Joining The Juilliard School’s Global Council

Richard and Michelle Chen, and Damian Woetzel (president of The Juilliard School)
Richard and Michelle Chen, and Damian Woetzel (president of The Juilliard School)

 

We are delighted to share the following announcement from The Juilliard School.

Chenter Foundation has been appointed as a founding member of the Juilliard Global Council. Our foundation will be represented by Michelle Chen (Chenter Foundation President) and Richard Chen (Chenter Foundation Secretary/Treasurer).

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

The Juilliard Journal

The seven founding members of the Global Council are leaders and philanthropists in the performing arts that have convened to advance Juilliard’s mission and global presence. The members also serve as global ambassadors of the school. Through their extensive networks, members will help broaden the school’s outreach to communities of like-minded music lovers.

Chenter Foundation is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving children’s lives through health care, education, music and the performing arts. We believe in Juilliard’s world-class education and partner with Juilliard to support their young artists in spreading music worldwide with specially endowed scholarships. We believe education, health care, music and the performing arts are not privileges but everyone’s fundamental rights.

 

Alexandra Woroniecka, Juilliard student and recipient of the Chenter Foundation Cathy and Tony Chen Scholarship

Under the umbrella of the Chenter Foundation, Licha Stelaus Productions was established to spread empathy and compassion through music and the performing arts. Our concerts are inclusive events designed especially for people and groups who lack the opportunities to enjoy high-caliber concerts. In addition, we endeavor to nurture future generations of talented musicians and performing artists with our concert productions.

The world is chaotic and hectic. Nevertheless, we hope to heal hearts and uplift spirits through music’s powers.

 

 

Juilliard School journal (Page 2 for Global Council news): http://online.fliphtml5.com/tnxj/ftyx/#p=4

 

Chenter Foundation Cathy and Tony Chen Scholarship for Classical Music: https://www.chenterfoundation.org/congratulations-to-alexandra-woroniecka/

Juilliard School 2022 Commencement: https://www.juilliard.edu/school/news/media-gallery#/media-gallery/video/156181/juilliard-congratulates-class-2022
www.ChenterFoundation.org

www.LichaStelaus.com

Thank You University of Hawaii Foundation!

Thank you University of Hawaii Foundation for the wonderful letters of appreciation! We’re really happy and proud to see that we’ve been able to make a positive impact on so many students’ lives. We hope the students enjoy and cherish their education as we continue to empower and improve the lives of those in need.

Congratulations to Alexandra Woroniecka!

Congratulations to Alexandra Woroniecka for receiving the Chenter Foundation Cathy and Tony Chen Scholarship and attending The Juilliard School. Alexandra is a 19 year old Polish-American violinist studying at The Juilliard School under Mr. Hyo Kang, and she has performed in well-known halls such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, The Łancut Castle in Poland, and at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Young Musicians Concert in 2015.

Click to read her full biography

Photo used with permission from Ms. Woroniecka and The Juilliard School.

University of Hawai’i – Next Steps to Your Future

Update!

Chenter Foundation has awarded 119 scholarships this past summer for high school graduates in need to enable them to attend University of Hawaii college systems. Congratulations!

On the News!
 

Chenter Foundation is proud to be one of the first scholarship funding partners for this very important education project  to promote Hawaii public high school graduates’ college attendance.

Participants can attend free summer classes at University of Hawaii community colleges, benefit from personal advisors, and explore their career options. They will also be eligible for scholarships to attend University of Hawaii campuses in Fall 2021.

 

Details of this program can be found at nextsteps.hawaii.edu or simply text “nextsteps” to (808) 437-2719 by May 30, 2021.

 

The Chenter Foundation would like to honor and give special mention to Susana and Jorge Ho for providing scholarship support to aspiring students through the Chenter Foundation Susana & Jorge Ho Next Steps Scholarship. Thank you for giving these students opportunities they otherwise might not have had. Learn more here

 

We believe health, education, and music are not privileges, but are basic rights of everyone.

We believe widespread proper education is a critical element for a stable society.

*While Chenter Foundation participates in financial grants to this project, determination of eligibility are solely by University of Hawai’i

Photos and Videos: University of Hawai’i Foundation

Holiday Greetings from Norway!

We received this lovely message and song from our friends at Nidarosdomens Guttekor filmed in their majestic home, Nidaros Cathedral. It brought back wonderful memories of our Asian tours and charity concerts in Norway. Thank you and we look forward to more collaborations!
The song is Norway’s most beloved Christmas hymn “Deilig er jorden”. It’s melody is originally a German hymn “Schönster Herr Jesu”, dating back to 1677. In Norway, it is tradition to sing this song at the end of Christmas concerts, and, of course, at the end of the Christmas eve services.
On 24 December 2020, the Norwegian television will broadcasted live from the Nidaros Cathedral and this song was sung by all Norwegians lead by Nidarosdomens Guttekor.
Licha Stelaus Productions is an affiliate of Chenter Foundation
Find out more about this fabulous choir and previous concerts videos and photos
Video: © Nidarosdomens Guttekor. All Rights Reserved.

Festival Winds 2019

The highly anticipated band event of the year “Festival Winds” organised by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) came back for its second year! Festival Winds is a premier musical experience for students (Secondary School and above) throughout Singapore to come together and perform with one another. At Festival Winds, students participated in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 4 days. At the end of the Festival, students performed a full length concert to demonstrate their growth and development.

Festival Winds 2019 welcomed new sponsors Chenter Foundation, Licha Stelaus Productions and new venue partner Nanyang Polytechnic alongside their returning sponsor The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Attendees could also look forward to catching their favourite Band Directors in action as the Band Directors’ Association Band took the stage for the Festival Winds Honour Band Concert. Festival Winds Honour Band Concert was conducted by BDA(S)’s esteemed advisor, Dr Leonard Tan from the National Institute of Education and Director of Music of the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band ME5 Tan Aik Kee Ken Steven.

The 4-day event, targeted at students aged 13 years old and above, was helmed by some of the top local professional directors with the following objectives:
– To provide a platform for band members from different schools to interact in a learning and performance environment
– To introduce ensemble playing and full band training to participants
– To create opportunities to foster camaraderie and teamwork
– To equip student leaders to be role models in discipline and skills to lead and assist other band members in music matters

Students were separated into 3 groups, based on their number of years of experience, and put through a series of intense ensemble and combined band training.

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Singapore Concert

Licha Stelaus Productions once again brings to Singapore a dynamic boys choir from South Africa, the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Winning world choral competitions, traveling and winning hearts, this boys choir brings you the rhythm of the heartland of Africa and the people.

Come be mesmerised by the mystic rhythms of Africa that will sure uplift your energy. One night only in Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, a performance not to be missed.

 

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Kaohsiung Concert

-About the choir school

德拉肯斯堡男童合唱學校是南非為數不多、享譽全球的聲樂學校之一,這所學校為兒童提供獨特的教育環境,學校課程提供了均衡的發展,鼓勵男孩成為男孩,享受自然,保持活躍。學校周圍著名的世界遺產自然景觀龍山山脈激發了男孩們的探險精神,教會的教育傳統同時培養了男孩們音樂天賦中的思想和表達能力。

合唱學校的原址為Tungay家族的農場,擔任當地三一教堂合唱指揮的學校創辦人John Tungay於1967年將農場改造為合唱學校,第一年有60位男童註冊入學,現在在學人數約為120名,年齡在9至15歲之間。學校在1995年建有600個座位的禮堂,每週三舉行音樂會。每週三的音樂會及定期舉辦的「山中之聲」音樂節與各地的藝術家合作,已被南非政府認可為該國重要的文化活動,並為合唱團培養了來自全球的忠實聽眾。學校的願景是建立一個多種族,多文化的合唱學校,經常被稱為「南非歌唱大使」,今(2019)年將首次在南非國家藝術節演出。

五十多年過去,德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團如今已經常在國際巡迴演出,近期於2018年參加兩年一度的世界合唱大賽,在Scenic Pop/Show Choir組獲得金牌,其活潑動感兼俱優美音色的演出在社群媒體中廣為流傳。最近的巡迴演出包括美國,韓國,荷蘭,德國,奧地利,日本和瑞士,並計劃於2019年9月前往英國。

-Artistic Director

藝術總監

Bernard Krüger自2016年起擔任德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團藝術總監,出於南非,畢業於荷蘭海牙皇家音樂院。過去曾擔任過南非Kearsney College管弦樂團及合唱團的藝術總監,有豐富的國際巡演及比賽經驗。雖然Krüger自小接受正統古典音樂教育,但觀察並體現當代的脈動一直是他為合唱團挑選曲目時的重要條件,他對音樂及教育的熱忱使得德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團能貫徹其多種族、跨文化的目標。

https://www.lichastelaus.com/

 

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Taipei Concert

-About the choir school

德拉肯斯堡男童合唱學校是南非為數不多、享譽全球的聲樂學校之一,這所學校為兒童提供獨特的教育環境,學校課程提供了均衡的發展,鼓勵男孩成為男孩,享受自然,保持活躍。學校周圍著名的世界遺產自然景觀龍山山脈激發了男孩們的探險精神,教會的教育傳統同時培養了男孩們音樂天賦中的思想和表達能力。合唱學校的原址為Tungay家族的農場,擔任當地三一教堂

合唱指揮的學校創辦人John Tungay於1967年將農場改造為合唱學校,第一年有60位男童註冊入學,現在在學人數約為120名,年齡在9至15歲之間。學校在1995年建有600個座位的禮堂,每週三舉行音樂會。每週三的音樂會及定期舉辦的「山中之聲」音樂節與各地的藝術家合作,已被南非政府認可為該國重要的文化活動,並為合唱團培養了來自全球的忠實聽眾。學校的願景是建立一個多種族,多文化的合唱學校,經常被稱為「南非歌唱大使」,今(2019)年將首次在南非國家藝術節演出。

五十多年過去,德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團如今已經常在國際巡迴演出,近期於2018年參加兩年一度的世界合唱大賽,在Scenic Pop/Show Choir組獲得金牌,其活潑動感兼俱優美音色的演出在社群媒體中廣為流傳。最近的巡迴演出包括美國,韓國,荷蘭,德國,奧地利,日本和瑞士,並計劃於2019年9月前往英國。

-Artistic Director

藝術總監

Bernard Krüger自2016年起擔任德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團藝術總監,出於南非,畢業於荷蘭海牙皇家音樂院。過去曾擔任過南非Kearsney College管弦樂團及合唱團的藝術總監,有豐富的國際巡演及比賽經驗。雖然Krüger自小接受正統古典音樂教育,但觀察並體現當代的脈動一直是他為合唱團挑選曲目時的重要條件,他對音樂及教育的熱忱使得德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團能貫徹其多種族、跨文化的目標。

https://www.lichastelaus.com/