Chinese Choral Society of Rochester

36th Annual Concert

35th Annual Concert

The Chinese Choral Society of Rochester (CCSR) was established in 1982 and incorporated in October of 1986 as a non-profit educational organization. The purpose of the Society is to promote the appreciation of Chinese culture through chorus practices and concert performances in general public. The Society focuses mainly on Chinese repertoire to enrich our culture heritage and to generate culture exchanges within the greater Rochester community. Aside from annual concerts, CCSR had been invited to perform in Ottawa in 1985, Toronto and New York City in 1989. In recent years, CCSR has received Arts Grants from the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater. Additionally, CCSR has expanded its community involvement by inviting Mendon Center Elementary Choir and Fairport High School Polyphonic Choir for performing Chinese music in its annual concerts.

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Current President: Ray Ju
Current Conductor: Ming-Lun Lee
Current Pianist: Mei-En Chou

Ming-Lun Lee

李明倫 Ming-Lun Lee, Conductor
Ming-Lun Lee is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Rochester. He teaches several courses for the Audio and Music Engineering Program. Lee has received a Ph.D. degree in Historical Musicology and Music Theory from the University at Buffalo and master’s degrees in Musicology and Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Lee studied choral conducting with Chia-Fen Weng and voice with Chung-Kung Lin and Chi-Ling Hong. He has appeared as a guest conductor with Ching-Yun Choir and National Defense Medical Center Choir and as a baritone soloist with Ching-Yun Choir, National Taiwan Normal University Music Department Chorus, and University at Buffalo Choir. He was selected to participate in several master classes held by distinguished conductors, including Dirk DuHei, Gábor Hollerung, Edward Maclary, Robert Page, Kurt Suttner, and William Weinert. He has been invited to be a guest lecturer at the Taipei International Choral Festival in 2013, 2016, and 2018. Lee has been doing research on 3D immersive audio recording and has recorded over 40 concerts at the Eastman School of Music. Lee is currently the music director of the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester and the vocal coach of the Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester.

Mei-En Chou

周媺恩 Mei-En Chou, Pianist
Mei-En Chou is a doctoral candidate in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Jean Barr and holds a Graduate Assistantship in Opera Accompanying. She is the pianist of the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester, the Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester, and the Eastman Community Chamber Singers. Ms. Chou gives annual recital tours with pianist Chiao-Ju Hung as the duo MusiC2, and has appeared as a soloist with the Dallas American Asian Youth Orchestra, the Greece Symphony Orchestra, the Red River Wind Symphony, and the Sun Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performance with the North Texas Wind Symphony of the Husa Concertino was released as part of the CD “Domains” in December 2008 (GIA Publications)

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