A Christmas Celebration!

Conductor Jonathan Schiffman
Chorus SingFest Choral Academy & Festival Chorus
Chorus Master Patrick Chiu



Symphony No 35 in D, K385, “Haffner”: I Allegro con spirito


Excerpts from Christmas Oratorio, BWV248


Symphony No 35 in D, K385, “Haffner”: II Andante 


From Messiah: Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born


Symphony No 35 in D, K385, “Haffner”:  III Menuetto & IV Presto


From Messiah: Chorus: Hallelujah


Slavonic Dances, Op 46 Nos 1 & 8

Johann Strauss Jr

On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op 314

Gloria Shayne

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Johnny Marks

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

John Finnegan

Christmas Singalong

Celebrate Christmas with famous choruses from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio! Joined by SingFest Choral Academy & Festival Chorus, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will bring you a selection of festive music under the baton of conductor Jonathan Schiffman. You may even get to sing along to your favourite carols! Also featured in the programme are orchestral gems such as Johann Strauss Jr’s The Blue Danube, Mozart’s Symphony No 35 in D (excerpts) and Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances.



Jonathan Schiffman (Conductor)
© Guy Vivien

Hong Kong Sinfonietta:
A Christmas Celebration!
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Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

3 December 2016 (Saturday)


4 December 2016 (Sunday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$340, $220, $140

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 1.10.2016
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

“The orchestra charmed, cajoled and astounded.”  Bachtrack.com