Song Is Being
Song Is Being, an early music ensemble based in Hong Kong, was initiated by baroque flutist Yat-ho Tsang in 2018. He brought together young musicians with a common passion for early music, striving to elevate local audience’s interest in early music and concert-going by presenting high quality performances with a creative approach.
The name Song is Being is from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, part one, III:
“……Song, as you teach it, isn't about desire,
nor does it court what might be accomplished.
Song is being. Something simple for the god.
But when will we finally be?......”
In March 2018, Song is Being presented its self-titled début to great acclaim, and was subsequently invited to re-run its programme at among others, Musica Antiqua Takamatsu in February 2019 in Japan, the ensemble’s first international concert tour supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Song Is Being debuted at PRISM Chamber Music Festival in 2018, with works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, E.J. de La Guerre, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi.