Keith Wong is a jazz vocalist who is uncommonly experienced in a cappella theatre performance.
He was the resident artist of Yat Po Singers, a multi-award winning a cappella theatre company in Hong Kong, from 2012 to 2018. Since joining the Company, he has performed in original a cappella theatre productions, including Save The Next Song For Me (2017), Requiem HK (2016), Our Immortal Cantata (2014 premiere and 2016 tour), Sing Sang Sung (2013), and the 2009 CASH Golden Sail Music Award Best Serious Composition winner Rock Hard (2008 premiere and 2012 re-run).
Performing with Yat PoSingers, he has collaborated with various performing art groups such as Herbal, Vocal or Motional? (2015) with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Voices and Dances of the Distant Land (2015) with Hong Kong Dance Company and Our Last Voice (2015) and Voicemail 2020 (2016) with studio ARCHITANZ in Tokyo. He also toured Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and 6 cities in Mainland China to perform 30 shows of Art School Musical with Edward Lam Dance Theatre from 2014 to 2016.
He has performed in many arts festivals with the Company, such as Vocal Asia Festival 2017, Chengdu International Sister Cities Youth Music Festival 2016, Shanghai International Chorus Week 2015, Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) 2015 and Zheng’s Walls Have Ears in Macao Arts Festival 2012.
Besides being a performer, he loves to create. He composed and recorded an one man a cappella soundtrack for West Kowloon Cultural District’s WE Dance 2018 Finale commercial. He also arranged music for Mr. Wing Theatre Company and Yat Po Singers’sproduction of Pica Pica Choose in the same year. In 2015, he served as the director, composer, playwright and choral director of the a cappella theatre production The Way We Work. He arranged music for the HKFYG International A Cappella Extravaganza every year from 2010 to 2015.
Following his passion in jazz and improvisation, he has been studying bachelor of jazz vocals at Royal Conservatoire The Hague in the Netherlands since 2018. In February 2021, his jazz quartet was invited by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to perform at their online Chinese New Year receptions in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Photo credit@ Jimmy Luk