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Taiwanese choir Formosa Singers performs in Toronto and Woodstock
Date: 2018/09/24    Data Source: Public Diplomacy Coordination Council
The Taiwanese choir Formosa Singers was invited by Toronto’s Formosa Evergreen Senior Citizen Centre to perform the concert Angelic Harmony: The Voice of Formosa Singers at the Toronto Centre of the Arts on September 14. Oxford County Warden David Mayberry attended the concert with the staff of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto. The following day, the choir visited the Reverend George Leslie Mackay’s birthplace of Oxford County, Ontario, and gave another performance at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Woodstock.
The Formosa Singers sang Taiwanese folk songs, the hit “You Raise Me Up,” and the song “The Final Hometown,” composed from Mackay’s last words after living in Taiwan for 30 years. The touching performance earned three consecutive standing ovations, with some audience members even shedding tears.
Canada and Taiwan have a long and unique relationship founded on Reverend Mackay’s legacy. Nearly 150 years ago, he arrived in Taiwan and helped spread Western philosophy and medicine throughout Taiwan. The concert by Formosa Singers helped rekindle our friendship.
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    1. Formosa Singers perform in Woodstock

      Formosa Singers perform in Woodstock

    2. Julian Ching-chun Su, founder of Formosa Singers, leads the choir during their performance in Woodstock

      Julian Ching-chun Su, founder of Formosa Singers, leads the choir during their performance in Woodstock

    3. Deputy Director-General Chen, Warden Mayberry, and the Formosa Singers pose for a group photo at the Mackay monument in Woodstock, Ontario

      Deputy Director-General Chen, Warden Mayberry, and the Formosa Singers pose for a group photo at the Mackay monument in Woodstock, Ontario