Performers

Stephanie Chan 陳鳴鶯 (Music Director)

Stephanie is the founding Music Director of the Voices of the Valley. She is a dedicated music teacher and a seasoned choral director. Under her baton, the chorus won generous patronage and accolades in the Bay Area and attracted many talented musicians to join its roster.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Music Degree, summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University. She studied voice with sopranos Nancy Zi, Jeanette Hill, and Kathryn Harvey, and conducting with Dr. Byron McGilvray.

During Stephanie's tenure as Music Director (1983-1993), the choir of St. Paul's Co-educational College was chosen as the Best School Choir in Hong Kong for ten consecutive years. It also won the Gold Award in the Third International Music Festival held in Australia. Stephanie also served as Music Director of the Learners Chorus (1993-96), where their many concerts premiered contemporary compositions for Hong Kong composers, and was invited as a performing artist for the 1996 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Prior to her return to the Bay Area in 1996, Stephanie was a Lecturer in Voice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Head of General Musicianship at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.

Stephanie has been in great demand as a speaker on choral conducting and as guest conductor for choruses including the Hong Kong Children's Choir, the Hong Kong Music Institute, the Northcote College of Education, the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, and the Chinese YMCA Mission Choir. She served as an adjudicator for the 47th and 48th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Here in the Bay Area, Stephanie has worked closely with Builder of Christian Artists, and was one of the clinicians for CM2004 and CM2008. Stephanie premiered the Dream of the Red Chamber in Hong Kong with VoV where she was also invited to conduct the 30th Anniversary Concert of the SPCC Alumni Choir in November 2010.

As a singer, Stephanie has given solo recitals and has performed in opera productions both in California and in S.E. Asia. She is particularly noted for her interpretation of Mozartian roles and German Lieder. She has a wide repertoire in the oratorios and sacred cantatas and is also a great favorite with operettas and musicals. An experienced music teacher in voice and piano, Stephanie is now teaching in Milpitas.


Aggie Cheung 張子欣 (alto)
Aggie's interests in music began at the age of 4 when she started learning piano, for which she holds a Grade 8 certificate from the Royal School of Music. She participated in Hong Kong Children's Choir for a year when she was 6, and after that she participated in numerous Hong Kong School's Music Festivals during primary and secondary school. Besides being a musician, she is also a freelance illustrator and an artist for mobile game companies.
Angela Lai 黎春華 (soprano, accompanist)
Angela holds the LRSM Diploma in Singing and ATCL Diploma in Piano.   She was a first year student at St Paul’s Co-educational College when Ms. Stephanie Chan started teaching there, and has been benefitting from her tutelage in voice, piano and general musicianship ever since.   Angela also studied piano with Ms. Yu Jia Ying in Hong Kong and greatly enjoys accompanying her friends. She joined VoV as its first accompanist when the choir was founded.
Betty Lee 李珮芬 (alto)
Betty has joined VoV since it first started in 1998. Betty started singing in choir since high school in Hong Kong. She studied voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan, and holds the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate in Singing. She also likes playing the piano and the cello. Besides music, Betty enjoys biking, snowboarding, and traveling. Betty is a clinical pharmacist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
Bonnie Chan 陳靄洋 (soprano)
Growing up listening to her father playing the clarinet and her mother singing, Bonnie developed the love for music and has been singing in choirs since the age of 6. She carried her passion for singing through college years when she co-founded a SATB student chorus, Museko, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Besides being a music lover, playing the piano and the cello, Bonnie is also an aspiring gastronome and an avid traveler.
Cammi Tam 譚詩韻 (soprano)
Cammi started singing in choir since 4th grade. She has been studying voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan since 2004 and is a holder of the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate in Voice. She was an active dancer during school years and participated in many dance festivals and competitions in Hong Kong. She is currently a Real Estate agent and loan officer.
Christine Liu 廖佩茵 (soprano)
A vocal student of Ms Stephanie Chan and a returning member of VoV, Christine has enjoyed singing all of her life. Currently she works as an accountant at a Japanese software gaming company. She loves singing to her two year old daughter, but her songs tend to be more focused on children’s shows now.
Clement Pang 彭皓昕 (tenor, accompanist)
Clement loves to play for hours at a time on the piano at home and enjoys many genres of music. He has written and arranged many pieces since high school, and also loves to sing. He first started learning the piano at 5 under Yogi Wong and then under Elenna Wong in Hong Kong. Clement holds the LRSM and DipABRSM for Piano Performance and has been an accompanist for many occasions, including recitals, choirs, musicals, competitions, RTHK 4 programmes, and in church.
Deborah Yeung 楊樂恩 (soprano)
Deborah has been singing with VoV since 2003 and is a holder of the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificates in Voice and Piano under the tutelage of Ms. Stephanie Chan. She loves Baroque music and is dreaming of owning her own harpsichord. Besides singing and piano, she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, gardening, and country music. Deborah counts beans and crunches numbers at a bay area startup.
Irene Tang 鄧藹玲 (alto)
Irene started choral singing at the age of 6 and has been singing with VoV since 2003. She is currently studying voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan and received a distinction in both Intermediate and Advance Certificate in Singing by the Trinity College of Music in London. She is both excited and intimidated to be performing on stage. Irene is an Accounting/Finance Consultant mainly servicing startup companies in the Bay Area. Apart from singing, Irene likes to knit, wine tasting, and spends time with her dog.
Ivy Chu (alto)
Ivy joined VoV after she watched the annual concert of VoV in 2015 and now studies voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan. She started choral singing since college and has fallen in love with it ever since. Before moving to the Bay Area, she participated in church choir for many years and was a part-time Yamaha music teacher for 6 years where she had tremendous joy singing and playing music with kids. Ivy holds a ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate in Piano. She enjoys hiking, skiing, playing badminton and board games. She is a Business Analyst at an Electrical Engineering and Construction Company.
Jenny Liu (alto)
Jenny enjoys singing and is glad to have discovered VoV. Singing is the best way to release stress and pressure! Jenny is excited about being part of VoV, and has opportunities to sing with a group of wonderful friends. Being a new comer to the group, Jenny looks forward to more singing and connecting with people who share the same passion and hobbies!
Jonathan Au (tenor)
Jonathan studied singing with Ms. Stephanie Chan and holds the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate with Distinction in Singing. Jonathan was one of the early VoVers back in 1998, but had been on and off VoV since his two young children were born. He is very pleased to be singing with VoV again this season. He is currently a bean counter and a soccer/basketball/baseball dad in San Francisco.
Jonathan Jiang 蔣劍寧 (bass)
While backpacking in Europe, Jonathan spent a few nights at the Vienna music conservatory and has since been inspired to pursue music ever since. Jonathan holds the the Trinity College London Advance Certificate for Singing, awarded with Distinction under the tutelage of Ms. Stephanie Chan. He is also a co-founder of ProfHire.com, a company which aims to provide a better way to find faculty for universities. When not developing fantastic web applications, he enjoys playing badminton, biking, jogging, and relaxing at various bubble tea shops in the city of San Francisco, and around the Bay Area.
Kathy Hsieh 謝侑真 (soprano)
Kathy started singing in a children’s choir in 5th grade. She was active in many pop-music competitions and performances after college. She studies voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan since 2006 and is a holder of the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate in Voice and obtained the Advanced and ATCL Certificate in Singing from the Trinity College in London with distinction. She loves to sing and act for the many musicals and operas with VoV and friends. Besides singing she is also a passionate artist and has been working in the computer/mobile-game industry for many years.
Kevin Ng (bass)
Kevin has always loved singing and has been ever since high school, when he first joined the church choir at First Chinese Southern Baptist Church in San Francisco. While at FCSBC, he was quite active and directed the Chinese congregation choir for about two years. He currently also sings in the church choir at Silicon Valley Alliance Church, under the direction of Stephanie Chan. Kevin recently joined VoV in the spring of 2016 and enjoys his time singing here. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to classical music, as well as contemporary jazz, such as saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
Kevin Park (bass)
Kevin is a soft-spoken, but loud, patron of the Arts who engages in science and engineering for divertissement. He enjoys music, stories, music that tells stories, sports, teaching, and crafts of all sorts. He is city-born, but loves the country life. How do you explain Kevin in words? He is not a book; he's a movie. He is not words; he's a feeling.​
Michelle Yau 游可兒 (alto)
Michelle started singing at an early age and has never stopped.   She was member of the Hong Kong Children's Choir, school choirs, Iowa State Singers, and now, VoV.   She studied voice with Stephanie Chan, Jean Thomas, and Mary Linduska.  A mother of two darling kids, Michelle treasures her time with family and friends.  She is also a passionate photographer.
Rex Lee (tenor)
Rex sang with his church choir when he was in high school and concert choir in college. Then he didn't--until decades later when VoV took him in.
Romney Wong 黃信鶴 (bass)
Romney’s interest in music was an influence by his parents, who listened to Cantonese operas, as well as Russian folk music and Italian operas translated into Chinese. He started choral singing in primary school and has been loving it since. He studies voice with Ms. Stephanie Chan and holds the ATCL Diploma in Singing. Romney is a software architect at Orient Overseas Container Line Limited.
Steve Wong (tenor)
Steve is a first-timer of VoV. At the age of 4, Steve made his first "recording" over his mom's beloved Chinese opera tape. While it was certainly no blockbuster, it brought great joy and fond memory to his mom (and got away without punishment). Later in life, Steve was greatly inspired by teacher and friend, the late Dr. Richard Lin (凌忍揚教授), who led Steve on a journey to serve church choirs in various roles for over 15 years.
Terence Choy 蔡振中 (bass)
Terence holds the DipABRSM Diploma with distinction in voice and the ABRSM Grade 8 Certificate in piano. He studies singing with Ms. Stephanie Chan, and is a passionate student of the German Lieder and English art songs. Terence is a founding member of VoV, and frequently directs and choreographs the choir's staged performance, drawing inspirations from the diverse live performances the SF bay area has to offer. Terence is a hardware engineering manager in Ericsson, and enjoys swimming, playing tennis and running under the beautiful California sun.
Theresa Chen 劉滌宜 (soprano)
Theresa joined VoV in 2003. Prior to joining VoV, she sang with San Jose Chinese Choir and church choirs for 10 years. She took choral conducting lessons from Dr. Angel Chan and voice lessons from Yvonne Wang. Theresa also does ministry work at church and enjoys family life, travelling, pilates classes, and gardening.
Victor Thu (tenor)
Victor has surrounded himself in music since he was young. Started out playing piano as a young kid, to playing various musical instruments in a marching band, and to singing in various choirs in high school and college. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and flying in small airplanes.
Wailin Liao 廖慧蓮 (alto)
Wailin started singing with various choral groups in Hong Kong since secondary school.  She was also an active member in the symphonic band and orchestra playing trumpet. She continued singing through and beyond university years, organizing various schools and public concerts.   She has been with VoV since 2005 and has been enjoying every moment of making great music with great friends.
Wen-Ying Feng 馮文瓔 (soprano)
Wen-Ying joined VoV in 2013. She plays piano, the bugle and two Chinese instruments liuqin and ruan. Wen-Ying also has great enthusiasm for animals. She loves spending time with family, traveling, and playing European board games in her spare time.
Xuexiao Zhang 张雪宵 (piano accompanist)
Born into a musical family, Xuexiao started learning piano at the age of 3. Her piano teachers include Feilan Li from China Central Philharmonic Orchestra, Hui Zhong from China Central Conservatory of Music, Tieying Wu from Capital Normal University, and Jinlan Song from China Central Conservatory of Music.

After she graduated with a major in Piano from the music department of Capital Normal University, Xuexiao became the piano accompanist for China Central Broadcasting Station Chorus. She was also the A class teacher in Beijing Jiangjie Piano School.

Xuexiao played piano accompaniment for rehearsal of “A Cantata for the set-down Youth”. “Yellow River Cantata”, and “Beethoven Symphony 9 (choral)” for V-J Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration Gala. She was the piano accompanist for the Melody Chorus Reunion Concert in 2016. She is a member of Music Teachers' Association of California(MTAC). She is currently the piano accompanist for Silicon Valley United Chorus, “Zhiyin” Chorus, Melody Chorus, and Voices of the Valley Chorus.