Cellist playing March 3

I’m thrilled to introduce our guest cellist for upcoming Sunday’s worship service, August Lee. His presence promises to elevate our musical experience with his masterful cello performances. During the service, the choir will present Richard Donn’s “Lamb,” featuring a captivating solo cello that intertwines seamlessly with the choir’s sensitive vocal writing. Augmenting this musical tapestry, we’ll also hear strains of a 4/4 rendition of “Just as I Am,” enhancing the Lenten message with nuanced control of texture, dynamics, and timbre.

Mr. Lee will grace us with his exquisite cello melodies, accompanying the choir. Furthermore, he will enchant us with Benedetto Marcello’s Largo from Sonata for Violoncello and Continuo No. 1 in F Major as the prelude, and J. S. Bach’s Choral ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,’ BWV 639 during communion, alongside Jung Jin. Below is a brief profile of Mr. Lee:

“August Jong Hyun Lee is a professional classical cellist, educator, and conductor. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to his solo career, Mr. Lee is a dedicated teacher and conductor. He teaches private students and conducts the Valley Church Youth Orchestra, the Silicon Valley Korean Chamber Orchestra, the Tri-Valley Youth Orchestra, and the Oikos Community Orchestra. Mr. Lee is also an active performer. He is a member of the Celeste Stella Trio, a resident musician at the San Francisco Presidio Chapel, and performs in concert series at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. Mr. Lee is a passionate and talented musician dedicated to sharing his love of music with others. He is an asset to the music community and an inspiration to his students and colleagues.”

Our Music Ministry remains dedicated to inviting accomplished guest instrumentalists to enhance our worship services, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon. Thank you for your continued support and interest. (from Music Director, Jung Jin Kim)

Jung Jin