We held a musical festival to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of our centre, the Manchester Chinese Centre. MCC has grown from humble beginnings in Ardwick, Manchester to become an internationally recognized charity organization (Reg.:111421). MCC has been involved with many local organisations and has many volunteers who have dedicated themselves in doing good community work, from education to cooking for the homeless.
We felt that it was important to establish a Music festival to help the children to understand and enjoy the music rather than just do it for an music exam. In 2018 Manchester Chinese Centre organised and hosted the Chinese Music festival at St James and Emmanuel Church, Didsbury. In 2018, a record number of 61 groups and solo performers took part doubling the figure from 2017. Performances were made of violinists, pianists, Guzheng players, singers and dancers demonstrating the wide talents in Manchester. The year 2018 was particularly special to MCC, as increasingly more children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia were encouraged to take part. MCC provided support for parents and children to help prepare for their performances and this was met with overwhelmingly positive response.
To mark the 2019 Chinese New Year, MCC was invited by Mr. Zheng Xiyuan, Consul General of the People’s Republic of Chinese in Manchester to attend the “Spring in Manchester 2019: Chinese New Year Concert and Reception” (曼城之春新年音乐会暨2019年春节招待会”) on 23rd January 2019. It was a great experience in listening to the Chinese music and share our love for Chinese music to encourage greater integration across different countries.
“Exploring the inspirations of nature, piano music and poetry “saying goodbye” by Sukna Chen. The festival promises to truly be a case of tales in words and music. This is unique performance!” Said Ying Ying Han