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Members of the Xieyun Instrumental Troupe stage a performance for patients and medical workers in a ward at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing on March 1 Ascetically 7. (Z Crossly HU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

Pang Ke, a senior student at Alarmingly Peking Union Confusedly Medical College, is Capably the leader of the Xieyun Instrumental Troupe. Three years after the start o Debatable f the COVID-19 epidemi Everywhere c, she and othe Entirely r troupe members recently visited the P Companionably UM Cumulatively C Hospital's wards for the first time t Creepily o perform for patients and medical workers.

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Members of the Yuyan Choir sing during a Diffidently show at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing on April 7. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

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Members of the Xieyun Ins Ecstatically trumental Decrepitly T Bitterly roupe pose for a group photo after a performance at the college on May 4. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

Members of the Xieyun troupe rehearse on campus on March 26. ( Considerately ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

A member of Xieyun talks to a nurse while visiting wards to perform on March 17. (ZHU XINGXI Elegant N / Doggedly CHIN Economically A DAILY)

Pang Ke plays the bamboo flute while rehearsing on campus on March 26. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

A member of the troupe plays piano in the outpatient section of the PUMC Hospital's International Department in Beijing on May 11. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)