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Concordia Concert Choir featured in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics videos

Posted on: Feb 7, 2022

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is here! Concordia University of Edmonton’s Concert Choir is honoured to have been invited to participate in the “2022 Sing for Winter Olympics” Music TV project to represent Canada. 

The two videos were recently released:

The project was initiated by the Centre for Language Education and Cooperation in China and supported by the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics Organizing Committee. More than 300 youth from 27 countries in five continents participated in the project.

Concordia University of Edmonton’s Centre for Chinese Studies and the Concordia Concert Choir worked with the video producer, Sichuan Xinhua Lezhi Education Technology Co., Ltd., from September to December 2021.

“I am glad to see CUE students on a global stage to give out a warm message to the world on joint energy, friendship, and dreams for a shared future,” says Dr. Xinxin Fang, Director of the Office of Extension and Culture & Centre for Chinese Studies.

“At CUE, we always want to provide students with unique learning experiences and I am happy to see their passion, strength, and resilience throughout the project.” 


We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the following individuals and organizations.

Choir singers:

  • Hendrick Baerends
  • Cherish Bremner
  • Dylan Clarke
  • Gina Friedrich
  • Fiona King
  • Josiah Maxfield
  • Maria Pottle
  • Annie Randall
  • Alexis Rose
  • Grace Samycia
  • Rachel Sawchuk
  • Tim To


  • Maria Pottle
  • Josiah Maxfield
  • Anne Randall
  • Hendrick Baerends

Conductor/Director, Concordia Concert Choir:

  • John Brough

Rehearsal Accompanist:

  •  Kim Cousineau

Diction Coaches:

  • Tim To
  • Xinxin Fang

Recording Engineer:

  • Caleb Nelson

Video Director:

  • Erik Visser

Production Assistant:

  • Xinxin Fang

Video Locations:

  • Ottewell Curling Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Rick Kravontka, Owner
  • North Saskatchewan River Valley, Alberta, Canada ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) Treaty 6 Territory

Special Thanks

  • Office of Extension and Culture & Centre for Chinese Studies, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • President’s Office, Concordia University of Edmonton