Introduction

The “Chorus Cantate Domino” was established on 28th June 2009 by the blessings of Joseph Cardinal Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong. The choir in-charge for singing in the Tridentine Latin Mass at 12:30pm every Sunday in Mary Help of Christians Church, To Kwa Wan.

Purpose of the Choir

Our Choir is to use sacred music to praise God – the Creator of the world.

Aim of the Choir

Our Choir try to use our voice to bring the faithful closer to God during Mass. We also emphasize the progess in our spiritual lives, so that we may be more like and pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Foreword by our Choirmaster

“Although the history of Chorus Cantate Domino is not long and our membership not any grander than other choirs, God has always provided our choir with musicians. Since we sing at the extraordinary form of the Mass, the songs we sing are in Latin. However, it does not mean that we are separated from the rest of the diocese. First of all, the reform of the Second Vatican Council never forbids Latin chants and songs. Also, as part of the church, our choir often cooperates with choirs both inside and outside our diocese. Apart from singing at Masses, our choir also participates in various other functions, such as an evening concert in honor of Our Lady at St. Lawrence’s Church in which choirs of several local Catholic schools also took part. Our choir is an active member of the diocese of Hong Kong and it will continue to serve the local Church for the greater glory of God—Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!”

The Choir past participation on liturgy (including before the establishment of the choir)

20/2/2006
Fr. Simeon To’s 80th Birthday Concelebrate Chinese Mass in St. Lawrence’s Church
22/4/2006
Pontifical High Mass celebrated by H.E. Joseph Cardinal Zen in the Chapel of Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School
12/11/2007
Solemn High Mass singing with Taiwan’s Nan Ying Choir (南瀛混聲合唱團) in Kowloon Rosary Church
29/3/2008
Pontifical High Mass and Vespers celebrated by H.E. Joseph Cardinal Zen in Mary Help of Christians Church
21/12/2008
Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Most. Rev. Peter Elliot, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne in Mary Help of Christians Church
12/4/2009
Pontifical High Mass celebrated by H.E. Joseph Cardinal Zen, singing with Macau’s Coro Perosi in Mary Help of Christians Church
7/7/2011
Fr. Simeon To’s 55th Anniversary on his Priesthood Ordination – Solemn High Mass in St. Lawrence
8/4/2012
Pontifical High Mass celebrated by H.E. John Cardinal Tong, singing with Choir of Wah Yan College’s Kowloon, Choir of Mary Help of Christians Church, Schola Cantorum of Kowloon Rosary Church, Choir of Catholic Women’s Legion etc. about 100 people in St. Teresa’s Church
7/7/2012
Fr. Simeon To’s 56th Anniversary on his Priesthood Ordination – Solemn High Mass in St. Lawrence
27/1/2013
Solemn Vespers and Benediction, celebrate by Most Rev. Savio Hon, singing with Choir of Mary Help of Christians Church and the Mustard Seed Choir of Kowloon Rosary Church

Joining the Choir

We welcome all baptised Catholics or catechumens to sing praise to God. For enquiry, you may ask Mr. Peter Chan or Ms. Maria Chan after Mass. Also you may send e-mail to tridentine(at)live(dot)hk.