What a surprise!! It is our pleasure to have one of our concert songs posted in this blog. I'm Y.S.Chang, Chief of Busan Harmony Choir.(www.bsharmony.com) We are an amateur choir in Busan, South Korea that includes teachers, doctors, professors, businessmen, salarymen, housekeepers, and students. The concert was held on June 25 as our 8th regular concert in the 60th year since the Korean War. The theme of the concert was 'PEACE'. By reading this blog, I learned about Jewish history in Korea.
As you may know, Korean history shares some similarity with Jewish history. A lot of countries invaded Korea continuously for more than 1,000 years. Many Korean (Chosun Dynasty) young men and women were dragged to China (Qing Dynasty) 450 years ago after the war with Qing (China). Also, Japan invaded Korea many times. Finally, the Korean War broke out in 1950 and separated South and North Korea. Because of the Korean War, a lot of people died and their families were broken up.
Now, Koreans know the value of 'Peace' as much as Jews. So, I think both peoples have a common understanding of 'Peace'. When we sing 'Hevenu Shalom Aleichem', we feel the Jewish wish for peace.
Anyway, it is a good opportunity for me to understand more about Jews, and thanks for your posting our concert.