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United Foundation hosts 2013 Family Concert

The 2013 Family Concert with a renowned orchestra and choir was held at Seoul Arts Center on Tuesday.

Sponsored by the United Foundation, the event opened with the World Vision Korea Children’s Choir singing familiar songs such as “Sanduelbaram (Breeze),” “Eolgul (The face),” and “Gohyangeuibom (Spring in my hometown).” The members also presented traditional Korean fan dance and drum dance folk songs such as “Arirang,” “Ongheya,” “Hangangsutaryeong” and “Jindobukchum.”
The 2013 Family Concert, sponsored by the United Foundation, is held at Seoul Arts Center on Tuesday.(United Foundation)
The 2013 Family Concert, sponsored by the United Foundation, is held at Seoul Arts Center on Tuesday.(United Foundation)
Kang Duk-young
Kang Duk-young

The World Vision choir was established in 1960 by World Vision, an international non-governmental organization, and made headlines in 1978 when it won an international choir competition organized by the BBC.

Also at the concert, the Korean Adopted Children’s Choir, consisting of domestic adoptees, performed with mezzo-soprano Kim Soo-jung.

In the second half of the concert, the Korea Soloists Orchestra performed “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1: Morning Mood” by Grieg. The orchestra has been actively involved in charity events, including its concerts for Hansen’s disease patients on Sorokdo Island, South Jeolla Province, and other economically underprivileged people.

“We hope the concert delivered some positive energy amid the economic hardships and the long winter,” said Kang Duk-young, head of the foundation and CEO of Korea United Pharm.

The United Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing classical performances to all people and globalizing Korean culture.

By Bae Ji-sook (baejisook@heraldcorp.com)
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