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: Sohmin Yee


Members (As of Fall 2018)

Sopranos                            Altos

Minson Baek                       Younghwa Choi

Angela Choe                        Emily Hwang

Alice Chung                         Donna Kim

Sunah Jong                          Kristina Kim

Jieon Kim                             Ae Kyung Lee

June Kim                              Young Jin Lee

Sun Yu Kim                          Son U Mun

Jennifer Lee                         Shin Ae Shin

Nakyung Lee                        Okhee Yong

Debbie Min                           In Hee Yoo

Sinhye Na

Jane Park

Haesook Song

Kyung Yeon Song

Ko Woon Um




Tenors                                     Basses

Yong Baik Chough                 Guibog Choi

Sung Sik Hur                          Kevin Chung

Eunseok Kim                          Michael Kim

Hong Keun Kim                     T Y Kim

Se Wook Kim                          Song K. Mun

Chris Ilwon Lee                      Minil Shin

Intae Lee                                 Jung Min Yoon

Iksoo Park                              Sung Won Yoon

Sooan Shin