International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City
The International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City was established in 1996 by Graham Sutcliffe, the then cultural attaché of the British Embassy in Hanoi.
From 2006 to 2016, it was led by Brian Riedlinger as Artistic Director with the help of both Ian Alexander as Orchestra Director and Emma Jane Morris as Assistant Director.
In 2016, Gareth Groves and Grégory Notebaert took over from Brian as its Artistic Director and Assistant Choir Director, respectively, providing a fresh direction to the Choir & Orchestra.
The choir currently has 60 members while the orchestra holds 30, comprising a mix of both Vietnamese locals and foreign expatriates.
The Choir’s repertoire includes classic works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and many other famous composers, as well as songs from musicals, traditional songs, and Christmas carols in many languages.