9.11 "Circle Wind" Memorial Concert

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10th Concert Was a Huge Success !  

The 10th annual Circle Wind Concert was a big success.
The Carnegie Isaac Stern Auditorium was filled with more than 1,500 audiences who enjoyed a variety of chorus performance by the several acclaimed groups from all over the world.
Please visit the photo album posted on the website of Japan Choral Harmony linked with this blog.
http://jch-tomo.org

Here are the shots of encore song of "Ue wo Muite Aruko" sung by all participants at the finale.

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2017 Concert Now Supports Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims. 

Concert Summary:

~ Let's Extend Circle of Support to the Future ~

NPO 9.11 Circle Wind Memorial Concert will celebrate its 10th annual concert under the title of "Japan-US Chorus Festival;
Let's Extend Circle of Support to the Future".

The Circle Wind Concert was originally started to commemorate those who lost their lives during 9.11 tragedy, and since 2011 it was added the commemoration of 3.11 victims of the Great Eastern Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. We recently heard another terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. Also Hurricane Harvey and Irma impacted Texas, Louisiana and Florida area with massive devastation. We would like to give a tribute to those who suffer from these recent human and natural disasters.

It is a milestone of the 10th anniversary this year and the concert enters into a new era to those who still suffer from the unforgettable disasters. This is why we give a special theme to the concert of passing down the supporting spirits onto next generation who will be learning the healing power of music as well as the supporting power of continuation that will be succeeded to the future.

Half of the donation raised during the concert will go to young survivors among 9.11 and 3.11 disasters who seek higher education. The year 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of 9.11 incident, and the children who were born then are reaching the age of college education. The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 also became a considerable obstacle for young victims looking for continuous or higher education. Under the new theme of "Let's Extend Circle of Support to the Future" we now enter into scholarship activities to keep supporting such young people struggling for continuous education.
Another half of the donation raised during the concert will go to JCC Fund of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York. Through this Fund, the donated money will be sent to Americares for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief.

Your donation will get maximum tax benefit as NPO 9.11 Circle Wind Memorial Concert is authorized by the IRS as a charitable non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
Please send your contribution to:
9.11 Circle Wind Memorial Concert
6 Aster Ct., Paramus, NJ 07652

(Performers)

First Stage : Coro Dabar from Coria del Rio, Spain
Hundreds of Samurai descendants, Japans, live in this city near Sevilla. In 1613, the first lord of Sendai clan, Masamune Date dispatched a diplomatic mission to Spain and Rome, and some of the delegation stayed in the region and became the ancestors of "Japons", who to date, maintain their surname derived from where they hail from. Japons have been heavily involved in rebuilding programs of 3.11 disaster, through various activities such as visiting Ishinomaki and Sendai, and reading haikus for the people of Ishinomaki in a spirit of goodwill between Japan and Spain.

Second Stage: Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO", New York
Formed early 2011 to participate First Japan-US Chorus Festival at Carnegie Hall, which turned into a charity concert for those suffered by Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. They just made their second concert tour in Spain and Italy and had a joint concert with Coro Dabar in Coria del Rio, Spain. JCH has been an important role in Circle Wind Concert for the last few years as a host.

Third Stage: Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir with special guest, Kana Uemura
The boys & girls choir was formed last year, and the children learn about Japanese life, culture, traditions and seasonal customs through singing Japanese children's songs and traditional folk songs. A popular singer song writer, Kana Uemura will also perform with Boys & Girls Choir. She is well known as her song "Goddess of the Bathroom". Kana was awarded The Best Song and Best Songwriter of the Year in 2010 in Japan.

The 4th Stage: Tohoku University Male Chorus
Tohoku University is one of the most acclaimed and prestigious universities in Japan. The male chorus club was founded in 1951 and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year. It used to have over 100 members in its 1960s and early 70s. Despite of its small members now, the choir has been actively participating a various music events in Japan.

The 5th Stage: Tohoku University Mixed Chorus
The club was formed in 1959 and currently consisted of over 100 members. Under the club's motto "Beauty onto one note, passion onto one song", it tries to make performances with delicate but yet full of youthful energy. As one of the universities that experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, it has been involved in various charitable activities through participating in many charity concerts in support of recovery effort.

The 6th Stage: Alexandria Harmonizers
Established in 1948, it is considered one of the most acclaimed barbershop style chorus groups in the east coast of the United States. This will be the Harmonizer's second participation to the concert sponsored by NPO 9.11 Circle Wind Concert. Over 80 members will be performing on the Carnegie stage to entertain audience with their bright and powerful sound and choreography.






Meet the Artists at Carnegie Hall ! 

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Irene Gomez Calado will conduct Coro Dabar and Coro TOMO(JCH) for Lous Victoria's Ave Maria and O Magnum Mysterium. This photo was taken when she visited Ishinomaki with Japon-sans in 2013.
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東北大学男声
Tohoku University Male Chorus will perform traditional Japanese folk songs in Tohoku regions.

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東北大混声
Tohoku University Mixed Choir will sing Cantata "Songs of the Earth" written by Shin Sato.

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Alexandria Harmonizers will perform at the last stage. This photo was taken during their first appearance at our First Japan-US Chorus Festival at Carnegie.









Concert Website Completed. 

The website of this year's concert is now completed.
Details of the program and participating artists are described in the site. You can also purchase the concert tickets at the site.
http://japanuschorus2017.org
It is linked from this blog.

コンサートのサイトが完成しました。プログラムや出演者の詳しい紹介をご覧いただけます。
またコンサートのチケットもこのサイトからお求めできます。
http://japanuschorus2017.org
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植村花菜さんの出演決定! 

来る9月17日にカーネギーホールで行われる第10回風の環コンサートに、特別ゲストとして「トイレの神様」で大ヒットを飛ばした植村花菜さんが出演することが決まった。植村さんは風の環少年少女合唱団とも一緒に子供の歌を歌ってくれることになっている。