Newsflash – The Oxford Gargoyles Hong Kong Debut
shared by Henry Southern, Hong Kong
The Oxford Gargoyles is Oxford University’s premier jazz a cappella group. Coming from humble beginnings, the group was formed in 1998 by two students with a shared passion for jazz and an irrepressible urge to ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’. In the past 16 years, the group has grown into one with an exceptional reputation, both in the UK and abroad. They have performed alongside world-famous groups, such as The Real Group and The Swingle Singers, have appeared on NBC Today, competed in the finals of the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella, and have recently won the Voice Festival UK and Open Category of the BBC Choir Of The Year Competition.
2014 marks the group’s inaugural tour to Asia: on the 20th of March 2014, The Gargoyles will arrive in Hong Kong, intent on spreading their love for all things jazz to a host of people across Hong Kong and Macau. From the moment they arrive to the minute they leave, their schedule will be jam packed with concerts at some incredible
venues (such as the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, the Hong Kong Fringe Club, and performing at the world-renowned Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens), workshops with a range of different musical groups, and performances in over ten schools. The group’s president, Emma Fox, adds, “It will be a privilege to meet the alumni of Oxford University, the students from local Universities, primary and secondary students – who we hope will be encouraged to pursue their creative interests alongside their studies right through their education – and the citizens of Hong Kong and Macau. Everyone in the Gargoyles is hugely excited for this cultural exchange, and the opportunity to share our passion with the new friends we hope to make once we arrive.”
In order to make their tour possible, the group has launched its first ever crowdfunding campaign on FringeBacker, which they hope will allow them to engage with fans all over the world. In return for donations, there is a large selection of rewards on offer, including limited edition Oxford Gargoyles Tour 2014 T-shirts, CDs, and postcards. Details of the project and how you can help can be found here.
— Details of The Oxford Gargoyles’ public ticketed performances —
Friday, 21 March 2014, 8:00pm
1/F, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington St, Central $180 (includes free drink) Tickets & Enquiries: 2167 8985 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 23 March 2014, 7:00pm
B1, 1 Connaught Pl, Central $200 (door) / $180 (earlybird) (includes free drink) Tickets available at Grappa’s Cellar, Cityline, & Tom Lee Music Outlets, online & by phone: Tickets: 2111 5333 Enquiries: 2521 2322 www.cityline.com
Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Monday, 24 March 2014, 8:00pm
5 Edinburgh Pl, Central $250 / $200 / $150 (students) Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets, online & by phone: Tickets: 2111 5999, www.urbtix.hk, Enquiries: 2734 9009
Wed, Fri, Sat, 26, 28, 29 March 2014, 8:00pm