City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong proudly presents A Night at the Musicals starring Crisel Consunji, Best New Performer at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards and a former Hong Kong Disneyland artist. Performing on 12 June 2021 (Saturday) at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall at 8:00pm, the concert will co-star acclaimed local singer Raymond Young and former TVB Star artist Corinna Cheng. Hong Kong audiences will revel in a show-stopping evening of themes and hits from the world’s greatest musicals including My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Miss Saigon, Mary Poppins, Wicked, Les Misérables and more! From “Think of me” to “A Whole New World”, the concert celebrates the very best songs from the musicals we have come to know and love.
Conducted by CCOHK’s chief conductor Vahan Mardirossian, the song list line-up includes I Could have Danced All Night, Memory, Music of the Night, Think of Me, Defying Gravity, I Dreamed a Dream, Never Enough, All I Ask of You, Colours of the Wind, I Feel Pretty, I Still Believe and Too Much In Love to Care. Crisel Consunji will also preview Jessica & The Jaguars from CCOHK’s upcoming musical WILD, soon to be premiered in Hong Kong in 2022. Cantonese musicals are represented with a rendition of Eternal Love from Snow Wolf Lake by Raymond Young. Crisel Consunji is joined by Corinna Cheng in singing two of the most memorable female duets from Miss Saigon and Wicked. Raymond Young and Crisel Consunji will also sing duets from Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and Aladdin.
Award-winning actress and accomplished musical theatre performer, Crisel Consunji won Best New Performer for her acclaimed portrayal in the film “Still Human” at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards. She is excited to return to her passion for musical theatre after a ten-year break from her appearance as Bebe in The Golden Mickeys at Hong Kong Disneyland. Her roots in musical theatre began as young as ten as a member of the Repertory Philippines in Manila. Her lead roles include Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, Susan Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the Philippines.
Raymond Young has been associated with singing since 1982 when he joined Anita Mui Yim-fong as one of fifteen finalists in Hong Kong's first ever singing talent contest. He gives solo concerts for local musical producers Michael Lai and Chiu Tsang-hei and charity concerts for meaningful causes. He has appeared as a featured singer with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
Singer/actress Corinna Cheng grew up in Hong Kong and performed as an actress for TVB from 2008 to 2020. She has appeared in several popular drama series for TVB including Inbound Troubles, Come On Cousin and Limelight Years. Her lead roles in theatre include Annie, The Boy Friend, Disco Inferno, The Snow Queen, The Pajama Game, The Bluebird, Dead Man's Cell Phone and Smokey Joe's Cafe. She has also narrated performances of CCOHK’s The Snowman & The Bear.
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Crisel Consunji is an award-winning actress and an accomplished musical theatre performer. She received a nomination for Best Actress and Best New Performer at the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards and won Best New Performer for her acclaimed portrayal in the film “Still Human”. She began her professional career in theatre from the age of ten performing with the Repertory Philippines in Manila. Her roles include Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, Susan Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. She is a recipient of the prestigious Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the Philippines. In 2008 she moved to Hong Kong to work at Hong Kong Disneyland. Her performances included the lead role of Bebe in The Golden Mickeys. In recent years Crisel Consunji has also committed herself to early childhood education with a focus on arts-based learning for young children. She is the founder of Baumhaus, an arts education initiative and creative space for families which provides nurturing and support with a variety of educational and community programmes. She also leads the distribution and training for the US-based Kindermusik programme in Hong Kong which empowers families to raise their children with a love of music. Crisel Consunji has completed two master's degrees in Early Childhood Education and Global Politics.
City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) holds a unique position as one of Asia’s leading chamber orchestras. Members are professional musicians experienced in playing diverse styles ranging from Baroque and classical to East-West crossover, tango, bollywood and jazz. Since its establishment in 1999 CCOHK has performed with many world-class artists including Sir James Galway, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Dame Emma Kirkby, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Neville Marriner, Christian Lindberg, Sarah Chang, Philippe Entremont, Julian Lloyd Webber, Edgar Meyer, Branford Marsalis, Sharon Isbin, Richard Galliano and The King’s Singers. The orchestra has also collaborated with celebrities including Hayley Westenra, Richard Clayderman, Robin Gibb, Dame Edna Everage and Canto-pop stars Sandy Lam, Hins Cheung and Hacken Lee. Additional highlights include collaborations with the Vienna Boys’ Choir, The American Boychoir, the Warsaw Boys Choir, the Swedish Voices Chamber Choir and Choeur Britten. On tour CCOHK has been invited to perform in Italy, Taipei, Beijing, Chengdu and at the 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival. At home CCOHK is in high demand with performing engagements for Hong Kong Ballet, French May Arts Festival, RTHK Radio 4, the World Harp Congress and The Hong Kong International Piano Competition. In support of contemporary music CCOHK has staged world premieres of works by Daniel Binelli, Dobrinka Tabakova, Detlev Glanert, Mao Yuan and Alexander Prior, and by Hong Kong’s top composers at Musicarama and the Hong Kong Contemporary Music Festival. CDs include an internationally acclaimed release on OUR Recordings featuring the world premiere of Richard Harvey’s Concerto Incantanto with Danish recorder virtuoso Michala Petri. CCOHK’s mission to cultivate young audiences for classical music in Hong Kong has led to the creation of several original fully-staged productions incorporating actors. These include Magnificent Mozart, The Star Bach, Vivaldi Unmasked and Bug Symphony which won the Public Choice Award at the YAMawards in Portugal 2017. At the helm of CCOHK’s artistic and executive planning is CCOHK’s founder Leanne Nicholls, herself a prize-winning performer who was awarded a commendation certificate from the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2009. French conductor Jean Thorel served as chief conductor from 2008 to 2016. Armenian conductor and virtuoso pianist Vahan Mardirossian was appointed chief conductor in 2019.
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