The high-level delegation of the DPRK led by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, enjoyed a congratulatory performance given by the art troupe of the DPRK in Seoul on February 11, together with south Korean President Moon Jae In and his wife.
Among the audience were members of the DPRK high-level delegation, including Kim Yo Jong, first deputy-department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, leading members of the art troupe, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, To Jong Hwan, minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Pak Won Sun, mayor of Seoul City, and other figures and masses of the south side and foreign diplomatic envoys in Seoul.
The art troupe of the DPRK led by Kwon Hyok Bong, department director of the Ministry of Culture, and Hyon Song Wol, head of the Samjiyon Symphony Orchestra, gave a performance again in Seoul in the wake of a congratulatory performance in Kangnung of south Korea on February 8 ahead of the opening of the 23rd Winter Olympics.
When the introducer conveyed the compatriotic greetings of the people of the north amid the playing of the music of prelude “Glad to See You”, spectators broke into enthusiastic applause and cheers.
The 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 colourful numbers.
Through the serial orchestra “Dear Melodies” newly and specifically depicted with world famous songs, the performers showed their excellent skills.
When they 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 Our Country”, delighting the spectators.
The performance ended with choruses “Our Wish Is Reunification” and “See You Again” sung by the 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 the artistes upon their 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 the Blue House.
The luncheon and dinner took place in an amicable atmosphere.