Welcome to VS/VS 歡迎來到「大華府趕集歌手」

<2/21/2020 News>

VS/VS 2020 Annual Concert has successfully concluded. Many thanks to all our sponsors, family and friends for the tremendous support. We hope everyone enjoyed the music as all the VS/VS singers had so much fun singing for you!! Please see the news report here: http://bit.ly/3bPO7H0 and visit our YouTube channel (https://rb.gy/4e7nps) for the concert recordings. See you all next time!

「VS/VS大華府趕集歌手」2020 年度音樂會已經圓滿落幕,感謝所有贊助者與愛樂朋友的支持與鼓勵!! 請參考世界日報的報導 http://bit.ly/3bPO7H0 並前往我們的YouTube頻道 (https://rb.gy/4e7nps) 來觀賞本次音樂會的影音紀錄,咱們下回見囉!

<1/19/2020 News>

VS/VS 2020 Concert

VS/VS (Vox Singers with Victor Shen) is a choral ensemble formed by a group of enthused and experienced singers. From our inception in 2015, VS/VS has established a great reputation in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This year, we again prepared a brand new multicultural repertoire in diverse styles, including the joyful "Masijabule" with original Zuru text, the a cappella hymn "Ave Generosa" written by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, "I Will Arise and Go" based on W. B. Yeats' poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", and many other choral works in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Hakka. This riveting concert will be held on February 15th at 4:30 pm at North Bethesda United Methodist Church (10100 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814). We look forward to sharing our love and joy of singing with everyone!

無論是歌詠生命之美的非洲祖魯民歌Masijabule、半生奉獻台灣的醫療傳道人馬偕藉詩寄情的「最後的住家」、百年來慰藉無數北美愛爾蘭裔移民的Danny Boy,或是人類與自然對話的「樹問」,在情人節周末,大華府趕集歌手(VS/VS)精心準備一場演唱會,用合唱詮釋不同民族、國度、不同層次的世間情愛。

大華府趕集歌手由一群悠遊合唱天地數十年、不斷追求自我挑戰的歌手於2014年組成,他們平日各有專業,周末抽空聚會演練,享受口唱心和的美好純淨,並精益求精追求優質和聲。現有成員30多人,除了駐團五位助理指揮,每年固定邀請台灣知名合唱指揮沈新欽博士於暑假、寒假的周末,回美為該團密集組訓。

趕集歌手們從長久的合唱經驗中培養出豐富的音樂素養,許多成員早在1998年沈新欽指揮在馬里蘭大學攻讀博士時就體驗到他指揮合唱的魅力。自2015年「春回地暖歌聲揚」音樂會初試啼聲後,趕集歌手逐年累積默契並增添多位年輕新血,今年甚至有來自新澤西州、紐約的團員,不遠長途跋涉之累,參加本季的演出。

和過去五屆音樂會一樣,今年的趕集歌手演唱會仍端出一套全新曲目,20多首合唱作品涵蓋古今中外、風格與曲趣殊異,中文曲還包括由張炫文譜自李白五音繁會、傳頌千古的詩作「將進酒」、2019年第一屆「音為愛」創作比賽混聲合唱作曲首獎作品「旅行的約定」、去年不幸英年早逝的青年作曲家劉新誠留世作品「點仔膠」、客家「吟唱詩人」陳永淘詞曲、黃俞憲編曲的「風平浪靜」、蕭泰然作曲的「台灣是寶島」、、、等。

外文曲目則有當今合唱界矚目的挪威新銳作曲家Ola Gjeilo的無伴奏聖歌Ave Generosa 、饒富美國南方風情的民謠Old Joe Clark;I Will Arise and Go則是由美國中生代作曲家Shawn Kirchner譜自愛爾蘭詩人葉慈的詩作,獨唱和合唱的交替,流暢而深情的賦格交疊,流暢而深情地詮釋葉慈記憶中的愛爾蘭家鄉Innisfree島嶼。

2020年趕集歌手演唱會訂於2月15日(週六)下午4時30分舉行,地點和過去五年相同,仍在馬州貝賽斯達的North Bethesda United Methodist Church (10100 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda MD)。 免票、免費入場,歡迎聆賞指教及捐款贊助。

<5/03/2019 News>

VS/VS Audition & Open House 大華府趕集歌手招募新聲

VS/VS is a choral ensemble in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area formed by a group of enthused and experienced singers under the mentorship of Dr. Victor Shen. Our repertoire includes multicultural choral music in various languages and styles. We will have an annual audition and open house on 6/29, 6:00-9:00 pm. If interested please fill out the online application https://bit.ly/2GYodmY . We will contact you to arrange audition time and location. If you have any questions please contact VS4public@gmail.com . We look forward to singing with you!

大華府趕集歌手是一群熱愛合唱並不斷追求自我挑戰的歌手,由台裔指揮沈新欽博士擔任指揮及音樂總監。我們的曲目包含古今中外不同語言和風格的合唱作品。明年的音樂會我們將帶來不同風味的中文台語和客家歌曲以及許多好聽的世界民謠,喜歡多元文化音樂的朋友們,千萬不要錯過!

有興趣的朋友請直接填妥線上報名表 https://bit.ly/2GYodmY 屆時會有專人跟您連絡並安排試唱的時間及地點,如有任何問題,請email至VS4public@gmail.com,謝謝!

VS/VS大華府趕集歌手誠摯地歡迎您,加入我們的行列!


<2/27/2019 News>

VS/VS & Vox Nova 2019 Joint Concert has successfully concluded. Many thanks to all our sponsors, family and friends for the tremendous support. Please check our YouTube channel https://goo.gl/MVNV6F for the concert recording and the news report here: https://bit.ly/2PLP1to. See you all in 2020!

「VS/VS大華府趕集歌手」「New Jersey Vox Nova 新澤西新聲室內合唱團」2019聯合音樂會已經圓滿落幕,感謝所有贊助者與愛樂朋友的支持!! 請參考世界日報的報導 https://bit.ly/2GYodmY 及我們YouTube頻道上的音樂會影音 https://goo.gl/MVNV6F.

<1/21/2019 News>

VS/VS (Vox Singers with Victor Shen) is a choral ensemble formed by a group of enthused and experienced singers. From our inception in 2015, VS/VS has established a great reputation in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This year we have a brand new program: a joint concert with “Vox Nova” from New Jersey. This exciting concert will feature some wonderful and multi-cultural music including: “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre; selections from Leonard Bernstein’s groundbreaking West Side Story; songs from the Oscar-winning, La La Land; and the traditional African folk song, “Bebethandaza”. This riveting concert will be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey on February 16th, and in Bethesda, Maryland on February 23rd. We look forward to sharing our love and joy of singing with everyone!


感謝各位愛樂者的支持,「VS/VS大華府趕集歌手」自成立已邁入第五個年頭,今年趕集歌手們即將在二月底與大家相見,由名指揮沈新欽博士親臨指導,並再次與「New Jersey Vox Nova 新澤西新聲室內合唱團」合作,希望能為觀眾帶來全新的感受。此次聯合音樂會在新澤西(2/16)及馬里蘭(2/23)兩地分別都有場次演出。曲目包括深情的希伯來情歌組曲 <Five Hebrew Love songs> ,活潑的百老匯選粹West Side Story <Something’s coming/Tonight> 、La La Land < Another Day of Sun>,新版編曲的 <丟丟銅仔>和<城南送別>, 以及非洲民謠 <Babethandaza> 等跨界多元的精彩內容。 誠摯邀請大家前來聆賞指教!

VS/VS & Vox Nova 2019 Joint Concert- New Jersey

February 16th, Saturday 5pm

Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University

81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

VS/VS & Vox Nova 2019 Joint Concert- Maryland

February 23rd, Saturday 7pm

North Bethesda United Methodist Church

10100 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814