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“1st Anniversary & “Four Seasons – Winter Concert” at Centro de Cultura e Artes Performativas Cardeal Newman de Macau (CCCN)”
The “Winter Concert” is the final concert held at Centro de Cultura e Artes Performativas Cardeal Newman de Macau (CCCN) which is part of a performance series that is hosted under “Four Seasons”. The ‘Four Seasons’ is to appreciate each season and to enjoy the precious moments presented in those times. The “Winter Concert” worked mostly around the theme of Christmas as we are drawing closer to the season.
The “1st Anniversary & Four Seasons - Winter Concert” was held on 4th December 2021, with students from various high schools in Macau and professional performers from local Orchestras and Cultural Associations. This was an opportunity to perform but also to connect with the local community. The theme of the concert was to celebrate the festive season of Christmas but also to showcase music from East and West. The music performed was a variety of genres from Traditional Chinese Music to Modern Jazz to Portuguese Music.
For the concert, twelve distinguished guests participated among who are His Excellency Bishop Stephen Lee Bun Sang, Bishop of the Macau Catholic Diocese and President of ADAPEC, Ms. Leong Wai Man, Vice-Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. Cheong Veng Va, General Manager of The Macao Chinese Orchestra, Dr. Rui Jóse da Cunha, President and Founder of Fundação Rui Cunha; Reverend Professor Stephen Morgan, Rector of University of Saint Joseph, Dr. Kevin Thompson, OBE Legion d'honneur, Austrian Grand Decoration of Honour, The Master, Moon Chun Memorial College; Dr. Patricia Thompson, Chevalier de l'Odre des Palmes academiques, Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) Emeritus Fellow, Dr. Peggy Lau, Resident Fellow from Moon Chun Memorial College, Master Choi Chun Heng, famed Macao Calligrapher, Mr. Carlos Alvares, C.E.O. of BNU Macau, Ms. Catarina Costa, Ms. Mariana Sá, Publisher at Macao News and Mr. Tomos Griffiths, Executive Director of Business Development – CPG Concepts.
Nearly 70 people attended the event among whom are music enthusiasts and supporters of CCCN Macau. The Director of Centro de Cultura e Artes Performativas Cardeal Newman de Macau (CCCN), Agnes Wong in her opening remarks said “It was great for CCCN Macau to become a new symbol for arts and culture and to build a bridge for interaction with the community, so that the new generation of artists in arts and cultural development can have more opportunities and experience for creative inspiration and exchange”.
CCCN Macau combined the festive season with their milestone of completing their 1st Anniversary as a Culture Centre. CCCN Macau has hosted many activities, workshops, art exhibitions, and many more over the past year with the hard work of the staff and through the brilliant vision and guidance of Agnes Wong (Director of CCCN Macau). Over the past year, some staff members attended the Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit at the United Nations University in Macau. The Summit focused on the five Ps of the SDGs: People, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership, and Planet. Since then, CCCN Macau has tried to implement some of these points into their events and the way they work within the community. Together with the five Ps and as well with the motto of “Cor Ad Cor Loquitur” (“Heart speaks to Heart”) in which CCCN Macau strives on from St. John Henry Newman, has created a special bond within the community over the past year and in many years to come. They will continue to work tirelessly to find the best beneficial goals mutually for individuals and the community.