Ep. 2: Planning Service Music and Recitals as an Organist-Choir Director, with Yun Kyong Kim
Interview: Dr. Yun Kyong Kim, organist and choir director at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio, discusses her approach to directing a choir while also playing the organ, planning her repertoire and hymnody, and crafting organ recitals to make the most of an instrument's unique sound and acoustic space.
Check out Yun's website, where you can listen to her play and see the albums she's released, including her recent Wild Card.
In the Field: Crawford and I discuss our approaches to planning hymns, choir anthems (especially for a volunteer choir), and instrumental music.
Curious about singing hymns alongside a lectionary's Scripture readings? Check out this post.
Resources we discuss:
Post-It Full Adhesive Roll (what even?! I can't believe I've been ripping up post-its all these years!)
Hal Hopson's "I Lift My Eyes: Psalms 121," a two-part anthem to have in your back pocket for snowy days when only a few folks can get to church.
Listen to Episode 2
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