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Su Han forced a force into his chest, let it have no way to go, had to burst out from the narrow throat, so the voice, like breaking clouds and silk, rushed into the sky. As the sound goes higher and higher, the black cloud will be on its head, but it will still rise tortuously

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were not heard until Deng Dongwei’s hand fell down, his wings were broken and he fell from the clouds. The whole scene is silent, only the singing of 14 big boys is graceful, free, flowing and fluttering.

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this is a weekend night in July in Chengdu. The third “distant cry” special concert of “Wuyi” indoor chorus was held. The chorus and more than 100 audience members shared an elegant weekend night. It’s a journey about music, and it’s the perfect note that these Chengdu audiences painted for the weekend just before the start of a busy week.

listen to an indoor chorus and have an elegant Chengdu weekend

At 7:30 p.m. on July 26,

opened at Raffles square office building in Chengdu. The road leading to the concert site was as smooth and tortuous as Su Han’s tenor, but this did not affect the enthusiasm of the audience. The music room, which can only accommodate more than 100 people, was full of young people for the first time and loyal fans all the way. Mr. Xu, who has been chasing for three times in a row, made a special drive from Deyang. This time, he took his 3-year-old son to experience the life in Chengdu.

10 minutes later, the protagonist appeared.

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first appeared as Ma Mengwei, a piano accompanist with short hair and a dark velvet skirt. She was the only female performer. Then, 14 big boys in white shirts, black waistcoats and black leather shoes all came to the stage in the dark with a restrained and advanced aesthetic feeling. Deng Dongwei, 31, was the last one to come on stage. Unlike other boys, he was not wearing a black vest. As a team leader and conductor, he also turned his back to the audience.

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can only see a back figure. In the dark, the audience can not detect Deng Dongwei’s emotion. In fact, from the beginning of the choir’s establishment to now, although he has participated in hundreds of performances, Deng Dongwei always feels as nervous and frightened as his first performance. The first performance of

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and “Wuyi” was held in Chengdu at the end of 2016 through the public welfare activities participated in in in the early stage.

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were not mature enough at that time, and their works were even questioned Deng Dongwei doesn’t care about questions from the outside world. He only cares whether the audience can receive what the performance wants to express. The rapid piano sound of

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cut off everyone’s thoughts. This is the only time for Ma Mengwei. With his ten fingers flying, his emotions gushed out and stopped when he reached the highest point. When the light was on, a clean man’s voice rang out:

“today, learn a word, rogue virus…” The narration of

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opens the theme of this day’s concert. This story is about novel coronavirus pneumonia, life and death, light and darkness, touching and remembering, courage and blessing. Sometimes, it is a lonely song without accompaniment; sometimes, it is a harmony mixed with the gradual rise of the piano; sometimes, it seems to be singing its own tune carelessly.

at the end of each song, Deng Dongwei would turn around and see the audience’s eyes. He would smile and bow to thank him.

“eyes don’t cheat. When I turned around and saw the eyes of the audience, I was very sure that what we were saying was accepted and recognized. Or joy, or sadness, emotional flow, this time, the mood of the audience and we are unified Deng Dongwei described this kind of empathy as “subtle” and “indistinct”.

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a story about equality, openness and diversity of

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was set back to 1:30 p.m. on the 26th, six hours before the opening, 19 members of the chorus came from all corners of the city. Li AI, a 30-year-old music teacher of

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, is one of the farthest living members in the group. Before 12:00, he packed up his performance clothes and spent an hour and a half in public transport. For him, it only takes an hour and a half to change roles from a music teacher to a chorus singer. In addition to “spekds” and “teachers” of “spekds”, other members of the “spekds” group are “teachers” and “teachers” All identities, here, are unified labels – members of the chorus who are required by the executive head and artistic director. The

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chorus rehearses for about 3 hours every week for two nights. At the end of each rehearsal, Li AI will leave in a hurry, otherwise, he will miss the last subway home.

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are “hobbies” with little income for Li AI. The price of an indoor music performance of “Wu Yi” is more than 100 yuan, and the income of each performance is only about 20000 yuan. In addition to the cost of site fees, “no money at all.”. Although she had to give up a lot of rest time like all the members of the delegation, Li AI cared more about whether it was interesting or not. “It’s something that has no concept of time and space, and comes from the self. It’s interesting because of the people in the team, the love in their hearts, and the recognition of the audience. ” Li AI’s state of

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is the epitome of “I wanton”. In the book of songs,

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and “wanton” are free and unrestrained. In the book of songs, “I’m free” means singing freely. This word is also in line with the current situation of the team – pluralism, inclusiveness and unconstrained. ” Deng Dongwei told Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star News reporters stories that he had told many times in public. The

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and “Wuyi” indoor chorus was established in 2015, which chooses more abundant expression forms and diversified music styles. “For me, expression is more important than singing. The things we sing and the way we perform are very mild, which is more in line with modern people’s aesthetics. ” In addition to devoting itself to the promotion of chorus art, “Wuyi” is also doing some public welfare, covering Chengdu and nationwidedisadvantaged.

Deng Dongwei and Su Han are both professional singers graduated from Sichuan Conservatory of music. Most of the original members of the team were not from professional background. Some of them didn’t even know the staff. They taught them everything from music notation, music theory to physical performance and even language. From an interest club to the present, the members of the group have changed several times. “Wu Yi” has developed into a high-level team that can stand on the Asian Chorus Festival and voice together with dozens of choruses around the world.

“Chengdu people know what they want,”

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“and are willing to work hard, pursue and strive for it.”

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“often people ask me whether I am tired of being a chorus? To be honest, I’m very tired. But people must devote themselves to what they love in order to obtain the ultimate happiness In addition to being the tenor of the troupe, Su Han is also the art director. Last year, Su Han quit her job with stable income and devoted herself to the chorus. For him, such a life may be more difficult, but more happy. Su Han, 31, is a native of Chengdu. In his opinion, leisure is just one side of Chengdu. “Chengdu people know what they want and are willing to work hard, pursue and strive for it.”

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Chengdu people’s love for serious music also made Deng Dongwei willing to stay in the city.

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Deng Dongwei is a native of Guizhou Province. He has stayed in Chengdu since he graduated from university. His more than ten years of “rongpiao” career not only changed his accent, but also changed his definition of life: “Chengdu is an inclusive and open system. Chengdu people live according to their own trajectories, like a galaxy, surrounded by each other without interference. And young people living in this city have the courage to choose the life they want. ” From the content, form and style of

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, Deng Dongwei and Su Han are constantly exploring the acceptance boundary of Chengdu people for serious music. Some time ago, the first music workshop was held by “Wu Yi” to break the boundaries between audience and actors in an immersive way, so that everyone can become a part of the stage. The success of

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workshops also let them see new opportunities in the city. “In Chengdu, the team has unlimited space to improve.” Deng Dongwei revealed that he would spend more time and energy in the second half of the year to prepare a concert of higher standard.

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are held at 9:00 p.m., the concert is over, and the night is low and the lights are on. Some of the audience lingered outside for a group photo, while others chose to go to the cafe downstairs and sit down with friends. Fourteen older boys have taken off their costumes and switched back to their everyday casual wear. On that day, two members of the delegation celebrated their birthday, and someone bought a cake specially.

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after eating this cake, they will return to the original position of life and go to the future without any questions.

Chengdu Business Daily Red Star journalist Ye Yan Peng Xiangping photographer LV Guoying

original title: listening to the most moving indoor chorus

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