Chatswood Chinese New Year Celebration Day

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Welcome in the year of the Tiger at one of Sydney’s largest Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2022 the festivities will feature entertainment such as Chinese Opera, K-pop, traditional dance and lunar new year delicacies.

Come to the steps of The Concourse and enjoy a line up of performances from community groups to professional acts showcasing Chinese talent until 7:30pm. The day will have two colourful lion and dragon dance performances. Come early to make sure you get the best view. You might even get to go up close to a lion or dragon after the performance.

The Golden Market will also be extended, so make sure to browse all the stalls with plenty of gift and goodies to take home until 9pm.

Performance schedule 

Time

Performance

10:30am

Lion and Dragon Dance by Qing Fong

Get in early to secure the best spot to see the incredible team from Qing Fong as they wow you with their Lion and Dragon dancers.

11:30am

East West fusion by Phoenix Collective

A fusion of east and west, the Phoenix Collective is a quartet of violin, viola and cello that will be joined by an Erhu player. Phoenix Collective’s erhu concerts are diverse and unique, featuring Ying Liu on traditional Chinese erhu (Chinese Fiddle). This program explores traditional Chinese folk music, improvisation and modern experimental techniques which present exquisite melodies contrasting with intense visceral playing, representing the contrasts between traditional Chinese culture and artificial consumerism.

12:00pm

Traditional and Modern Instrumentals by Sydney Guyun Guzheng Arts Academy

Julia Luo, Kathy Zhou and Sylvia Wang from the Sydney Guyun Guzheng Arts Academy will transport you to ancient times with their traditional Chinese music. They’ll play classical tunes as well as some more recent music inspired traditional instruments.
The Sydney Guyun Yaxuan Guzheng Arts Academy, founded in 2015, is a professional guzheng training institution. This academy has been established for countless guzheng lovers providing a professional opportunity to learn the guzheng. The academy’s resident guzheng orchestra was invited to various prominent performances including at the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Town Hall, the Sydney Star Casino and other major Cultural Festivity.

12:30pm

Cantonese Opera and Pop by Australasian Art & Stagework

Michael Quan and Joey Chan will take the stage and perform some of the popular Cantonese Opera songs as well as contemporary music. Michael is trainedsince a teenager and was a member of Epping Choir tenor group. He is also a Cantonese opera singing/performance enthusiast. Joey has extensive singing experience having performed in several countries. Born in Hong Kong she discovered her passion in singing at her first performance as a 10-year-old. She is proficient in singing Pop in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Her appealing voice and choreography always bring a magic moment to audiences. She recently appeared on 2021’s The Voice Australia.

1:30pm

Theatrical Opera by Wendy-Lee Purdy

Wendy's exciting and diverse international career includes leading roles in theatre, concerts, recordings, film, TV, voice-overs, commercials and teaching. As well as completing a Bachelor of Music Education Degree at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Wendy also graduated from London University with a master's degree in Musical Theatre, pathway producing and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Most recently, Wendy can be seen in cameo roles in The Crown series 4 and the much-anticipated film, Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Wendy is thrilled to return to Sydney and perform in Half Time at the Hayes Theatre.

2:00pm

Classical Piano by Vivian Li Piano School

Local piano teacher, Vivian Li and her students brings classical music to the day’s celebration with music’s greats.

3:00pm

Pop by Jeva

The moniker of Australian-Chinese pop artist, JËVA, is by 2010s R&B, 2nd Generation K-Pop, and Taylor Swift. Using music as a safe space for self-reflection and healing, his new EP consists of witty, singalong lyrics, euphoric, often tropical pop melodies, and tons of relatability. His song ‘Typhoon’ was a finalist in Tones And I’s 2020 That One Song contest. This was followed by the release of ‘Good Friends’ in November of last year.

3:30pm

Asian Pop Dance by Sydney Dance Groups

Some of the Sydney’s best dance groups take the stage to the tunes of CPOP and KPOP, including Halex, E.X.L and UmIX with singer Priscilla. Don’t miss out!

4:00pm

Lion and Dragon Dance by Qing Fong

Qing Fong returns in the afternoon for their final Lion and Dragon dance performance. If you miss out, it will be next year that you’ll see this spectacular show on The Concourse.

5:00pm

Dizi and Yangqin Traditional Chinese Instruments by Billy and Miumiu

Billy Han 韩君禹 has been playing Chinese wind instruments for more than 15 years starting at age 7. From 2013 to 2017 he was the principal dizi of the Hong Kong Baptist University (Zhuhai Campus) Chinese Ensemble. He came to Sydney in 2017 and has since actively performed with other musicians and ensembles. He is a frequent guest of the Sydney Conservatorium Chinese Ensemble and has featured at the Floriade Festival (Canberra), the Sydney Sacred Music Festival and other events.
Miumiu Zhang 张苗 has been playing Yangqin since the age of 7. She has actively performed with other musicians and ensembles in Sydney since 2017, including Sydney Conservatorium Chinese Ensemble. Furthermore, she produces videos of Yangqin performances on Chinese largest video-sharing platform Bilibili, which so far has received 234K views.

5:30pm

Showcase by the Australian Academic Alliance

The Australian Academic Alliance is an organization of cultural and art education union. Their head office is located right here in Chatswood. The Alliance regularly holds gatherings takes part in exhibitions and performance. Their members will be performing a showcase of Kung Fu, Traditional instruments like the Er Hu, Bamboo Flute and Gu Qin. The showcase ends with a Taoism praying ceremony by Master Yan.

6:30pm

Andy Trieu Show Live

Andy Trieu is the be all and know all of Asian Pop and entertainment culture in Australia, having been the host of SBS PopAsia for many years, he’s fed vegemite to BTS and taken a face full of pie from Steve Aoki. He’s even climbed the harbour bridge with Shang Chi’s Simu Liu. You might’ve seen him on TikTok giving updates from NSW Health and recently, he’s started his online Andy Trieu Show where he catches up with Asian popstars from around the globe. Join him and Asian-Australian music and film industry guests on stage as we bring you his show live. They'll chat, jam and play games.

 

The Chatswood Chinese New Year Celebration day is produced in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre (NSW).
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Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government.
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When

  • Saturday, 05 February 2022 | 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM

Location

Outdoor at The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood 2067  View Map

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