This was the website for the International Choir of Ho Chi Minh City, circa 2007 -2008. The content below is from the site's 2008 archived pages.
Go to the current website for the International Choir & Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City at​ for the most up to date news regarding concerst abd auditions.

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. 

Our artistic director

 Brian Riedlinger

Brian has been involved in music most of his life. From his early beginnings as a piano student and dancer, he studied music in the United States of America and later in the United Kingdom. He has directed both church and civic choirs and has led the International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC as artistic director since 2006.

Brian has led the choir through many forms of musical programs, from dinner concerts of music from Broadway musicals, to Vietnam’s first Christmas concert in a church by a foreign group since 1975. More recently, Brian brought the first full scale Broadway productions of “Annie Get Your Gun”, and “A Christmas Carol” to Vietnam, and was widely acclaimed in the very memorable Christmas concerts in beautiful St Paul’s Convent chapel in District 1.


If you would be interested in joining the choir or orchestra, please look at the announcements page for information about our next auditions.


Brian Riedlinger:
Amaury Le Blan:
Michael Adams:
Jessica Maley:
Tim English:

Performances of “The Last 5 Years”


The International Choir and Orchestra, in cooperation with The Dragonfly Theater Company will present Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last 5 Years” on the 11th and 12th of May.

The story explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hyatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met).

This exciting musical will have 3 performances:
Friday, 11th of May at 8pm
Saturday, 12th of May at 2:30pm
Saturday, 12th of May at 8pm

Ticket prices are 500.000vnd, and 350.000vnd. A limited number of student seats will be available at 100.000vnd (Vietnamese student Id required for purchase). Book your tickets now by send email to  Do not miss out on this rare theatrical event.



• Celebrate Christmas! (The City Opera House)
• Mozart and More! (The City Opera House)


• It's Broadway! (New World Hotel)
• European Day with the HBSO
• Sing Noel!


• A Grand Christmas Extravaganza!
• French Music festivities (IDECAF)
• Opera Chao Bella in June with the HBSO (Italian  Embassy)
• European DDay with the HBSO


• Sea Games Festivities with the HBSO
• Fashion show at the Sheraton Hotel  (French Chamber of Commerce)
• Christmas show for Colette Club
• European day with the HBSO


• European day with the HBSO (EUROCHAM)
• 14 July Bastille Day Celebrations at the French  Consulate


• Christmas show for Colette Club
• Christmas show at the international school 
• Christmas show at the Japanese School
• VERDIANA  avec le HBSO (IBA)


Welcome, Yule!

A Concert for Advent and Christmas

The International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC is pleased to announce its upcoming Christmas concert. This year’s concert will celebrate Advent and Christmas by featuring choruses from Handel’s Messiah and Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium as well as many favorite carols such as Coventry Carol and Un Flambeau Jeanette Isabele. Held on two nights in December, this special one-hour concert will take place in District 1 at the beautiful St. Paul’s Convent.

Rarely open to the public, the convent’s chapel and surrounding cloisters were built by the French. Recently renovated, the charms of the chapel include gorgeous vaulted ceilings, original French brickwork and colonial floor tiles. The beautiful surroundings create the ultimate setting for a night of glorious music that will get you in the holiday spirit. A delight for all, this concert is sure to please every member of the family.

Entry is by donation: as a guide we suggest you match what you would spend on dinner at a good restaurant. All donations collected will go to support Poussiers de Vie (Dust of Life) and Loreto Vietnam-Australia Foundation.

Mark your calendar for 7:30 on Friday, December 2 and/or Saturday, December 3 and be sure to arrive early as there is no reserved seating.

St. Paul’s Convent is located at 4 Ton Duc Thang, District 1 – right on the corner of Nguyen Huu Canh and Ton Duc Thang Streets.


Dàn Hợp xÆ°á»›ng và dàn nhạc quốc tế của thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (ICOHCMC) vui mừng thông báo buổi hòa nhạc Giáng sinh sắp tá»›i. Buổi hòa nhạc năm nay sẽ ká»· niệm Mùa Vọng và Giáng sinh bằng các hợp xÆ°á»›ng từ Messiah của Handel và Morten Lauridsen của O Mysterium Magnum cÅ©ng nhÆ° nhiều bài hát được yêu thích nhÆ° Coventry Carol và Un Flambeau Jeanette Isabele. Được tổ chức vào hai Ä‘êm trong tháng Mười Hai, má»™t giờ buổi hòa nhạc đặc biệt này sẽ diá»…n ra tại quận 1 nhà nguyện Tu viện Dòng Thánh Phao Lô, má»™t nÆ¡i thật đẹp.

Hiếm khi được mở cá»­a cho công chúng, nhà nguyện của tu viện và nhà làng xung quanh Ä‘ã được người Pháp xây dá»±ng. Gần Ä‘ây Ä‘ã cải tạo, nét quyến rÅ© của nhà nguyện bao gồm trần nhà hình vòm tuyệt đẹp, gạch Pháp gốc và gạch lát sàn thuá»™c địa. Các môi trường xung quanh đẹp tạo ra các thiết lập cuối cùng cho má»™t Ä‘êm của âm nhạc vinh quang sẽ giúp bạn có được tinh thần tốt trong kỳ nghỉ. Vời buổi hòa nhạc này chắc chắn sẻ làm hài lòng tất cả các thành viên của gia Ä‘ình bạn.

Entry được tặng: theo hÆ°á»›ng dẫn, chúng tôi đề nghị bạn kết hợp những gì bạn sẽ chi tiêu cho bữa ăn tối tại má»™t nhà hàng tốt. Tất cả các Ä‘óng góp, thu thập sẽ được há»— trợ cho Poussiers de Vie (Dust of Life) và Loreto Vietnam-Australia Program (LVAP).Đánh dấu vào lịch của bạn cho tối lúc 07:30 ngày thứ Sáu 2 tháng 12 và /hoặc là ngày Thứ bảy 3, Tháng 12 và chắc chắn bạn sẽ đến sá»›m nếu không sẻ không có chá»— ngồi dành riêng.

Nhà nguyện Tu viện dòng thánh Phao lô được đặt tại số 4 Tôn Đức Thắng, Quận 1 – ngay trên góc đường Nguyá»…n Hữu Cảnh và Phố Tôn Đức Thắng.