With the Honolulu Symphony Chorus
Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
Esther S. Yoo, Conductor
Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 pm at Blaisdell Concert Hall
Widely regarded as the greatest of Bach's choral works, the B Minor Mass will be presented as the Oʻahu Choral Society's season closer, with the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra, and soloists Youngmi Kim, Georgine Stark, Jennifer Lane, Randall Umstead, and David Dong-Geun Kim.
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Tickets: $30, $40, $50, $60 with with a $10 discount for students and active duty military with ID. $15/ticket discount applies for groups of 10 or more! Tickets may be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, or at ticketmaster.com. Service charges will apply.
Soprano Youngmi Kim Youngmi Kim is the recipient of numerous accolades including first prize at the William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as a result of reaching the finals of The Lyndon Woodside Solo Competition where she won the Richard Westenberg Award for 18th Century Stylistic Interpretation. Youngmi Kim is an accomplished interpreter of early music. She is a regularly featured vocalist with the Catacoustic Consort, an acclaimed Cincinnati-based early music chamber ensemble. Dr. Kim is a frequent performer in her native Seoul and has appeared in concert as a soloist with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions. She was featured as soprano soloist in Brahms’s German Requiem with the Seoul Philharmonic under the direction of maestro Myung-Whun Chung.
Georgine Stark, soprano, a native of Buffalo, New York, has mesmerized Honolulu audiences in the Handel Gloria, Mozart Requiem, Bach Mass in B Minor at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, and the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, also at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu.
The American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane is recognized internationally for her stunning interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to that of contemporary composers. She has appeared at festivals worldwide, with such noted conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Mstislav Rostropovich, William Christie, Nicholas McGegan, Andrew Parrott, Christopher Hogwood, Marc Minkowski, Helmut Rilling, and Robert Shaw, among others.
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Randall Umstead, tenor, is Chair of the Division of Vocal Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In recent performances, Dr. Umstead sang the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion with the Bach Society of Houston. Dr. Umstead was a quarterfinalist in the 2010 International Vocal Competition, and in 2008 was a finalist in the American Bach Society’s 5th Biennial Vocal Competition.
The Korean-born baritone David Dong-Geun Kim studied at Kyung-Hee University in Seoul, and came to America for further study at the Universty of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He has appeared as a bass soloist for J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (BWV 245) and Igor Stravinsky’s Pribaoutki with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Brahms’s German Requiem and Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, and J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 147 with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.