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East meets west as Douglas Academy choir welcome Chinese students

Photograph Jamie Forbes 7.2.14 MILNGAVIE Douglas Academy Nanjing Chinese children's art troupe performing with Douglas Academy Choir - both rehearsing auld lang syne for a performance at the Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 7.2.14 MILNGAVIE Douglas Academy Nanjing Chinese children's art troupe performing with Douglas Academy Choir - both rehearsing auld lang syne for a performance at the Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow.

Douglas Academy Chamber Choir was full of eastern promise when it took centre stage with Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe on Friday night.

The school children joined the visiting Chinese performers at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow to perform a number of songs including Robert Burns’ most famous Auld Lang Syne.

The Chinese Embassy in London organised the UK tour for the Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe, who have won various Chinese awards at national and local children’s dance and music competitions.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools at the University of Strathclyde hosted the event and selected the chamber choir at Douglas Academy to perform with the troupe. Acting director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, Fhiona Fisher, said: “We are proud to be able to host this exciting performance that showcases the outstanding talent of young people from the People’s Republic of China and Scotland.”

Prior to the performance at the concert hall, the Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe visited Douglas Academy to meet and rehearse with the choir, tour the school and talk with some pupils who are studying Mandarin.

Councillor Eric Gotts, EDC’s convener of education, said: “It is a great privilege for the Chamber Choir to have been selected to perform alongside the Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe.”

Pictured are some of the talented youngsters.

 

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