On April 26, the Choir Competition of the 7th Beihang Student Art Festival was held at the Yongman Theater of the Shahe Campus in celebration of the 70th anniversary and the centennial of the May 4th Movement. Zhao Gang, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee, attended the event.
The competition was organized as a platform for Beihang students to inherit and spread the spirit of the May 4th movement and to sing their songs of this new era. In this way, the students could understand the charm of choirs through personal experiences and be one step closer to the goal of all-round development.
All the teams prepared carefully and did their best, infusing the spirit of the May 4th Movement—patriotism, progress, democracy and science—into their resonant and enthusiastic singing. After two rounds of performances, the team from the Zhixing College won the first prize of the competition with Qing Chun Wu Qu (Dance of Youth), which embodied their youthful spirit, and Come to the Music, a brisk and attractive song.
The second prizes were awarded to the team of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering and the joint team of the School of Economics and Management and the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering. In the first round, the team of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering chose Ba Qing Chun Liu Zai Zhe Li (Leave My Youth Here) to express their ambition, and the joint team sang their longing for a beautiful life in Ban Ge Yue Liang Pa Shang Lai (The Crescent Moon Rises). The two teams won great applause from the audience withtheir shows of Li Hua You Kai Fang (Pear Trees Bloom Again) and Da Yu (Big Fish) respectively in the second round.
The third prize winners were the joint team of the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the School of Software, the joint team of the School of Energy and Power Engineering and the School of Astronautics, and the Chorus of the Shijia College. Their performances of Ba Qing Chun Liu Zai Zhe Li (Leave My Youth Here), Bu Wang Chu Xin (Stay True to the Mission) and Xiang Jian De Xiao Lu (On Country Lanes) showed their own styles and strong artistic appeal.
The competition was hosted by the Committee of the Communist Youth League of Beihang University and organized by the Flight College. 8 small choirs and 20 big choirs (nearly 1,000 students) from all the schools and colleges, took part in it. Although the grand scenes and engaging songs have become memories, the great spirit of the May 4th Movement will be passed down by generations of Beihangers.
Reported by Zhao Yuan
Reviewed by Zhi Yuanyuan
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Mingzhu