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The three-year-old group, which op­er­ates un­der the HCM City Mu­sic Con­ser­va­tory, sched­ules about three clas­si­cal mu­sic con­certs with dif­fer­ent themes ev­ery year.

Sched­ules

Huyønh Quang Thaùi, vo­cal coach at the con­ser­va­tory, and leader of the choir, says it takes sev­eral months to prac­tise for one con­cert.

Some­one who is speaks and lot and prob­a­bly quite loud, so he, or she, is eas­ily heard.

Hoaøng Huy, a sopho­more at the con­ser­va­tory, says that clas­si­cal mu­sic can­not be per­formed care­lessly.

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con­ser­va­tory

are pro­grammes.

sopho­more

"This is to re­tain au­di­ences' ex­pec­ta­tions, es­pe­cially those that are se­ri­ous about this mu­si­cal genre," Huy says, ad­ding that re­hearsals and prac­tice are es­sen­tial to good per­for­mances.

The amount of gained on the group's luck­i­est days is only enough to cover pro­duc­tion costs of one con­cert.

Rev­enue

is a place where one can take mu­sic les-

vo­cal

is a sec­ond-year stu­dent.

rev­enue

is money that is earned.

How­ever, all of the choir members are truly happy to be able to pur­sue what they gen­uinely love.

To

pur­sue

some­thing means to fol­low through with it.

How­ever, to Thaùi and other clas­si­cal mu­sic lovers, the genre is no dif­fer­ent than oth­ers in that its melodies can lift peo­ple's moods.

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In­ter­est­ingly, many sound­tracks used for busters use clas­si­cal mu­sic.

A

block­buster

is a hit of a film.

Epic

epic block-

means grand.

"I think it is not only the older gen­er­a­tions or oth­ers who de­sire aca­demic mu­sic."

De­sire

means want.

To reach out to the young gen­er­a­tion, the Saøi Goøn Choir not only adds mod­ern twists to clas­si­cal tunes but also remixes trend­ing or pop­u­lar songs.

are mu­si­cal sound­tracks made from mix­ing them with oth­ers that have them­selves been mixed.

If a is trend­ing it is pop­u­lar and peo­ple lis­ten to it more and more.

Many peo­ple do not ex­pect a pop­u­lar song to sound this way, so that has helped break peo­ple's stereo­types about clas­si­cal mu­sic.

Remixes

remix

Stereo­types ily be­lieve.

are sim­ple def­i­ni­tions of things that peo­ple eas-

The Saøi Goøn Choir's Face­book fan­page also re­ceives a lot of in­ter­est as they reg­u­larly post teasers about their up­com­ing per­for­mances.

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