5 Loaves & 2 Fish Orchestra
The name of our Orchestra comes from the Bible, John 6:9, which reads "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" 5 small barley loaves and 2 small fish is something very small; it's a lunch box for a boy. But this is what Andrew, one of Jesus' disciples, brought to Jesus to feed 5,000 people, believing that Jesus would do something great for God's glory and people's happiness.
The goals of the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Orchestra are:
To LEARN to make excellent and passionate music together,
To USE musical talent for the benefit of others,
And to SHARE the spirit of giving and sharing with the communities and the world.
Since its establishment in 2009, the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Orchestra has been active in raise funds and prayers through numerous benefit concert. The donations from the concerts have been benefitting many suffering people from around the world such as Haiti, Uganda, and Kyrgyzstan. Our hope and prayer are that we can continue to do good works with the talent and recourses we possess. We appreciate your prayer and support. You all are welcome to join us!
JOSEPH LEE (Music director and Conductor)
Joseph was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US at the age of 13. Music has been a big part of Joseph's life as far back as he can remember. Growing up in a family that acknowledged the importance of music, he learned how to enjoy music and make it a part of his life and a way of expressing himself deliberately.
He studied the Cello with Jonathan Spitz and was part of Rutgers Orchestra. Joseph graduated from Rutgers University with BA in Music; focusing on the string instruments especially the Cello and Conducting. He has been working as a String Instrument Instructor since 2007, with more than 9 years of combined experience as the director and conductor of 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Orchestra. Since his college years, he has been serving as a music minister in University Bible Fellowship Church. He is a certified music teacher who has taught in number of NJ public school systems, K-12. Teaching young students is his passion and talent. Since the establishment of the 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Orchestra, he has been faithfully and passionately devoting himself to this special group of musicians.