The Ching-Yun Choir, incorporated in 1973, is one of the foremost choruses in Taiwan. The Ching-Yun Chorus, composed of alumni of two best senior high schools in Taiwan, the Chien-Kuo Senior High School and the Taipei Municipal First Girls’ Senior High School, enjoys the loftiest reputation of alumni choruses in the whole Chinese world.
Being one of the oldest choruses in Taiwan, Ching-Yun has witnessed the growing stronger of the population of the choir philharmonic. The Ching-Yun Chorus is now directed by Prof. Cheng-Pu Chang, Taiwanese choral conductor, holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from University of Miami and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Now, Dr. Chang is in his 10th year as the conductor of Ching-Yun Choir, Taipei, and his 5th year as the conductor of Kaohsiung Chamber Choir. He also teaches choral courses at National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, and Tainan Theological College & Seminary.
Dr. Chang’s choirs have worked with major orchestras in Taiwan, and have performed major works as Beethoven Symphony No.9, Schönberg Gurre-Lieder, Orff Carmina Burana, and operas as Mozart Die Zauberflöte and Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus. Choirs under his direction have toured domestically and internationally to Singapore, Macau, and Japan.
Dr. Chang frequently serves as adjudicator in Taiwan’s Annual School Music Competition and various choral competitions in Taiwan. He was also one of the adjudicators of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2011 and 2014.
Professor Chang leads the Ching-Yun Chorus to explore all fields of choral music, from 16th century music to modern music. The Ching-Yun Chorus holds formal performances frequently, including the Premiere of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor in Taiwan, the Night of Huang You-Di, the concert “Devoted to the Motherland” and lots of other successful performances.