關於福爾摩沙
首頁 > 關於福爾摩沙

成立於1994年的福爾摩沙合唱團為台灣最活躍的合唱團隊。師承美國西敏合唱學院國際級大師Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt的蘇慶俊,回國後創團並擔任藝術總監,以推廣優質台灣合唱音樂、追求精緻化合唱藝術為成立宗旨。近十八年來的努力經營,廣獲國內外各界好評。

福爾摩沙合唱團致力於豐富台灣歌謠的內涵,將台灣近百年來,從傳統到現代的旋律,賦予新的聲音與生命力。曾於2004年,應客家文化委員會委託創作、出版「客家歌謠合唱曲譜」的CD與合唱譜集;屢屢入圍或榮獲新聞局金曲獎肯定的十餘張CD,和百餘首已出版的混聲和同聲合唱曲譜,是合唱團一步一腳印,為台灣合唱文化努力耕耘下的傲人成績。

 

做為台灣最好的合唱團之一

做為台灣最好的合唱團之一,自2002年起,福爾摩沙合唱團連續十一年獲選進入「行政院文化建設委員會演藝團隊發展扶植計劃」,多次應邀於國內外藝術節表演,深獲好評。足跡遍佈美國、加拿大、澳洲、日本等地。2004年應邀前往美國紐約林肯中心Alice Tully Hall演出,獲美國「關懷台灣基金會」(Taiwanese Care, css.)頒發「傑出藝術獎」。2005年8月參加「第21屆寶塚國際室內合唱比賽」,榮獲混聲組金牌、男聲組金牌以及女聲組銀牌,同時應邀參加第七屆世界合唱節(The 7th World Symposium on Choral Music)。2007年8月受邀於日本「輕井澤合唱音樂節」演出,並擔任指揮大師班範唱團體。2008年10月,福爾摩沙合唱團應邀參加歐洲六大賽之一的西班牙第40屆TOLOSA合唱大賽,將是台灣的好聲音被國際聽見的最佳機會。

保持多元音樂風格,是福爾摩沙合唱團持續進步的動力。自 1997  年起,陸續邀請國際知名音樂家合作演出,包括伯恩斯坦最為推崇的合唱大師Joseph Flummerfelt、德國Martin Behrmann、澳洲 Stephen Leek 、瑞典 Gary  Graden 、美國 Martin  Tel  、 Anton  Armstrong 、William Dehning、日本 田中信昭、松下耕(Ko Matsushita)、花岡由裕(Hanaoka Yoshihiro)、匈牙利 Katalin Kiss、委內瑞拉 Maria Guinand;除了音樂會的合作外,還曾委託松下耕、Stephen Leek和菲律賓作曲家Francisco F. Feliciano為福爾摩沙合唱團量身改編多首台灣歌謠合唱曲。

 

福爾摩沙合唱嘉年華

自2006年起,舉辦「福爾摩沙合唱嘉年華」(Formosa Choral Festival)的活動,邀請世界知名的合唱團體來台演出,增進和國際合唱樂壇的互動與學習,邀請的演出團體有澳洲  Australian  Voices 、美國  USC Thornton Chamber Choir、日本Brilliant Harmony、Vox Gaudiosa、Ensemble Evergreen,以及韓國World Vision Korean Children’s Choir等合唱團。甚具特色的演出和精緻的人聲,不僅開闊國人的合唱視野,更藉由合唱音樂拉近了台灣與世界的距離。

做為台灣合唱音樂的品牌,福爾摩沙合唱團以既現代又古典的方式表現台灣歌謠,並專注於表演曲目深度廣度的推展。台灣孩子唱台灣歌,是緣自於對土地的情感,也緣自於血液裡那股向世人宣示自身文化的驕傲。

 

Formosa Singers

Founded in 1994, Formosa Singers has been the most exuberantly animated choir in Taiwan.  Art Director and Conductor Julian Ching-Chun Su, after receiving his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College, USA, returned to Taiwan and founded the choir, setting out to promote choral music of pristine quality and to refine the art of choir in Taiwan. The recognition of nearly seventeen years of endeavor has been extended from Taiwan to abroad.

 Formosa Singers’ dedication in enriching the spirit of Taiwan folksong has given over a century’s Taiwan music, traditional and modern alike, new sound and new life. It was commissioned by the Council of Hakka Affairs in 2004 to create and publish Hakka Folksong Choral Album and its scores. Over a dozen of CD albums, recognized by the nomination and awards for Golden Melody Award held by Government Information Office, and over a hundred published scores of mixed-voices and equal voices choir, are the abundant fruits of Formosa Singers’ steady and sure endeavor.

 As one of the best choir groups in Taiwan, Formosa Singers has been invited to perform at numerous art festivals worldwide since 2000 and received recognition. The countries visited include the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, etc. Formosa Singers was invited to perform at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York and awarded Outstanding Art’s Award by Taiwan Care Incorporated of the US. It entered the 21st Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest in August 2005 and won the golden medal of mixed chorus, golden medal of male chorus, and silver medal of female chorus, and was also invited to the 7th World Symposium on Coral Music. In August 2007, it was invited to perform at Karuizawa Choral Festival in Japan, and demonstrate at the conductor master class. In October 2008, Formosa Singers was invited to enter the 40th TOLOSA Choral Contest in Spain, one of the European Grand Prix, which will be a good opportunity for the world to hear quality Taiwan voice.

 Exploring diverse music styles has been Formosa Singers’ momentum for growth. Since 1997, renowned international musicians including Leonard Bernstein’s highly esteemed choir maestro Joseph Flummerfelt, Martin Behrmann from Germany, Stephen Leek from Australia, Gary Graden from Sweden, Martin Tel, Anton  Armstrong, William Dehning from the US, and Tanaka Nobuaki, Ko Matsushita and Hanaoka Yoshihiro from Japan, Katalin Kiss from Magyarországhave, Maria Guinand from Venezuela, have been invited to joint performances. Apart from the joint performances, Ko Matsushita, Stephen Leek and Pilipino composer Francisco F. Feliciano have also adapted several Taiwanese folksongs, molded so as to suit Formosa Singers perfectly.

 Since 2006, Formosa Choral Festival has been held in Taiwan, and renowned choir companies and groups have been invited to perform, presenting an opportunity for learning and exchange of information for the international choral music community.  The invited companies or groups included Australian Voices, USC Thornton Chamber Choir from the US, Brilliant Harmony, Vox Gaudiosa and Ensemble Everygreen from Japan, World Vision Korean Children’s Choir from Korea. Their unique styles and exquisite voices provided the Taiwan people with an elevated perspective for choral music, and the festival has also helped presenting Taiwan to the world through choral music.

 As the advocate of Taiwan choral music, Formosa Sings presents Taiwanese folksongs in a mixture of classical and modern styles, emphasizing in-depth interpretation and diversity with the selection of music. Their love for the land inspires them to sing their unique Taiwanese tunes, and to demonstrate to the world their pride for their culture.

 

 

 

© 2009~2010  FORMOSASINGERS. All Rights Reserved.
ADD: 台北市中山區民權東路2段61號2樓 TEl: (02) 2591 9422 FAX: (02) 2591 0406     網頁設計&程式設計:映鴻設計
lvdvd