The Yonsei University Concert Choir
with Yonsei Chamber Ensemble
Haeock Eunice Kim Bang, director
The 2011 Invitation Concert Series in the United States
Music of Sweelinck, Brahms, Schumann, Bach, Nystedt, Victoria, and more
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
Free and open to the public; parking available.
Yonsei Concert Choir is the pioneer of all university choirs in South Korea, being founded in 1966 by Professor Kwak, Sang Soo of Yonsei University. Since then, the choir has been pursuing high standards of performance by presenting numerous concerts annually and participating in various national and international stages. In 1969, Yonsei Concert Choir represented Asia at the International Choral Competition, Lincoln Center ; received the Yonsei Cultural Arts Award in 1973; and even won the first prize title in the Choral Competition hosted by the European Broadcasting Union in 1990. The choir also had the unique opportunity of going on an invitational concert tour around North America sponsored by Emory University, USA and the University of Victoria, Canada in 1997. Then in February 2005, the choir performed at invitational concerts celebrating the 120th Anniversary of Yonsei University held in different parts of the United States and Japan. In 2008, Celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Yonsei, a concert tour Germany was accomplished (Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, St. Johann Kirche in Saarbruecken, Duesseldorf University, St. Lukas Kirche in Dresden, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Seongyo Kirche in Berlin, Germany). In September, 2009, Concert choir was invited to perform for the celebration of the 10th anniversary, Japanese and Curtural Education Centre in Doshisha University. In 2010, Yonsei Concert Choir was invited for Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y La solidad Sonora Music Festival in Spain, won the Second prize in the competition.