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Children's choir to croon Korean folk songs

Update: March, 27/2015 - 07:57

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese and South Korean choirs will perform during a concert on Sunday at the Viet Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM)'s Grand Music Hall.

The concert will also include a repertoire of folklore songs sung by the Seongnam Children Choir, the Young Vietnamese Choir and the SolArt Choir.

The performances will be conducted by Le Doai Huy, Hai Yen and Korean Kang Young-mo.

The two choirs will sing the Vietnamese ethnic group's Cong Khao song, Ga Gay Le Te and the Korean number, Arirang.

The intermission will be followed by a performance from the 62-member Seongnam Children's Choir.

The concert will also be held to inaugurate the VNAM's Grand Music Hall. It is part of an activity series held to promote co-operation and exchange between VNAM and other music conservatoires around the world.

Established in 1997, the Seongnam Children's Choir has given about 500 performances in South Korea and abroad.

Members of the Young Vietnamese Choir are students of the VNAM's Musicology, Composition and Conducting Department. The choir aims to promote collaboration among Vietnamese and foreign choirs.

The SolArt Choir was set up in 2008. It has taken part in the international choir festival, Voice Without Borders in the United States, and won golden and silver medals at festivals held in Germany and South Korea.

The concert will start at 8pm at the VNAM's newly inaugurated Grand Music Hall on 77 Hao Nam Street. — VNS



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