HTYC golden jubilee celebration with students’ artistic attainments
A visual arts exhibition and an online concert were organised in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Y.W.C.A. Hioe Tjo Yoeng College and showcase students’ artistic attainments.
Step Out – Courageous Attempts
The 9-day Visual Arts Exhibition was held at 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, and featured nearly 60 exhibits, including glass art, western painting, neon signs, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese paper-cutting art, all of which were works done by the students. The art ambassadors and teacher helped visitors to discover the beauty of the works by introducing the concept and stories behind.
Visitors loved to check in at the area with neon signs, in which students showed their understanding of the unique visual language and typographic aesthetics of Hong Kong by using luminous wire with iron wire to create inspirational and encouraging words.
One can imagine how important music is for the students as both the current and former headmaster mentioned in their interviews that Hioe Tjo Yoeng College is a “singing school”. The concert not only featured performances by current students, e.g. the school choir, the a cappella team Odyssey, the worship team, etc., but also invited a number of past students, including saxophonists Anthony Wah, Charles Ng, London-based opera singer Yau Wai May, the Absent Brother member Tse Chin Tung and C AllStar member Jase Ho.
In addition to their brilliant performances, the graduates also shared interesting stories and how they got inspired into music in the alma mater. Many of them mentioned that it is a good time to try new things and discover one’s interest during secondary school life. It is also important to push forward in pursuing one’s goal.
Y.W.C.A. Hioe Tjo Yoeng College has always placed emphasis on the holistic development of its students and will continue to create room for students to explore their abilities and develop their strengths.