THE NATIONAL CHORUS OF KOREA
The National Chorus of Korea (NCK), the country’s first professional chorus and choral leader, was founded in 1973 in order to pursue the professional and artistic aspects of choral singing. It has become independent as an art organization under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2000. As a foundation corporation, the chorus has accomplished numerous achievements such as subscription concerts, project concerts, provincial concerts, overseas concerts, guest appearance, official events, and so on.
The National Chorus of Korea has introduced a wealth of famous choral repertoire to Korea, such as , , , , , etc. along with a wide variety of repertoire, extending from the Renaissance to Contemporary Periods. The chorus has garnered many achievements within the choral art in Korea. The chorus has developed new Korean choral works that express distinct vocal and musical styles portraying many of the special characteristics of Korean culture, alongside interpretations of other various styles of music.
The NCK has elevated Korean choral music to a professional level, which has served as the motivation for developing the chorus to become one of the world’s greatest vocal music groups. The members of the chorus have greatly contributed to the field of vocal music in Korea. The chorus has been invited to Europe, the United States, China, and Japan, providing the chorus with the opportunity to become more globalized through the experience of performing abroad. Currently, the chorus is being led by 10thArtisticdirector,YoonEuijoong.