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St John's Cathedral

Music Staff


Felix Yeung, Director of Music

Award-winning conductor Felix Yeung currently combines his office as Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral and Provincial Music Director of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. He is also Music Director Die Konzertisten, one of Hong Kong’s foremost chamber choirs. Felix was given the Award for Young Artist (Music) in 2015 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He is also a 2015 recipient of Jebsen & Co. Choral Arts Youth Scholarship awarded by World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association.  He is appointed the Director of Music of the Lambeth Conference 2020.

Felix has conducted Die Konzertisten in performances of Bach St Matthew Passion, Purcell Dido and Aeneas, Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, Fauré Requiem, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, Howell Requiem, and Bruckner Mass in E minor among others. In 2014, Felix led the choir to perform with the world-renowned countertenor, Iestyn Davies, who made his Asia début. He has also prepared the choir for internationally acclaimed conductors such as Stephen Layton, Jonathan Cohen, John Butt, and Chen Yun-hung, performing pieces such as Handel Messiah, Bach St John Passion, and Mozart Requiem.

As chorusmaster of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Chorus and Die Konzertisten, Felix has prepared these choirs for performances of Wagner Das Liebesmahl der Apostel with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra & Male Choir (2018), Debussy Pelleas et Melisande (2018), Bright Sheng Dream of the Red Chamber (2017), and Gluck Iphigenia in Tauris with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2014). This year, the Festival Chorus performed Zhou Long Madame White Snake (The first Chinese winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music), whereas Die Konzertisten performed Berlioz Lélio with Les Siècles.

Felix is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he obtained an MMus with distinction under the tutelage of conductors Patrick Russill and Paul Brough. He was awarded the Academy’s coveted premier prix, the DipRAM, for outstanding performance in his final recital, and has obtained the LRAM diploma in choral conducting pedagogy. Upon finishing his graduate studies, Felix became the first Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory, and worked closely with the Oratory Junior Choir for all of their rehearsals and services, as well as assisting in the Oratory’s major Latin liturgies. Felix read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was also music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir.

  

 

Peter Yue, Cathedral Organist

Peter Yue graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied the organ, piano, accompaniment and choral conducting. During his years at the Academy, he obtained the Professional Certificate (RAM), the L.R.A.M. Diploma and was awarded the Frederick Keene Prize for Organ Performance. He is also a holder of the L.R.S.M. Diploma.

Since his return to Hong Kong, he became a staff member of the Music Office of the Hong Kong Government, and had been very active as an accompanist to local and visiting instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs in concerts.

He has also given organ recitals at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and St. John’s Cathedral where he is now the Organist. He is also an organ instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Alan Tsang, Assistant Director of Music

Alan Tsang began his vocal and liturgical music training at Dean Close School in Britain, where he sang in its chapel choir and took prizes at Cheltenham Festival.  Subsequently he became Choral Scholar at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square and completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in London.

An experienced baritone, he has worked with many eminent conductors in Europe and at home in Hongkong, in concerts and operas. Also a keen recitalist, his repertory includes major works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Fauré, Brahms and modern compositions. He appears regularly with and serves as vocal coach to the choir Die Konzertisten. Alan has performed for the Government of HKSAR in both London and Singapore, and at the 1st July Flag-Raising ceremony. For six consecutive years he has also taken on singing a variety of national anthems for HKSevens at the Hong Kong Stadium.

Alan arrived at St John’s in 2008, first, as Music Officer and Assistant Choirmaster. Now in the position of Assistant Director of Music, he also leads the Evensong Choir, the Chinese Choir and the Cathedral Brass. He teaches singing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and maintains his private studio. He is also the conductor of the Choir of St James’ Church, and the Combined Choir of the annual Ecumenical Prayer Week.

 

Jonathan Yip, Sub-Organist 

Previously also the Sub-Organist in 2010-11 during his gap year, Jonathan has returned to St John's after 5 years in the UK.

Jonathan started learning the organ in 2008, when he was a sixth form student at The King's School, Canterbury. He was taught by John Robinson, then Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. Jonathan won in the Open Class of the 2009 Kent County Organists' Association Organ Festival.

Jonathan studied at the University of Cambridge in 2011-14, where he read English and was made an Organ Scholar of Robinson College. As Organ Scholar, Jonathan directed the Chapel Choir of Robinson College under the guidance of Jeremy Thurlow and Tim Brown, conducting and accompanying the weekly chapel services, and leading the choir on tour to Austria, Germany, and Italy. When in Cambridge, Jonathan studied organ under Anne Page, and historical performance under Douglas Hollick.

After graduating in 2014, Jonathan went Northwards to Scotland, and was appointed the joint-posts of Organ Scholar at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, and Director of Music at St Ninian's Church, Edinburgh. He also taught piano at Fettes College.

In 2016 Jonathan returned to Hong Kong, and is now working as both an English teacher at Po Leung Kuk's Vicwood Sixth Form College, and the Sub-Organist at St John's Cathedral.