YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s Dana Chorale, conducted by Hae-Jong Lee and accompanied by Kathy Miller, will participate in the 2020 Busan Choral Festival & Competition.
The prerecorded concert will premiere on the Busan Choral YouTube channel at 4 a.m. Sunday.
“I was looking for a joint virtual choir project this semester with choirs from overseas. The organizer of the Busan Choral Festival & Competition saw the Dana Chorale’s Korea tour performance in May 2017, took notice of our project and invited us to join the international virtual choir festival,” Lee said in a news release.
The Busan Choral Festival & Competition is the representative choral festival in Asia, celebrating its 16th anniversary this year. Twelve choirs from nine countries created videos of their singing to be included in the concert.
“The pandemic has created many challenges for music schools but also fostered creative projects like this collaborative performance by YSU's Dana Chorale and the Busan Teacher's Choir. I am grateful that Dr. Hae-Jong Lee is providing a memorable experience for our students while live performances are limited,” Randall Goldberg, director of the Dana School of Music, said in the release.
The Dana Chorale collaborated with the Busan Teacher’s Choir and will perform “You Do Not Walk Alone” by Elaine Hagerberg. Lee provided the musical direction for the project, including repertoire selection, score markings and creating a conductor’s video with the audio tracks.
For more information, call the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.