Book tickets to Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata, on October 1st 2016

Tickets are now available to hear China’s favourite choral work, Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata, China’s flagship choral work sung in Mandarin!

Chopsticks Choral Society have announced a major concert at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, on Saturday, 1st October. The concert will feature a range of Chinese classical choral music, blending the best of eastern and western musical traditions. The performance will feature choristers, soloists, and musicians from the UK, China, and around the world, under the direction of Beijing-based maestro, Nicholas Smith OBE, who will also conduct the concert.

Composed by Xian Xinghai (冼星海) amid the turmoil of 1939 and the Japanese occupation of China, and the near-disintegration of the country, Yellow River Cantata is celebrated by the Chinese people in the same way as Handel’s Messiah is adored by western music lovers. The work exquisitely blends traditional Chinese folk music elements and motifs with western classical forms.  It takes the audience on a breathtaking emotional journey along the great Yellow River, the birthplace of the nation. The Cantata is unmistakably Chinese in cadence and rhythm but describes themes of pain, loss, hope and courage that make its appeal truly universal.


Group discounts available on 10+ tickets. Tickets are available via the Cadogan Hall Box Office (click here)  or by phone on 020 7730 4500


Theresa Booth 020 7706 4713  or  H-J Colston 07881 935412