For the second consecutive year, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is the major partner of Le French May, sponsoring four highlight programmes and an educational programme with a funding of HK$6 million.
Today (26 March), Club Steward Anthony W K Chow joined Consul-General of France in Hong Kong and Macau Arnaud Barthélémy and Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong Chairman Dr Andrew Yuen to unveil details of the programmes at the organiser’s press conference.
Mr Chow commended the French Consulate-General and the Association for organising such a rich and vibrant annual festivity for the Hong Kong community since 1993.
“The Jockey Club is very honoured to be the major partner of Le French May for the second year,” Mr Chow noted. “We are delighted to be supporting four highlight programmes and an educational programme that will benefit some 10,000 young people, including providing free tickets for 4,500 less privileged students to enjoy the performances.”
From May to August, more than 53,000 people are expected to enjoy the highlight programmes, comprising the opera Tales of Hoffman, the musical Le Cabaret, the Jean Cocteau and Reni?˘X Burri Exhibitions. In addition, home-grown Opera Hong Kong and Theatre Noir will be heavily involved in some of the productions, bringing cultural exchanges between France and Hong Kong to a higher level. For more information, please visit: www.frenchmay.com
To celebrate the Festival, the Club will also organise special French-themed nights of racing and entertainment every Wednesday at Happy Valley between 8 and 29 May.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is not only one of the world's leading horse racing organisations but also a world top 15 charitable organisation and Hong Kong’s largest community contributor, donating HK$1.7 billion in 2012. It is also a major taxpayer, Hong Kong's single largest by far, generating over HK$16 billion a year for public funds. The Club pioneers technology applications for sporting and betting entertainment, striving for the highest levels of customer service. As a membership club, it is recognised as one of Asia’s most prestigious, with more than 23,000 members. These multifaceted roles make it a well-respected and remarkable organisation, dedicated to its mission of enhancing the quality of life for all Hong Kong people.
Club Steward Anthony W K Chow (1st right), Consul-General of France in Hong Kong and Macau Arnaud Barthélémy (2nd right), Association Culturelle France-Hong Kong Chairman Dr Andrew Yuen (3rd left), Foundation Alliance FranAĦħaise Vice President Wendy Siu (2nd left) and Consul of France in Hong Kong and Macau (Culture, Education & Science) Gilles Bonnevialle (1st left) unveil details of the programmes at the Le French May press conference.
Guests group photo.
Club Steward Anthony W K Chow at the Le French May press conference.