The 3rd. 2020 Global Choir Concert

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October 2020

Program and cast


CBSN Choir of New York
Sunkyong Lee, conductor
Seonghye Kim, piano
Women's Choral of America
Sung-Ae Oh
Joo-Young Kim
Yesung Choir
O Se Young
Lee Eun Sil
Viennese Korean women's choir
Hyesun Lim, conductor
Eula Lee, piano
Korean Children's Choir Vienna
Youjeong Hong, piano
Sarah Chang, piano
Seoul Elders Choir
Kim Sung Kyun
Lee Jeong Mi
United Church Choir of Vienna


The 3rd. 2020 Global Choir Concert - Christian Broadcasting System of New York

Mary MacDonald
This is my father’s world

Sunkyong Lee
New York Arirang

William H.Bates
O sing to the Lord a New Song

Eugene Butler
Glorificamus Te

Marchin With the Saints; arranged by Patti Drennan

Jungsik Hong
Ebenezer, Lord our God

Joseph M. Martin
Jesus the Lord of Love

BRA. Oh / J.E. Lee / K.H. lee
The Throne in my Heart

Chris Tomlin
How great is our God

Kim Andrea A Prayer of Peace

It was the Lord's Choice; arranged by Kim Sung Kyun


This building is located on Dumbastraße/Bösendorferstraße behind the Hotel Imperial near the Ringstraße boulevard and the Wien River, between Bösendorferstraße and Karlsplatz. However, since Bösendorferstraße is a relatively small street, the building is better known as being between Karlsplatz and Kärntner Ring (part of Ringstraße loop). It was erected as the new concert hall run by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, on a piece of land provided by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1863. The plans were designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple, including a concert hall as well as a smaller chamber music hall. The building was inaugurated on 6 January, 1870. A major donor was Nikolaus Dumba whose name the Austrian government gave to one of the streets surrounding the Musikverein.

Great Hall - Golden Hall

“As high as any expectations could be, they would still be exceeded by the first impression of the hall which displays an architectural beauty and a stylish splendour making it the only one of its kind.” This was the reaction of the press to the opening of the new Musikverein building and the first concert in the Großer Musikvereinssaal on 6 January 1870.

The impression must have been overwhelming – so overwhelming that Vienna’s leading critic, Eduard Hanslick, irritatingly brought up the question of whether this Großer Musikvereinssaal “was not too sparkling and magnificent for a concert hall”. “From all sides spring gold and colours.”






Brahms Hall

"In order not to promise too much it can be said that it has been made into the most beautiful, most magnificent, perfect example of a chamber concert hall that any of us knows in the world.” This was the reaction of a Vienna daily newspaper in October 1993 as the Brahms-Saal was presented to the public after extensive renovation work.

The surprise was perfect. It was a completely new hall. In contrast to the Grosse Musikvereinssaal, the Brahms-Saal had changed its appearance quite considerably over the years. When and how it acquired that slightly melancholy duskiness that was known to music lovers before 1993 cannot be precisely documented.




Glass Hall

As a venue for events from concerts to luxury banquets, the Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium is not only the largest of the Musikverein's 4 new halls but also the most flexible in terms of usage.

Hub podiums enable the smooth transformation of the concert hall into a conference centre, the cinema into a ballroom, or the stage into a catwalk. State-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and widescreen digital projection provide the ideal conditions for half-scenic productions.
The Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium was designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer. With a height of 8 metres, the hall (including the gallery) can play host to up to 380 visitors.

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