Jo-Michael Scheibe conducts South Korean choral ensemble
Jo-Michael Scheibe (DMA ‘85), chair of the USC Thornton Choral & Sacred Music program, recently completed a week-long residency conducting the Pohang City Choir in Pohang, South Korea. Scheibe is the first non-Korean conductor of the ensemble since its founding 40 years ago.
The Pohang City Choir is a 45-member ensemble; one of 33 full-time, professional choirs in South Korea, a country which is making a substantial investment of resources in its choral tradition. The residency concluded with a sold-out gala concert in Pohang, featuring choral masterpieces, including Sure on this Shining Night and Dirait-on by Thornton faculty member Morten Lauridsen.