The XingZhi girls’ choir was established in 1986, which is a part of Shanghai College Students Art Troupe and attached to Shanghai Normal University (SHNU). The members of the choir are the students from the School of Music of SHNU, which are full of youth, vitality and creativity. With such members, the choir has developed a fresh and sweet style during its history of the past 20 years and won her reputation throughout Shanghai and China.
The Xinzhi Girls’ Choir is directed by Lu DongFu, a member of the Shanghai Musicians Association, executive officer of the Shanghai Musicians Association. He studied under the famous conductor and musical educator Professor Ma GeShung and Professor Cheng YuFeng. Lu's conducting covers multiple musical styles and genres and his style captures much warmth and with an eye for the necessary expressive details and feelings.
The Choir has participated in many important performances and received a number of municipal and national awards.
In August 1998, XingZhi participated in the first National Choral Competition organized by China Ministry of Culture and won the first prize.
In May 2001, XingZhi participated Choral Competition “The Spring of Century” Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and won award and outstanding team.
In October 2001, XingZhi performed during the ninth informal meeting of the APEC Economic and was welcomed by leaders parties.
In February 2003, XingZhi participated the national mass choir competition
In Beijing organized by Ministry of Culture and won the first prize.
In April 2004, XingZhi performed for the 60th session of the Commission on Cultural for Asia and the Pacific Cultural Show in Shanghai Grand Theatre
co-sponsored by the United Nations Economic and Social (ESCAP).
In Apirl 2005, invitated by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Choir perform in Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall and sang together with the students The Chinese University of HongKong. Ms. MingyiFei Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, President of Hong Kong Chorus Association, attended the concert and highly evaluated the Choir.
In June and December 2006, XingZhi Choir held a concert the “Russian works” and the “2007 New Year's Concert” in Shanghai Grand Theater.
In march 2007, XingZhi’Choir went to Hong Kong once more and performed with the Hong Kong Baptist University.
In November 2007, XingZhi participated the World Expo and 1,000 Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir charity concert in the Shanghai Grand Stage.
In December 2007, XingZhi sang theme song mascot of the China in 2010 Shanghai World Expo Mascot “HaiBao” evening concert with Shanghai Media Group in Shanghai Grand Stage.
In March 2008, XingZhi performed with Hong Kong Baptist University Girls’ Choir in Shanghai.
In April 2008, XingZhi participated the Shanghai-HongKong-Suzhou Choral Concert and sang “The Creation” by Haydn with HongKong Oratorio Society in Shanghai and Suzhou.
In June 2008, XingZhi participated the 14th Shanghai Television Festival evening concert with Shanghai Media Group in Shanghai Oriental Television Studio Theatre.