THE NATIONAL CHORUS OF KOREA
The National Chorus of Korea, the country’s first professional chorus and its leading choral organization,
was founded in 1973 with the main objective of pursuing the professional and artistic aspects of choral singing.
In 2000, the National Chorus of Korea became an independent art organization
under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and restarted as an incorporated foundation.
Currently, the chorus performs four subscription concerts and over sixty performances annually,
including project concerts, provincial concerts, overseas concerts, guest appearances, and official events.
The National Chorus of Korea has introduced an expansive repertoire to Korean audiences.
The chorus has premiered a wealth of well-known choral works by famous composers
such as Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Carl Orff.
Moreover, the chorus is deeply committed to the development of choral music in Korea and expanding its global popularization.
Their tasks involve development and dissemination of Korean creative choral works,
researching the way to express distinct vocal and musical styles portraying many of the special characteristics of Korean culture,
and the formulation of methods of interpreting a variety of styles of music.