关于音契 About Yin Qi


以圣乐事奉独一真神


由四位基督徒音乐工作者,陈容、祝书婉、卓如燕以及鲍以灵于1992年开始的家庭式查经班,成就了一年后音乐团契的成立,并于1994年以非盈利形式注册了“音契圣乐传播中心”(简称“音契”)!这些年来依靠神丰盛的引领,秉着以圣乐事奉独一真神, 极力提供良好的圣乐环境以提高圣乐的素质,藉而栽培出更多有使命、有异象、有音乐恩赐装备的基督徒为目的,举办了大大小小的音乐会、神剧演出、培训会、讲座会、合唱营、独唱营、圣乐颂赞会、圣乐崇拜、圣诗演说会,圣诗颂唱会以及自2004年开始,两年一次的圣乐节,为的就是要推广基於圣经为基础的圣乐与正统音乐,提升本土与众教会的音乐素质和修养,荣神益人。

Started in 1992 as a home bible study group of 4 Christian musicians, Armando Chin Yong, Chu Shoo Woan, Angela Chock Yau Yen and Elaine Pao Yee Ling, then came the formation of “Musician Fellowship” after a year and later registered as Yin Qi Music Centre Bhd. , a non-profit-making company in 1994. The objectives of Yin Qi are to serve God our Lord and Savior through sacred music, by promoting its quality and integrity in order to nurture the growth of church music and cultivate an environment to simulate its growth. Through these years, by the providence of our Almighty God, Yin Qi had organised events ranging from oratorios, music performances, church music seminars, workshops, courses, hymns singing workshops, church choir camps, church music camps and biennial Sacred Music Festival since 2004, striving to promote sacred music and liturgy music that based on the teaching of the Bible, at its best in terms of standard and quality, in order to cultivate a good musical environment among the general public and churches.


提高圣乐之素质水准


而于1994年成立的“音契圣乐团”曾在著名指挥如黄佑新博士、李忠民牧师、陈子虔教授、锺晓萦博士、陈容老师、鲍以灵老师、郑联晨老师、李国良老师的指挥下,演出的古典乐作品计有韩德尔之神剧《弥赛亚》,莫扎特之《安魂曲》、《C小调弥撒曲》,孟德尔颂之神剧《以利亚》,海顿之神剧《创世纪》,巴赫之《B小调弥撒曲》、《圣马太受难曲》、《尊主颂》、经文歌《耶稣我的喜乐》、清唱剧《开放的思维》,贝多芬之《第九号交响曲 “欢乐颂”》、《庄严弥撒曲》,都以管弦乐团伴奏,尽所能达到将作品中的精华呈现在赴会的听众。圣乐方面的活动则有《圣乐之旅》,《历久犹新的圣诗》圣诗演说会,《我信上帝》音乐颂赞会,《Gloria圣乐专场音乐会》,《荣耀圣诗夜》巡回音乐会,《大家同来唱圣诗~教会宝贵的遗产》,《圣诗的颂唱》讲座工作坊,《荣耀圣诗夜II》等等。圣乐团与马来西亚的各个教会或各大报章组织联办上述的活动,极力推广美善的音乐在本土的影响力。至今,圣乐团自费录制的专辑有《赞美一神》、《十架为我荣耀》、《圣。诗。咏》、儿歌《一步一脚印》及2006韩德尔之神剧《弥赛亚》的现场录影,为着让马来西亚的大众能有机会欣赏到素质良好的歌唱和音乐。目前,圣乐团的团员是来自马来西亚各基督教宗派的基督徒,人数为23人。每周定时进行约两小时的练习,训练除了注重音乐的教导外,也不忽略事奉内涵信息的传递,力求声音与音乐思路上的统一,并以上主为生命与音乐之对象和目的,努力实践圣经的教导“以灵以悟性歌唱”,进而成为一个声与灵合一歌唱的合唱团体。音契也组织了儿童诗班及少年诗班,每周定时的练习,为了得以传承圣乐的宝贵。

Since Yin Qi Choir started in 1994, it had participated and organized events opened to the public, and hosted concerts almost every year like Handel’s Oratorio “Messiah”, Mozart’s “Requiem”, “The Great Mass in C minor”, Mendelssohn’s Oratorio “Elijah”, Haydn’s Oratorio “The Creation”, J. S. Bach’s “Mass in B minor” , “St. Matthew Passion”, “Magnificat”, Motet “Jesu Meine Freude / Jesus My Joy” and Cantata “Ein Ungerfarbt Gemute / An Open Mind”, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 “Ode to Joy” and “Missa Solemnis” accompanied by orchestra with guest conductors like Dr. Wong Yau Sun, Rev. Lee Chong Min, Prof. David Chin, Dr. Audrey Chung, Mr. Lee Kok Leong and resident conductors Elaine Pao, Caelab Tee and the late Armando Chin Yong. Besides this, concerts, seminars and workshop such as “The Journey of Sacred Music”, “Hymn of All Ages”, “Gloria Sacred Music Concert”, “Glorious Night of Hymns” on tour, “Glorious Night of Hymns II” and “Voices of Faith” comprising of great hymns and sacred works from a historical time span of 300 years were organized to promote the beauty of great music to the Malaysia public. Other than performances, the choir also prepares to lead Sacred Music Sunday Worship and hymns singing at the churches under invitation. Yin Qi Choir has its own audio visual products like “Doxology “, “Jesus, keep me near the Cross”, “Hymns Singing”, “Hymns for Children” and Handel’s Oratorio “Messiah” live concert in 2006 DVD, produced by its own expenses. Yin Qi Choir now consists of 23 active choir members recruited from different denominations and churches in Malaysia. The choir rehearses for 2 hours every week. Other than providing choral training and music teaching, we emphasize on conveying the message in lyrics and music, striving to unify in the idea of singing and musical thoughts, as such in enabling singing in spirit and understanding as taught in the Bible when Jesus Christ, our God and Saviour being the ONE we worship and serving Him with our lives and music. To impart the treasures of Sacred Music to the coming generations, Yin Qi has started the training of Children Choir and Youth Choir, which rehearse every week.


培养圣乐人才,提供良好圣乐环境


于2020及2021年间,面对新冠疫情的影响,音契继续在郑联晨老师的策划下录制了古诺之《圣体颂》、《至圣救赎主》,勃拉姆斯之《圣歌》,线上《齐来唱圣诗I & II》,线上独唱会《圣诞佳音》及由鲍以灵老师和叶洁芝老师策划下录制的线上独唱会《苦难中的颂赞》,并将它们上载到音契的Youtube频道,与全世界共享圣乐的美善。

Under the impact of Covid-19 pandemic in year 2020 and 2021, Yin Qi continues its works by producing online events such as Charles Gounod’s “Ave Verum Corpus”, “O Divine Redeemer”, Johannes Brahms’s “Geistliches Lied”, online “Hymns Singing I & II” and recital “Glad Tidings of Christmas” initiated by Caeleb Tee and online recital, “An Ode in difficult times”, jointly produced by Elaine Pao and Cecilia Yap.