Performances on KPA Birthday

Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) — Art performances were given in Pyongyang and local cities Monday in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Korean

People’s Army.
The performances were appreciated by leading officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the state and the army and chairpersons of friendly parties.

Overseas Koreans staying in the socialist homeland also enjoyed the performances.

The Korean People’s Army Song and Dance Ensemble gave a song and dance performance at the April 25 House of Culture. It successfully depicted the grand sight of the heroic KPA which has steadily grown in strength while firmly defending the country and revolution and socialism under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung and Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il.

The program included the mixed chorus “Song of the Korean People’s Army”, the male group singing “Song of a Truck Driver,” the dance “My Heavy Machinegun,” the mixed chorus “General on a Galloping White Horse”, and the female solo “Song of Chollima Vanguard”.

A concert was given by the State Symphony Orchestra at the People’s Palace of Culture. Put on the stage were the fourth movement “Glory to the General” of the symphonic suite “Long Journey for Songun Leadership”, the orchestras “Arirang”, “Mungyong Pass” and “Rich Harvest Comes to the Chongsan Plain” and other pieces. It also well represented the themes of famous Korean music, a collection of world famous music and the first movement of Shostakovich’s 7th symphony “Leningrad”.

Meanwhile, the State Theatrical Company performed the revolutionary drama “Following the Banner of Victory” at the State Theatrical Theatre and the Phibada Opera Troupe staged the revolutionary opera “The Sea of Love” at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre.

The Pyongyang Circus, the Pyongyang Moranbong Circus and the Pyongyang Puppet Show Company put on stages colorful numbers inspiring the KPA soldiers and people with revolutionary optimism and emotion and militant spirit.

Provincial art troupes also gave celebration performances.

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