Colorado Korean Chorus

As a Korean community chorus, Colorado Korean Chorus has consistently developed after its establishment in 2005

Under Dr. Taehyun Kim, CKC has had seasonal concerts (two main concerts, special concert) annually and has held seminars for the community to provide quality choral music regularly. CKC is eager to have opportunities to serve with good music and passion. CKC has been well received reputation by their performance (Messiah and Dixit Dominus by Handel, Coronation Mass by Mozart, Glory by Rutter, Ceremony of Carol by Britten etc.) from choral enthusiasts, including Korean communities. In addition, CKC has consistently produced a great impression by its Korean choral repertories, surpassing traditional resource and ethnic spirituals.

In the 8th annual concert in 2012, CKC invited a composer, Young-Jo Lee and performed his works featured integrating Korean traditional elements with western musical techniques resulting in, CKC received great reputations. CKC has matured over the past 11 years, pursuing excellence for a heightened level of choral music awareness and touching the minds and hearts of the Colorado cultural community. In 2015, CKC celebrated our 10th anniversary with a very special concert in June titled “Arirang”. Through our performances, CKC has witnessed tremendous growth in our own choral music growth and naturally has received much appreciation and accolades from the community.

Greeting

President, Ms. Soonhee Kolrud

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president

Board Members

Vice President

Kyunghae Woo

Administration Team Lead

Rhoda Kim

Finance Team Lead
Heekyung Lim

Event Team Lead
Eunjoo Choi

Dr. Taehyun Kim

Conductor


Tae-hyun Kim_ConductorDr. Taehyun Kim was appointed Artistic Director at Colorado Korean Chorus in 2007 and has conducted various concerts with quality choral music. In addition, he is serving in a seminar of sacred choir music and at local churches as a clinician, and concentrating on developing new techniques in the choral community field. He mastered an extensive amount of choral literature and various rehearsal techniques to develop his unique choral style as a conductor and singer with the Chamber Singers and Chorale at CCM (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati).

After studying at CCM, he has continued his choral studies at UNC (University of Northern Colorado) with the goal of mastering his conductor skills, with a second emphasis on Composition. While attending UNC, he has had opportunities to serve as the conductor, assistant conductor for diverse choral ensembles, and the Chorusmaster for “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Turandot”, “Dido and Aeneas”, and “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.

In, September 2018, he had a great opportunity to have a concert with Daegu city choir in Korean as a guest conductor. He is currently serving as a conductor of CKC and a music director of NewLife Mission Church.

Dr. Jiwon Baik

Accompanist


Jiwon Baik_PianistDr. Jiwon Baik is a concert pianist and teacher who started piano at the age of 6. She received Doctoral of Music from Florida State University and Master of Music from The Ohio State University.  She also studied at St Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia under the tutelage of Elena Shishiko.  She had master classes with renowned pianists such as Lazar Berman, Angela Hewitt, and Garrick Olson.  She won numerous competitions such as Graves Music Competition, MTNA competition, the Ohio State Piano Concerto Competition, and Korean Times Competition. She was a recipient of Nohl Trent Scholarship, Chataqua Music School scholarship, and academic scholarships during her doctoral and master’s studies.

She has performed as a soloist with The Ohio State University Orchestra, Worthington Orchestra, and the celebration concert.  She was one of the performers of 220 musicians in 7 countries of Scarlatti Marathon concert: Festival Interactional Scarlatti’s 556 keyboard sonatas.  She also served as an instructor for many years for the piano and piano pedagogy department at Florida State University.  Currently, she is a pianist/organist at Intercession Episcopal Church at Thorton, and also serves as a pianist for Colorado Korean Chorus.