Jane Hyun-Jung Shimmezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano Jane Hyun-Jung Shim, a native of Korea, is known as a rich, clear and sensitive singer. Shim studied at Cal State University, Fullerton. While in school, she was coached as a soprano and has performed many soprano roles. She also won several competitions while in school. Shim is now a familiar face to Orange County choral music audiences as a mezzo-soprano. Since joining Pacific Chorale in 1999, she has appeared as a soloist in many works, including Bach’s B Minor Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Duruflé’s Requiem, Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s “Nelson” Mass, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, and many more. She has been a featured soloist with Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Musica Angelica, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Pacific Chorale, John Alexander Singers, Chorus America Conducting Academy, Berkshire Choral International, Long Beach Camerata Singers, Dallas Korean Master Chorale, Angeles Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Southern California Korean Christian Choir, Hour of Power Choir, CSU Fullerton University Singers and Azusa Pacific University. Shim’s international performances include the European premiere of Jake Heggie’s “He Will Gather Us Around” (from Dead Man Walking) at St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, and Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church of St. Jerome) in Vienna. She has also performed at Matthias Church in Budapest, Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) in Vienna, St Sulpice, St Étienne du Mont, St Louis en l’Île, and La Madeleine in Paris. Her beautiful solo work of Duruflé’s Requiem with Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival 2011 led to a performance at Église St-Étienne-du-Mont, where Duruflé had been the titular organist.
Shim is currently the alto section leader of Pacific Chorale.