Premiere of United Board Centennial Anthem

The Chung Chi Choir in performance on March 25, 2021.

The United Board’s Centennial Anthem, “Cherished Moments,” had its world premiere in Hong Kong on March 25, performed by the Chung Chi Choir, under the direction of Prof. Carmen Koon. The anthem was performed at a celebratory concert to mark the 70th anniversary of Chung Chi College and the centennial of the United Board.

Composed by Prof. Victor Chan, the anthem brings to life the United Board’s centennial theme of “Great Expectations,” as it blends choral music with lyrics celebrating whole person education. The lyrics call attention to whole person education, with “leaders, strong and ethical” and “teachers, kind and capable” who have “students’ futures at their core.” Three versions of the anthem were performed: a cathedral version, an ethnic version, and a soli version.

The United Board extends its deep appreciation to Prof. Chan, Prof. Koon, and the Chung Chi Choir for contributing their talents to the creation and performance of “Cherished Moments.” We also offer our congratulations to Chung Chi College on the occasion of its 70th anniversary!

To view the March 25 performance, click here.

 Lyrics to “Cherished Moments”

Cherished moments we praise,
A time to sing and celebrate;
            Shepherded by our yesterdays,
           Great Expectations as we pray.

 Institutions large and small,
Students’ futures are their core;
             All leaders strong and ethical,
             All teachers kind and capable.
Let students be taught as they should,
To serve the world as best they could;
             Among all these spirited souls,
            Our mission is to make them whole.

 For ten decades we embraced,
Education is the way;
            A Hundred years more we pray;
            The world will be a better place.