26 Feb 2019

Tuesday 26 February 2019

The world premiere of Music Teacher, Chris Artley’s specially commissioned work, O My Children, My Poor Children! for the International Schools Choral Music Society took place in front of a full house in Shanghai Symphony Hall on Saturday 23 February.

Chris Artley In Shangai

Chris Artley, far right in white tux


The performance was given by the International Schools Music Society Festival Choir made up of more than 300 singers, accompanied by Big Band and was directed by US conductor, Dr Robert Hasty

Mr Artley’s work was very popular in the concert, which also included Michael Tippett’s Five Spirituals and Benjamin Britten’s Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Here is a message he received from a student at the host school: 

Joey Lau - Hi Mr Artley, it’s such a great pleasure having you in this festival. Your song and your enthusiasm for the festival have given us students a superb impression. We all think that you're a great musician, and that you should keep your good work. Best, Your choir member