Monday, April 10, 2006

Cantonese Opera Singing Anyone?

Of all the local Chinese operas, I think Cantonese Opera is probably one of the most active and visible ones. Apart from the professional opera groups, there are a number of amateur ones and many are taking an interests in it.

Inside Chinatown, the Kong Chao Wui Kun (Gang Zhou Hui Guan 岡州会馆) , Gang Zhou Association, which is probably older than its building which was built in 1924, is offering Cantonese Opera Singing lessons 粤曲教唱班. This Association has been amongst the pioneers in having a Cantonese Opera and a Lion and Dragon Dance troupe.

So, if you are interested in the singing class, call them at 62239806. The building is along New Bridge Road, opposite to Pearl Centre.

3 comments:

JaVe LitTle BoY said...

mayb we shall organise a trip to hav a canto opera singin 1day.. gather all the opera lovers, regardless wat dialects.. we can go der to learn more.. :P

Kenneth said...

I'm interested in the Gang Zhou Hui Guan and it may be related to my grandpa... Can I contact you for knowing more about it?

chinatownboy said...

Sure, but I don't have contact with this Hui Guan other than I only go there each Chinese New Year eve to pay respect to my wife's late God-Grandma. (^^) You can reach me at bullockcartwater@gmail.com