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Chinese Vocal Competition, with Collaborative Piano, at Merkin Hall
Saturday October 1, 10:00 am - Sunday October 2, 6:30 pm$30
The 8th International Chinese Vocal Competition is one in a series of cultural and arts events sponsored by New Tang Dynasty Television.
The aim of International Chinese Vocal Competition is to promote traditional vocal arts of pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty, and provide a world arena for all Chinese vocalists to showcase their talents.
The Competition has specially invited vocalists with the world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts to serve on its panel of judges.
1, Standard operatic repertoire. NTD “International Chinese Vocal Competition” only offers Bel Canto singing.
2, Types of vocal works include Chinese classic songs, arias, and art songs.
3, The competition will consist of three rounds: Preliminaries, Semi-Finals, and Finals.
4, Preliminary round: performance of one song of contestant’s choice (selected from: a section of an aria Western opera; a lied; or one of the 30 Chinese songs provided by the Competition)
5, Semi-final round: performance of two songs: one, a section of an aria Western opera or lied; the other from the Chinese repertoire (you may choose from one of the 30 Chinese songs provided by the Competition)
6, Final round: Performance of two songs: one, a section of an aria from a western opera or an art song; the other from the Chinese repertoire (chosen from the 30 Chinese songs by the Competition, but it must be different from the piece sung in the semi-finals)
7, The Organization Committee shall provide piano accompaniment for contestants. Contestants may also bring their pianist(s).
8, Applicants are required to submit all the vocal scores, lyrics, and accompanying musical scores to the Organizing Committee with the application materials. If the vocal pieces do not conform to the criteria of the Competition, the applicant will be notified by the Organizing Committee in a timely fashion.
The following is the list of the 30 Chinese songs provided by the Competition
My Sentiment to the Yangtze River. Lyrics: Li Zhi-yi, Music: Qing Zhu
Man Jiang Hong (Full River Red). Lyrics: Yue Fei, Traditional Chinese Tune
Three Wishes of the Rose. Lyrics: Long Qi, Music: Huang Zi
On Jialing River. Lyrics: Duanmu Hongliang, Music: He Lu-ting
Homeland Nostalgia. Lyrics: Wei Han-zhang, Music: Huang Zi
Under the Silvery Moonlight. Tatars Folk Song, Adapted by Wang Luo-bin
Ga Da Mei Lin. Mongolian Folk Song
Swallow. Kazakhs Folk Song
Plum Blossoms in the Snow. Lyrics: Liu Xue-an, Music: Huang Zi
Skylark, You Wonderful Singer. Xinjiang Kazakh Folk Song
In That Distance Place. Lyrics: Wang Luo-bin, Music: Wang Luo-bin
The Gently Flowing Brook. Yunnan Folk Song, Music: Li Ying-hai
I Wait For You To Dawn. Kazakh folk song
Beautiful Girl. Kazakh Folk Song
Alam Khan. Xinjiang Folk Song
A Lovely Rose. Kazakh Folk Song
Swan Goose. Folk Song
Searching. Lyrics: D.F., Music: Gao Yuan
Pamier, My Beautiful Home. Lyrics: Di Cong., Music: Zheng Qiu-feng
Grassland in July. Lyrics: Song Bin-ting., Music: Shang De-yi
The Song In My Heart. Lyrics: D.F., Music: Guan Gui-min
A Glass of Wine. Uyghur Folk Song
What Is The Meaning Of Life? Lyrics: D.F., Music: Guan Gui-min
An Old Song. Lyrics: Wang Chi-jiu, Music: Zhu Jia-qi
Un bel di, vedremo. Puccini
Longing. Lyrics: D.F., Music: Guan Gui-min
Song of Two Places. Lyrics: Wang Sen, Zhu Liang-zhen, Music: Zhu Liang-zhen
That Is Me. Lyrics: Xiao Guang, Music: Gu Jian-fen
E’ la solita storia del pastore. Cilea
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