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The National Chorus of Korea stuns with ‘Voices of Solace’

The National Chorus of Korea released their full-length album ‘Voices of Solace’ with two title tracks; ‘Saeya Saeya’ and ‘Eo-gi-young-cha’. The choir was founded in 1973. They wanted to pursue the professional and artistic aspects of choral singing. It became an independent art organization in 2000 under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The first title track is a reinterpretation of the traditional Korean song ‘Bird, Bird, Blue Bird’. The folk song was created during the Donghak Peasant Rebellion in 1984. You can listen to the original version here.

The new version of ‘Saeya Saeya’ was composed by Oh Byunghee. Whereas the full choir is guided by Artistic Director Dr. Euijoong Yoon.

Get your good headphones out because all of the members of the choir did a fantastic job and really created an intense, ethereal listening experience. 

If you want more after watching the music video, go ahead and listen to the full album on Spotify here. I particularly recommend the single ‘Starvation’. It is such a beautifully done track. 

A writer with a slight coffee addiction and a tendency to find K-Indie gems in the YouTube rabbit hole.