CantAmore Chorus



The CantAmore Chorus was founded November 2002, by in the Korean community in the San Diego area by founders who share their love and passion for choral music.   The term “CantAmore” was put together by these founding members, with the words Cantare (“to sing”) and Amore (“to love”), in an attempt to reflect their heartfelt love for singing.

The CantAmore Chorus, a choral group of men and women (along with its all-women subgroup, the Women’s Chorale) is dedicated to musical excellence, study and performance by singers/musicians of Korean American descent. Led by Music Director Mr. Hyun Kwan Chung, the CantAmore Chorus seeks to foster and promote the continued cultural awareness of the San Diego Korean American community in the music and arts, by means of its performances and music, community of brotherhood and camaraderie.

The CantAmore Chorus holds its annual concerts during the Winter. In addition, it holds its annual Korean community Spring festivals in which numerous musical talents from the local musical community perform along with the Chorus.


The Board

Kristina Kim, Chairperson

Gina Chung, Board Member

Donna Kim, Board Member

June Kim, Board Member

Hyun-Kwan Chung, Board Member


*The Staff

President: Kristina Kim

Vice President & Treasurer: Donna Kim

Stage Manager: Walter Kim

Video and Audio Director: Haksoo Kim



Music Director: Hyun-Kwan Chung

Vocal Coach: June Kim

Pianist: Sun Mi Lim


Members (As of Spring 2019)

Sopranos                            Altos

Minson Baek                       Helen Choi

Angela Choe                        Younghwa Choi

Alice Chung                         Emily Hwang

Sunah Jong                          Kimmie Hwang

Gloria Yom Kim                 Donna Kim

Jieon Kim                            Kristina Kim

June Kim                             Ae Kyung Lee

Jennifer Lee                       Young Jin Lee

Nakyung Lee                      Son U Mun

Debbie Min                         Shin Ae Shin

Sinhye Na                           Okhee Yong

Jane Park                            In Hee Yoo

Kyung Yeon Song

Ko Woon Um



Tenors                                     Basses

Victor Byun                             Guibog Choi

Keun Ho Choi                          Michael Kim

Yong Baik Chough                  T Y Kim

Eunseok Kim                          Song K. Mun

Hong Keun Kim                     Chris Park

Se Wook Kim                          Minil Shin

Hoyoung Lee                          Jungmin Yoon

Iksoo Park                              Sung Won Yoon