The 35th CCSR Annual Concert
Press Release (March 30, 2018)


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2018 poster

The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester (CCSR), directed by Dr. Ming-Lun Lee, will present its 35th Anniversary Concert in the Penfield High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 7:00PM. This concert will perform a collection of Chinese and English art and folk songs under the theme of “Rhythm of Life”.
The concert also features saxophonists Aiwen Zhang and Jiaqi Zhao, both with Eastman School of Music, and the Plank Road South Elementary Chorus conducted by Jason Jones with pianist Megan Ring.  All the song lyrics of the chorus performances will be automatically displayed in both Chinese and English on the stage screen for the audience in real time. This system was developed in the Audio Information Research (AIR) lab at the University of Rochester, directed by Dr. Zhiyao Duan, the current president of CCSR.

Ticket donations are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or by online purchase at  For further information, please see the attached concert poster and visit the CCSR website at

Contact Person:
Youti Kuo, Secretary & Past President
The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester
Tel: 585-377-0063

About The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester
The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester (CCSR) was established in 1983 and incorporated in October, 1986 as a non-profit educational organization. The Society obtained IRS 501 (C) (3) tax exempt status in October, 2012. 

The mission of the Society is to promote the appreciation of Chinese culture through choral singing and concert performance. The Society focuses mainly on Chinese repertoire to introduce Chinese heritage and to promote cultural exchange within the community by holding annual concerts in Rochester. The CCSR has been invited to perform in Ottawa, Toronto and New York City.  For many years, the CCSR has been awarded DEC Arts Grants by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. 
The CCSR has brought Chinese music to many young students by collaborating with local schools such as the Mendon Center Elementary School Choir, Fairport High School Polyphonic Choir, Park Road Elementary School Chorus, Calkins Road Middle School Choir, Jefferson Road Elementary Chorus, and Fairport Northside Elementary School Chorus.   In March, 2014, CCSR was invited to have a joint concert at Keuka College.  In 2015 CCSR was selected to participate in the RACF Annual Luncheon Event Exhibition.  We look forward to many more years of cultural exchange with the greater Rochester community.

Ticket donations are $7 for adult and $5 for student/senior, available at the door or by calling 585-377-0063.


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Ming-Lun Lee

Ming-Lun Lee

Mei-En Chou


Ying Quartet performed at the 25th Anniversary concert

Also at the 25th concert was ECMS Professor of Saxophone Chien-Kwan Lin
Chien-Kwan Lin

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