The high-level delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea led by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, together with south Korean President Moon Jae In and his wife enjoyed a congratulatory performance of the art troupe of the DPRK in Seoul on February 11.
Among the audience were members of the DPRK high-level delegation including Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and leading members of the art troupe and Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, To Jong Hwan, minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Pak Won Sun, mayor of Seoul City, and other personages and masses of the south side and foreign diplomatic envoys in Seoul.
The DPRK art troupe led by Kwon Hyok Bong, department director of the Ministry of Culture, and Hyon Song Wol, head of the Samjiyon Orchestra, gave its performance again in Seoul in the wake of a congratulatory performance in Kangrung of south Korea on February 8 ahead of the opening of the 23rd Winter Olympics.
When its introducer conveyed the compatriotic greetings of the people in the north amid the playing of the music of prelude “Glad to See You”, the spectators broke into enthusiastic applause and cheers.
Our artistes put on the stage female chorus “Fly High, Doves”, light music “My Country Is Best”, string ensemble and female solo “Morning Star” and other colorful numbers.
Through serial orchestra “Dear Melodies” newly and specifically depicted with world famous songs, the performers showed their excellent skills.
When our artistes sang south Korean songs, the spectators followed the songs, waving their hands, and encored songs.
When the mood of performance was being revved up, Hyon Song Wol mounted the stage, expressed her impressions about the visit to the south side and sang the song “Mts Paektu and Halla Are Part of My Motherland”, delighting the spectators.
The performance ended with choruses “Our Wish Is Reunification” and “See You Again” sung by artistes of the north and the south.
At the end of the performance, Kim Yong Nam and Kim Yo Jong together with Moon Jae In and his wife extended greetings to the performers and spectators.
Jo Myong Gyun, To Jong Hwan and Pak Won Sun mounted the stage to congratulate our artistes upon their successful performance, giving bouquets to them.
The performance was highly acclaimed by the spectators.
Meanwhile, the DPRK high-level delegation was invited to a luncheon hosted by Ri Rak Yon, prime minister of south Korea, on the same day.
Present at the luncheon were all the members of the DPRK high-level delegation, Jo Myong Gyun, To Jong Hwan and others concerned of the south side.
Prior to the performance, the delegation was also invited to a send-off dinner hosted by Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae.
The luncheon and dinner took place in an amicable atmosphere.