CARLSBAD — Holy Cross Episcopal Church brings beautiful music to its community again this year, with a three-part Sunday concert series beginning Oct. 18.
It may have been divine providence or just a tremendous stroke of luck, but Jenny Yun actually walked into Holy Cross Episcopal Church one afternoon a few years ago and asked if she might be able to practice on the church organ. Thus began the congregation’s love for what may be one of the finest organists in San Diego. Yun’s music lifts and fills every fiber of one’s being. It was she that first suggested that a concert to share the full depth and breadth of the organ’s beauty.
Again this year, Yun with two accompanists will perform at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the church, 6066 Corte Del Cedro.
The next concert will feature the Martin Luther King Community Choir of San Diego at 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and the series concludes with the North Coast Singers
at 3 p.m. Nov. 15.
In the first concert, Yun and the Trinity Trio will play Buxtehude’s “C Major Prelude & Fugue”, along with two Bach selections, “Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring” and “Piece d’Orgue.” She will also play “Salut d’Amour” by Elgar and “Dieu Parmi Nous” by Messiaen.
This year, Yun will be accompanied in playing selections from Piazzolla’s “Winter & Spring” in Four Seasons by Ji-Youn Lee playing the violin, and Jinnie Kim playing the cello.
All three musicians received their initial musical instruction in South Korea, where Ji-Youn and Jinnie took leadership roles in the Park Yeon and Seoul Symphony Orchestras, respectively. Ji-Youn finished graduate studies in education in Germany. Jinnie continues to perform with the North Coast Symphony Orchestra and teaches cello and elementary level music. Yun took graduate training in organ performance & musical composition at Seoul National University and the University of Kansas.
For more information, call Holy Cross Episcopal Church at (760) 930-1270 or visit www.holy-cross-church.org.