It has been half a century since HTYC first embarked on its journey in 1971. Being healthy, tenacious, young and caring has become the values of thousands of Hioecians. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, HTYC is organising a variety of on-campus events. We believe such joy and grace from God should also be shared with Hioecians of different generations. You are cordially invited to join our Virtual Choir, one of the celebration events for Hioecians from around the world. In particular, we are going to sing the school song together.
Composed by A.T. Roy and W.H. Wong in 1972, our school song – Where Southern Skies Are Warming, is a timeless connection for all Hioecians. We sing the school song at the beginning-of-term assembly, at the graduation ceremony, and at all important school functions. We are always reminded to be generous and self-giving. The line ‘For Christ moves on before us, Triumphant over wrong’ has also become our lifelong support no matter where we are.
Now, it is a chance for us to reunite. Flourishing in His grace, we would like to celebrate the school’s golden jubilee with you and join the Virtual choir. We know that God keeps our souls among the living, and does not allow our feet to slip.
校歌，承載著丘中人的共同身份，連繫著每一位師生。當響起熟悉的前奏，唱起首句「Where Southern Skies Are Warming」時，相信丘中人總會琅琅上口。悠揚的旋律喚醒丘中人與良師益友的學校點滴。歌詞最後一句「For Christ moves on before us, Triumphant over wrong」，更提醒我們要做神的兒女，學懂感恩知足。每每細味歌詞時，領悟則有所不同。由初聞開學禮上的校歌，到音樂堂上的練唱，轉到合唱團的演唱，或於畢業典禮的大合唱。它，見證著大家的成長，亦祝福著大家在未來一切安好。
50周年校慶網上音樂會將會有兩首歌曲：I’d like to teach the world to sing 及 Where southern skies are warming (校歌)，各位丘中人可以在以下連結下載拍攝備忘錄、相關背景音樂及歌譜，並按其中指引參與網上大合唱。請於7月31日或之前將影片上載至以下連結的Google Form 內：https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSyDZSSYRNiTT8fflASFMIWETWm3Zl7M_3PS-Rj0B9j15sPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link