Houston Community News >> Chinese Artists Perform for the Pope

5/7/2008 VATICAN-- Pope Benedict XVI listened to Mozart's Requiem and Chinese folk song Jasmine, performed by the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) along with the Shanghai Opera House Chorus, last night in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

Under the baton of CPO artistic director Yu Long and featuring Chinese soprano Rao Lan, mezzo-soprano Cao Zheng, tenor Zhang Jianyi and baritone Gong Dongjian, it was the first time for Chinese artists to perform in the city.

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