchi, this also marked the first concert by the students of Ms. Lin's La Jolla studio, as well as the debut of the Choral Society's two new piano accompanists, Mr. Dan Yu and Ms. Hua Wang.

Photographs from this concert are graciously provided by Alan Su Photography. Click on the small images to view as large pictures. Mouseover the large pictures for additional options.

Concert pictures (80 images)

Rehearsal night pictures (40 images)

Concert videos courtesy of Mr. Sam Ho)

The after-concert party (also a belated birthday party for Ms. Lucy Lin) was held at Ms. Lin's home on Sunday, Oct 24.

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3/27/10: The Beauty of the Earth Concert

The San Diego Chinese Choral Society's annual concert took place this year at the Torrey Pines Christian Church in La Jolla, to a packed house of over 500 people. Over the course of an hour and a half, the SDCCS performed 15 pieces spanning Chinese compositions, Italian opera and Broadway musicals, and featuring a musical interlude with Dr. Xiaonan Zhang on the Chinese Erhu and Mr. Jiasheng Zhou on piano accompaniment. We thank everyone in the audience for attending, and hope to see you at the next concert.

Concert pictures (80 images)


YouTube video set 1 (single camera)
YouTube video set 2 (multiple cameras)

Recordings courtesy of Mr. Sam Ho.

In celebration, Mr. and Ms. Meng hosted a pot luck party at their home on 4/4. In addition to a wealth of great food, this also featured a viewing of our performance, courtesy of Mr. Sam Ho, as well as announcements of our new officers and other changes going into the next concert cycle.

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Ms. Lin also hosted a second pot luck party at her own home on 5/8.

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2/27/10: Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego 13th Anniversary

The Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego held its 13th anniversary celebration and fundraising dinner at the Taiwanese American Community Center, with entertainment organized by Ms. Helena Wei. Ms. Wei graciously invited the San Diego Chinese Choral Society to participate, and the SDCCS performed three pieces: Poem by Li Bai (lyrics by Qui Wen-Chung), Soave sia il ventro from Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte", and a Taiwanese folk tune, One Little Umbrella (by Chen Cheng). Videos of the performance are graciously provided by Mr. Howard Chen.

Video: Poem by Li Bai
Video: Mozart Trio: Soave sia il vento from "Cosi Fan Tutte"
Video: One Little Umbrella 一隻小雨傘

1/17/10: We Chinese in America 100th Issue Celebration

On Sunday, Jan. 17, the San Diego Chinese Choral Society was invited by the San Diego monthly magazine "We Chinese in America" (合唱, website) to perform at its special 100th issue celebration event. Billed as "The First in US: Poetry Reading and Music Concert," the magazine's publishers brought together literary and music groups from diverse San Diego Chinese communities for a festive evening's program to an audience of over 800.

The SDCCS served as the opener for this event, performing two songs. Fittingly, the first song --- The White Clouds --- was a poem by Li Bai, the immortal Tang poet (李白:白雲歌送劉十六歸山). The second song, Descendants of the Dragon (候德健:龍的傳人), was a widely acclaimed campus-protest movement classic from the 1970s. Our enthusiastic music director, Ms. Lucy Lin, conducted the performance beautifully, and a good time was had by all.

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2/28/09: Rehearsal with Anna Carson

Ms. Anna Carson, a renowned soprano performance artist and vocal instructor, graciously held three special rehearsal sessions with the San Diego Chinese Choral Society, the last of which took place on Saturday, February 28. Ms. Carson provided the SDCCS on voice training, assistance with Italian and other guidance. Many thanks go out to Ms. Carson -- we hope to put her instruction to great use.

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8/9/08: SDCCS Party

On Saturday, August 9, the San Diego Chinese Choral Society held an informal party at the rehearsal center at Mira Mesa Blvd. Over the course of 4 hours, members enjoyed food and games, and got a chance to know one another better. Events included charades, joketelling, a variety of performances, word riddles and prize raffles.

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6/7/08: Hope Charity Concert

On June 7, 2008, the American Chinese Culture and Education Foundation (ACCEF) and San Diego Chinese Association (SDCA) organized a benefit concert, raising funds to aid the victims of the May 12 earthquake in the Sichuan province of China. The concert was a great success, collecting 1.3 million dollars, including a $1 million donation from PEMGROUP (Irvine, CA). Several groups took part in the performance, which included several vocal ensembles, instrumental and poetry recitals and more, comprising 14 pieces in all. As part of the concert, the SDCCS performed its signature piece, 我的中國心 (Wǒ De Zhōng Guó Xīn, "My Chinese Heart").

Click here to go to the ACCEF website for the Hope Charity Concert

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3/29/08: An Evening of Classic Melodies

On March 29, 2008, the San Diego Chinese Choral Society performed to a full audience at the San Diego Chinese Community Church in Tierrasanta. The program featured 18 pieces, including four solos and several men's and women's ensembles over the course of the two hour performance.

Concert pictures (67 images)


1/5/08: ACCEF 2008 Chinese New Year Celebration

On January 5, 2008, the San Diego Chinese Choral Society participated in the American Chinese Culture and Education Foundation's (ACCEF) New Year Celebration at the Poway Performing Arts Center. The SDCCS performed 我的中國心 (Wǒ De Zhōng Guó Xīn, "My Chinese Heart") on stage, and combined with the San Diego Sunshine Choir (陽光合唱團), the San Diego Zhonghua Choir (中華藝術團), the Hometown Choir (老鄉合唱團) and the Sound of Spring Choir (春之声合唱团) in a joint performance of 今夜无眠 (Jīn Yè Wú Mián, "Sleepless Tonight").

Click here to go to the ACCEF website for the 2008 Chinese New Year Celebration

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