Venue: Lobby of Cultural Affairs Bureau Building
Gospel music originated during the United States’ slavery era in the eighteenth to nineteenth century. Slaves sang for their hopes and salvation when they worked, thus came gospel music, which has become an influential part in the history of music. This talk will focus on the origin, development and characteristics of gospel music. There will also be an opportunity for you to try out gospel music on the spot and have a feel of the charm of it!
Michael Luk is a vocalist who graduated with honors in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. He subsequently obtained a Master degree in Church Music offered by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his stay in the U.S. , Michael was actively involved in gospel music at African American Churches. Upon returning to Hong Kong, he has been vigorously promoting gospel music. He founded the Hong Kong Gospel Choir to share with the Chinese community this unique music style.