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10-03-2013


FEBC Korean Children’s Choir performs at UC

 


Williamsburg, KY.,- The Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Children’s Choir from Changwon, South Korea recently performed at the O. Wayne Rollins Center on the University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) campus. The children brought warm smiles, cheerful hearts, professionalism, colorful costumes and true Korean tradition to the University of the Cumberlands.

“The Far East Broadcasting Company Children’s Choir was unbelievably talented, “gushed a community member. “The children were very disciplined and professional but they were also so sweet and their performance was touching.”

 


The chairman of Far East Broadcasting Company, Dr. Billy Kim, spoke at the concert and introduced the choir. He is the former president of the Baptist World Alliance and served from 2000 to 2005. He was also the interpreter for Billy Graham during his many memorable sermons.

“University of the Cumberlands is a wonderful institution, with a wonderful president, wonderful faculty, and wonderful students,” said Dr. Billy Kim.

The children clapped and danced with the start of “Glory Glory Hallelujah” and quickly moved into “The Saints will Come Marching Home.” Their costumes brightly painted the stage and shed light on their culture while entertaining the audience’s eyes and ears. The choir then gave their vibrant rendition of “Above all Kings”, “Celebrate Jesus Celebrate”, and “My Life Is in You Lord.” “Great is thy Faithfulness” was sung in English by a soloist. The crowd then stood in respect for the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home.”

The children danced choreographed movements with flashy props and fans that captivated the audience. At one point in their performance the choir exited the stage to give hugs to random people in the crowd. The audience gave the children a well-deserved standing ovation as they closed they show.

“My favorite part was when the children came off stage and hugged the audience,” said a UC student. “There was an obvious connection with our students and these children who live on the other side of the world. It presented such a warm feeling as if barriers had been broken. I am glad I was able to experience this extraordinary and unique event and I hope they come back next year.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.