Indigenous Youth Choir Delights Audiences on UK Tour

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Between 22-31 May, The Bao Lai & Jian Shan Indigenous Youth Choir of Taiwan embarked on their debut UK tour, sharing the beauty of Taiwan’s indigenous culture and music with the British audience.

The choir, who were awarded Gold in the 2018 World Choir Games in South Africa, held a concert at the Blue Coat School in Birmingham on 24 May, before taking part in a joint concert with the Military Wives Choir and the Amici Mixed Choir of Okinawa Japan in Colchester on 25 May. This was followed by a flash mob event which delighted onlookers in  Cambridge outside Great St Mary’s Church on 26 May, before holding their own sold-out show in London on 29 May at the historic St James’s Piccadilly Church.

Speaking at their London concert, Representative David Lin said that through cultural exchange events such as this not only can the British audience gain a deeper appreciation of Taiwanese culture, but also develop a better understanding into the importance and beauty of the indigenous people of Taiwan.