みちのく未来基金7期生の集いに参加してきました 

昨年カーネギーホールで行われた第10回風の環コンサートで集まった寄付金の一部は、震災で親を亡くした子供たちの進学を支援する「みちのく未来基金」に贈られました。その「みちのく未来基金」の第7期生の集い及び第3期生の社会進出を祝う会」が4月18日に仙台の東北工業大学八木山キャンパスで開かれましたが、NPO風の環コンサートの代表の白田が参加しました。
全国から支援者400人余りが参加。その前で70名あまりの第7期生が一人づつ挨拶、また今年社会にはばたく約40人の第7期生が今までの支援に対する感謝の言葉を一人づつ述べ会場の支援者から大きな拍手か起こりました。その後ランチを一緒に取りながらの交流会で大いに盛り上がりました。すべてみちのく未来基金の現役生がこの集いの会を企画・運営したとのことで学生たちの行動力、企画力に大いに感心させられました。

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最後の記念撮影はなんとドローンに搭載したカメラで撮影されました。皆、記念撮影よりもドローンの動きが気になって落ち着かない様子でした。


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Another Donation Delivered to JCC Fund 

Part of donations collected during the 10th Circle Wind Concert was directly delivered to Mr. Sato of JCC Fund for its relief fund for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The amount delivered is $2,115.22.
先日のカーネギーコンサートで集まった寄付金;総額$4,115.22のうち$2,115.22はニューヨーク日本商工会議所が設立した特別ファンド(ハリケーン・ハーヴィーとハリケーン・アーマ被災者救済のためのファンド)に寄付されました。

Donation was delivered to Mr. Sato of JCC Fund on Oct. 27, 2017.
寄付金のチェックは10月27日、JCCの佐藤事務局長に手渡されました。

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Donation Sent to Twin Tower Orphan Fund and Michinoku Fund 

Donations collected during the 10th Circle Wind Concert, in the total amount of $4,115.22, is now going to Twin Tower Orphan Fund, Michinoku Mirai Fund and JCC Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

The sum of $1,000 was donated to Twin Tower Orphan Fund.
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The sum of Japanese Yen 100,000 was donated to Michinoku Mirai Fund
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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.