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Sacred Music I
Iberi Choir from Georgia
The Jeonbuk Yeongsan Jakbeop Preservation Society

Sacred Music I
Iberi Choir from Georgia
The Jeonbuk Yeongsan Jakbeop Preservation Society

Oct.04(Fri)(19:00, Yeonji Hall)

Over the age of 8 20,000won Get ticket

Performance presentation
Series of Sacred Music

Human Beings’Ardent Wishes for God and Arts Encountered Somewhere in the Way
This year, the special programs of the Jeonju Int’l Sori Festival, Sacred Music I and II, are ready to meet their audiences. An opportunity to listen to very special messages of the artists for whom life becomes prayers and prayers performances. The audiences are guided to a peaceful world that music leads them to, or encounter gestures that contain strong wishes towards heaven from time to time. Sacred Music series dig into a place between peace from God and human yearning towards God!
In the Sacred Music I, you can meet the polyphonic, ancient music of Georgian orthodox church, presented by Iberi Choir, the most harmonious, beautiful vocal. In the Sacred Music II, you will be invited to a world of pure peace by the musical pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen played by Yang Seongwon, a cellist, and Ensemble TIMF. You can also see the ceremonies of the Jeonbuk Yeongsan Jakbeop Preservation Society and the Araetnyeok Suryukjae Preservation Society, which are the leading Buddhist ritual societies of Honam and Yeongnam regions, in the Sacred Music I and II.


Iberi Choir from Georgia
A beautiful song of harmony that “being one” makes.

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Chance to encounter the most beautiful, harmonious vocals ever present. Iberi Choir was organized in 2012 centering around Buba Murgulia, music director, and has won great reputations from famous world music festivals around the world. The number of male musicians, around eight, each stage requires get on the stage and show their solid and thorough vocal ensemble. Their songs remind us of the polyphony that was sung by the monks of the Georgia authentic church. Their repertoire includes not only the church music, but also orally transmitted ballads, legendary tales, lullabies for centuries.

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Cooperation with National Gukak Centre


The Jeonbuk Yeongsan Jakbeop Preservation Society
Traditional Buddhist ceremony to guide the souls of the dead to heaven.

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Yeongsanjae is a ritual ceremony that expresses the philosophic and spiritual messages of Buddhism. You will see a ritualistic performance of Yeongsanjae on the stage of the Festival. You will also see their brilliant dances called seungmu and beommu, which show distinctive features of Jeonbuk Yeongsanjae, and listen to charming and profound sori of the beompae. Yeongsan Jakbeop is a magnificent ceremony of traditional Buddhism, the core procedure of Yeongsanjae. It was listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. (No. 18 Jeollabuk-do Intangible Cultural Property).