Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Chinese Taipei
Conductor: Yu-Chung Johnny Ku Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir (TPCC) is a 30-voice chamber choir from Chinese Taipei. It was established in 1993, out of the 150-voice Taipei Philharmonic Chorus (founded in1972). TPCC has an impressive history of performing overseas. The choir has participated in various International Choral Festivals, such as the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music in Minneapolis/St. Paul, U.S.A. in 2002, Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, U.S.A. in 2006, ACDA National Conventions in Chicago in 2011, Polyfollia Festival in Saint Lo, France in 2013, Next Wave Festival in New York, U.S.A. and Melbourne Festival in 2017, among others. In 2016, TPCC was invited to perform in the “Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta” in Vatican. In addition to performing internationally, TPCC also invites internationally renowned conductors to Chinese Taipei as guest-conductors frequently. The choir has worked with Helmuth Rilling, Maria Guinand, Gábor Hollerung, Jonathan Velasco, Fred Sjöberg, André Thomas, Jānis Liepiņš, Alexander Solovyev, Ambrož Čopi, among others. The repertoire of TPCC ranges from renaissance to contemporary, from European classics to Asian countries, and the compositions with Chinese Taipei and Chinese heritage. On top of these choral treasures, TPCC has also been commissioning and premiering more than 200 new works from Chinese Taipei composers and composers around the world since 1993. TPCC’s albums have constantly been nominated for “Golden Melody Award”, and have won “Best Album” award and “Best Singing Performance” awards several times.