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Peaceever TV Network Exclusive Report: 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the victory of World Anti-Fascist War and Chinese Sino-Japanese War. 70 years ago, the Chinese people achieved a great victory in the war against Japan after eight years of arduous fights.
On September 2, 1945, the ceremony of Japanese surrender was held on "Missouri" battleship in Tokyo Bay. China, as the victor of World War II, together with other victors ended the forces of evil allies, won the enduring human peace. Sino-Japanese War of the Chinese nation, is a just war to resist the Japanese imperialist aggression, is an important part of the world anti-fascist war. Chinese nation made great contributions to the victory of the world anti-fascist war, and for the great cause of world peace.
While the Chinese Lunar New Year is approaching, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over evil human, more than 200 singers from United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, China and Taiwan, Province of China will perform the famous "The Yellow River Cantata" at the Isaac Stern hall in the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
Conductor Yi Jie World renowned baritone Chai-lun Yueh
Kang Hua Singers
New ZealandAucklandMusic SocietyChoir
ChinaShanghai Opera House Chorus,
On February 16, the "Yellow River Cantata" will be sung by singers of the United States, New Zealand, China and Taiwan, Province of China and other choir on the same stage in Carnegie Hall. It is not only declares the determination of Chinese nation to safeguard world peace, opposes the Japanese militarism, but also is the voice of peace-loving from people of the world.
Singers of "Yellow River Cantata" chorus includes over 100 members of Kang Hua Singers of Great Hartford led by renowned musician, conductor and baritone Chai-lun Yueh, joined by members from New Zealand Auckland Music Society Choir, China Shanghai Opera House Chorus, Taiwan Dragons Choir of total over 200 people. Such large number of singers sing on the same stage of the world's famous concert hall is marvelous and will write a brilliant page on the history of 70th anniversary of the victory of World Anti-Fascist War and Chinese Sino-Japanese War.
The conductor of Yellow River Cantata is Mr. Jie Yi, Resident Conductor of Shanghai Opera Chorus. He also teaches at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. 2010, he received the Huang He Fellowship, sponsored by Asian Culture Council, to study at the Metropolitan Opera with Chorus Master Donald Palumbo. 2005, he was selected by the Internship and Overseas Fellowship for Young Conductors, sponsored by the U.S. China Cultural Institute, Cultural Associate of the Committee of 100, to study with Maestro John Nelson in Paris.
Mr. Yi has conducted and assisted conducting performances of Elijah, Messiah, Die Jahreszaiten, Carmina Burana, Mozart’s and Verdi's Requiem, Mahler Symphony No.8, Die Zauberflote, Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Carlo, La Traviata, L’elisir d’amore, Il Trittico, Turandot, The Merry Widow, Carmen, I Capulleti e i Monteki among others. He has also conducted the Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Orchestra de Besancon, Estonian National Youth Orchestra, Parnu City Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Orchestra & Chorus and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.
World renowned baritone Chai-lun Yueh will be featured as the baritone soloist singing famous “Ode to Yellow River” from the Cantata. His dramatic and powerful voice will be heard at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Mr. Yueh is an award-winning baritone with a voice described as the liquid gold. He is the first Chinese-born classical vocalist to receive a Grammy Award nomination, winner of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions of New England Region, and a finalist at the Pavarotti International Vocal Competition.
The concert is presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), a creative producing entity with unmatched integrity that is a talent incubator, a star-maker, and a presenter of broadly accessible, world-class musical entertainment.
Translated by Lisa Fan & Yaping Sun in Feb 7 2015