The joint performance “Long Live the Workers’ Party of Korea” was given by the Moranbong Band and the State Merited Chorus on Thursday here to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju appeared in the auditorium.
Among the audience were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Pak To Chun, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Won Hong, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Yong Il, Kim Phyong Hae, Kwak Pom Gi, Mun Kyong Dok, Choe Pu Il, Jo Yon Jun and Thae Jong Su, officials of party and armed forces organs, chief secretaries of the WPK Provincial Committees, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and students in the city.
It was appreciated by the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front and overseas compatriots visiting the socialist homeland.
Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of various countries and representatives of international organizations here, military attaches and their wives, embassy officials and foreign guests staying in the country.
It began with the prologue “We Sing of the Party”. Put on the stage were numbers including female chorus “Ode to the Motherland”, instrumental music and song “Fly Higher Our Party Flag” and string quartet “It Is October”.
The performers made a solemn and impressive music representation of the glorious history of the WPK shining with the immortal exploits of President Kim Il Sung, founder of the WPK, and leader Kim Jong Il, its builder.
The audience was deeply touched by light music and serial songs “O Mother Party which Protected My Destiny” as it expressed profound gratitude to the mother party for building a socialist flower garden with loving care on this land where the people are blessed with the illustrious leaders and the party generation after generation and taking care of the people across the country.
Male chorus “Our Future Is Bright” and female chorus and chorus “Let’s Defend Socialism” reflected the staunch spirit of the DPRK advancing along the road of socialism full of faith in victory.
The spectators were mesmerized by the fascinating performance the artistes staged by presenting music reflecting the spirit of the stirring times and national emotion in such fresh styles and representations as a combination of Korean style light music, orchestral music and chorus, resonant and rich echo, cheerful tune and gorgeous and peculiar stage decor.
At the end of the performance, Kim Jong Un waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of the artistes and audience and congratulated the artistes on their successful presentation.
He said the joint performance staged by the Moranbong Band and the State Merited Chorus is flawless in its ideological contents and artistry, adding that the WPK is proud of having such revolutionary art troupes.
He assigned the artistes to the task to stage the performance before officials and working people in various fields and youth and students till October 17. -0-