To mark the 5th anniversary, the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow will host China's award-winning Student Choir of Nankai University at the University Chapel at 7pm on 5 October 2016. Having performed at top concert venues around the world, the choir will offer a diverse repertoire of Chinese and Chinese minority folk classics.
Founded in 1995, the Student Choir of Nankai University is composed of undergraduate students, postgraduate students and international students. Following a prestigious choral tradition at Nankai University, dating back to the 1930s, the group has won various major international choral awards, including the highest award at the Fourth International Choral Festival in 1998, three gold medals at the Third World Olympic Choral Competition in Bremen, Germany and top prizes at the First and Second National College Student Performance Festivals in China. In 2009, the Student Choir performed on the stage of China's National Grand Theatre, representing the highest honor of national recognition in China.