Chinese New Year Gala

Chinese New Year Gala Performance


FREE, booking required

* Please note this event is SOLD OUT.

Join the University of Liverpool Confucius Institute for a Chinese New Year celebration. Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a professional troupe and local students performing traditional Chinese skills - Kung Fu, dance, songs, drama and music.

Come and experience the colour, traditions and atmosphere of the Spring Festival. Happy New Year!

This event will last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval.


Gary Miller, Chairman, Liverpool China Partnership,
Martin Davies, Headteacher, St Nicholas Catholic Academy
Professor Gavin Brown, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education, University of Liverpool
Opening speeches to wish the community of Liverpool a happy Chinese New Year.

Jin Long Martial Arts School: ‘The Lion Dance’ and ‘Martial Arts Demonstration’
Dancers in opulent costumes will use martial arts techniques to mimic the movements of a lion, which is believed to bring good luck and fortune for the new year.

Calday Grange Grammar School: ‘The Power of Youth’
A group of young students will perform a popular Chinese song about how powerful the younger generation can be in the future.

St Julie’s Catholic High School: ‘Hua Mulan’
The students will perform the legendary story of Hua Mulan, a woman from the ancient Wei Dynasty, 2,500 years ago, who defied convention and disguised herself as a man to take her aged father’s place in the army.

Anna Ho: ‘Debussy Feux d’artifice’
The Liverpool Hope University student will perform a piano recital.

Ruoxi Wang (soprano), Jialing Yang (soprano), Yan Liu (mezzo soprano), and Lee Ward (piano) University of Liverpool Music Department: ‘I Love You, China’
These students will perform this Chinese song. It was composed in the 1970s for the film ‘Overseas Compatriots’.

St Nicholas Catholic Academy: ‘Gongxi Gongxi’ and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’
The students will perform two children’s songs in Chinese.

Tian: Chinese Western Fusion Music
From soundscapes to jazz and rock, Tian will perform a set of Chinese Western fusion music.

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School: ‘Nian (Year)’ and ‘The Mirror’
Through drama, the students will perform two ancient stories.

Lujie Fang: Chopin 12 Etudes Op.10: No.1 in C Major ’ and ‘The Waves of Gulangyu Island'
The Liverpool Hope University student will perform a piano recital.

Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir Voices of Hope , Led by Dr Tom Sykes:
A programme to include ‘Love Songs From The Isles’ A new composition by Professor Stephen Davismoon ), and ‘Auld Lang Syne'.