The Concordia Choir Tours South Korea
May 09, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
GORDON MOE, associate director, Music Organizations
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
THE CONCORDIA CHOIR TOURS SOUTH KOREA
Seventy-one members of The Concordia Choir left May 2 and will spend three weeks traveling and performing in South Korea, which has taken a leading role in the advancement of choral music into the 21st century.
The choir, on its first tour to South Korea, will perform "Me-Na-Ri" for the composer, Hyo-Won-Woo, who is one of the country's leading composers of contemporary music and has been the composer-in-residence for the Incheon City Chorale since 1999. The choir will collaborate with several professional and university choirs while on tour.
Choir members will also have the opportunity to visit many sites in South Korea, including Gyeongbokgung Palace; a VIP tour of the presidential residence, also known as Blue House or Cheongwadae; Yongmunsa Temple; and Gyeongju National Museum. Students will also see a percussion performance by “Nanta,” which has won international awards and acclaim; visit Daegu’s famous Medicinal Herb Market; and meet with a Taekwondo Master for a basic lesson on this Korean martial arts form.