Director of Music


Our  Church Music-


The church music at Christuskirche  is primarily  under the direction of the Director of Music, Sae Wan Yang who has been entrusted with this task since  October 2007. 

In addition to her study  as church musician and organist in her native country of Korea, Sae Wan also  studied in at the Royal College of Music in London.  She received a scholarship to the Northwestern University in Illinois and served as university organist.  After the completion of her studies at NU Sae Wan finished  at USC  Los Angeles where she earned her Master's and Doctoral degrees along with numerous scholarships.  Sae Wan aptly combines musical professionalism, international church music experience, and a deep faith.

One of the tasks of the Director of Music is the  accompaniment of the four soloists, who are employed by the congregation,  and who present on alternate Sundays solos as part of Sunday worship. They are; Andrea Herron soprano, Vivian Buentiempo-Johnson alto, Chad Ruyle tenor and Matthew Acuff, bass.

In addition to the soloists a small choir participates in our Sunday worship, as well as in occasional concerts. The choir welcomes all that are interested in joining in.


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