Our choir was started in 1978 by a small group of expats in Hong Kong and now we have some 70 members from a dozen different nations. Over the years we have performed on conventional and unconventional stages at home and overseas. We are an entirely amateur group and many of our performances are for charity. We frequently perform in Hong Kong and we travel as often as we can to sing in places in the Asia region such as Thailand, the Philippines, China and Vietnam. We have also performed at prestigious places and events such as the Festival of male Choirs at the Albert Hall in London and Sydney Opera House.

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The HKWMVC is delighted to announce the appointment of
Colin Touchin as our new Musical Director. Colin is a British conductor and composer, clarinettist and recorder-player, festival adjudicator and broadcaster. Colin’s distinguished record of conducting and composing includes fifteen years as Director of Music at the University of Warwick, and conductor of award-winning ensembles at county and national level in the U.K. He has composed for and conducted National Youth Wind Orchestras of Great Britain, Wales, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. He is Guest Conductor of the Essex Chamber Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the London Charity Orchestra and Guest Conductor of the Lufthansa Orchestra.

His current work includes composing commissions for bands, choirs, orchestras and schools, and conducting the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong with Hayley Westenra, and the Hong Kong Police Band in the annual Christmas Concert in the Park televised over half of Asia. His compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and local TV and radio; he has recorded several series of radio talks for RTHK (Hong Kong).

For further details of Colin's distinguished career, click here.

Finally, a massive thank you to Howard Topper for the last eight years as our Musical Director and for the huge strides forward we have taken during his tenure. We wish Howard the very best in his retirement back in the U.K.