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Kim Jong Il Watches Performance of State Merited Chorus

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, appreciated a performance given by the KPA State Merited Chorus. Watching it together with him were Premier of the Cabinet Pak Pong Ju, Minister of the People's Armed Forces Kim Il Chol who is member of the NDC of the DPRK, secretaries of the WPK Central Committee Kim Kuk Thae and Kim Ki Nam, leading officials of the Party and the army, servicepersons and officials of literary, art and media organizations.
    The merited chorus honored with Kim Il Sung Order put on the stage such chorus pieces as "General of Korea", "The Desire of a Soldier", "The Forest Sways", "Dear General, Where Are You", "Brindled Ox, Go Ahead, Please", "Long Journey for the Songun Revolution", "They Will Tell the Story of a Soldier's Love", "Let's March in Step with the Army Song", "My Native Place", "Road of Victory", "Let's Meet on the Front", "Thunder on Jong Il Peak" and "Let's Continue Our Revolution under the Banner of Songun".
    The performers loudly sang of the proud course of the Songun revolution shining with victory and glory and truthfully represented the rock-firm faith and will of the army and people to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche and the cause of building a great prosperous powerful nation under the uplifted banner of Songun despite any ordeals and difficulties.
    As the performance was over, Kim Jong Il waved to the enthusiastically cheering performers and audience and congratulated them on their successful performance.
    He sent thanks to the artistes of the State Merited Chorus, expressing great satisfaction with their excellent performance replete with the faith and will and revolutionary soldier spirit of Korea.
    The State Merited Chorus has reached the highest level through its energetic performing activities over the last decade, he said, adding: It is the great pride of our Party, army and people to have such an excellent chorus listed as a national treasure.
    He expressed great expectation and conviction that all the artistes of the merited chorus would conduct vigorous revolutionary art activities so as to powerfully encourage the servicepersons and people to launch a new struggle and perform feats and give full play to the might of a bugler for the Songun revolution, a militant art unit.

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