2nd Film Festival Will Be Held on March 13, 2018 ! 

NPO Circle Wind Memorial Concert will host its 2nd International Film Festival at Nippon Club on March 13, 2018.
The following 2 films will be screened starting 6:00pm.

"Let Our Voice Echo Across Carnegie Hall"
A documentary film featuring choir members who performed at the 10th annual Circle Wind Concert at renowned Carnegie Hall last September to support young victims of 9.11/3.11 disasters who are looking for higher education. The film introduces so many happenings they encountered during their stay in New York.
Director: Lily Rinae

"Life Goes On"
Another documentary focused on several 3.11 victims in Tohoku area since the devastation..
Life endures. It goes on. How resilience, fortitude, and benevolence prevail after the unimaginable disaster. Seven years after the earthquake and tsunami, people stricken by immeasurable loss never give up moving forward.
Director: Yoon Mia

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The first Circle Wind International Film Festival was held on September 12, 2015 at Nippon Club following the 8th annual Circle Wind Concert, inviting Never Give-up Taylor Choir from Ishinomaki, Japan and Japon-sans from Coria del Rio, Spain. "Live Your Dream, The Taylor Anderson Story (Director: Regge Life)" and "The 400 Year Long Dream, A Story of Choir "TOMO" in Spain (Director: Kyoko Gasha)" were screened then.





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第二回 「風の環」 国際映画祭3月13日に開催! 

2015年の9月12日に第一回風の環映画祭が日本クラブで開催され、東日本大震災で犠牲になったテイラーアンダーソンさんの物語「夢を生きる」(レジー・ライフ監督)と合唱団JCH「とも」のスペイン道中を描いた「400年の夢の先」の2作品が上映された。
第二回目となる今回は3月13日に同じ日本クラブで次の2作品が上映される。
6:00pm
「Carnegieに響け!合唱の絆」
9/11,3/11で被災した若者たちを支援するため昨年の第10回風の環コンサートに集結した日本、スペイン、アメリカの各合唱団の合唱にかける思いを描く。Lily Rinae監督
7:30pm
「一陽来復 Life Goes On」
震災から6年余り。一人ひとりの確かな歩みを自然豊かな風景とともに映し出す。ニューヨーク待望の初公開。ナレーションは藤原紀香と山寺宏一。
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Refreshing Friendship with Japon sans and Corianos 

What an exceptional and memorable trip we had in Coria del Rio, Spain and Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy !!
Reunion with Hasekura Japon sans in Coria was another excitement. Visiting the elementary school there, meeting boys and girls with big curiosity and singing in front of them were another experiences we encountered during this trip.
Finally we could say hello to Tsunenaga in Civitavecchia and met Maria in Kimoto at the Martyrs' Church there. And what a beautiful ocean we saw at the port of Civitavecchia! The same ocean that the delegation of Hasekura embassy saw 400 years ago! I believe we could share the excitement of Hasekura right before the meeting with Pope.
Please go to Photo Gallery in http://jch-tomo.org where you can see hundreds of pictures taken by members of Choir Tomo showing their enjoyments and excitements.
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with children at the elementary school in Coria del Rio
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Mr. Juan Francisco Japon, President of Japon Hasekura Association, in front of the school he teaches.
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2017 civita 1
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ミューズの夢コンサート 素晴らしかった!! 

3月19日仙台の楽楽楽ホールにて、「ミューズの夢」15周年記念コンサートが開かれました
楽しそうな子供たちのパフォーマンスに感動でした。そしてその笑顔にとても癒されました。
フルオーケストラを目指してこれからも頑張ってください。
「ミューズの夢」は東北大学男声合唱団の初代指揮者;仁科博之先生のお嬢さん(仁科篤子さん)が2001年に設立したNPOです。
私どもNPO風の環コンサートは、その趣旨に賛同し応援しています。

当日楽屋にお邪魔した時の写真です。みんなもうすぐステージに上がる興奮と緊張が入り混じった表情をしていました。
15周年本当におめでとうございます。
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Christmas Concert at UNIS Well Performed 

Japan Choral Harmony TOMO was invited to perform at the Christmas Concert sponsored by alumni members of Sophia University and Aoyama Gakuin University on December 15, 2016. The concert was held at the auditorium of UNIS (United Nations International School) to raise the fund for inviting students of Fukushima to New York next year. JCH sang about 10 songs, including Ave Maria (Gounod, Caccini), Christmas Eve (Tatsuro Yamashita), Graduation Photos (Yumin), White Lovers (Keisuke Kuwata), and a number of Christmas songs for about 50 minutes. Yoko Yamashita, Akemi Hirose, Miki Sasamoto, Sho Tadehara, Yoshi Oshimizu and Tomoko Abe performed well as a soloist respectively. Yoshi Nagayama and Hiroshi Yasuda also conducted their beautiful performance of trumpet.
With this concert, JCH has completed its all activities in 2016.
Thank you, everyone! It was another wonderful year for JCH!!
国連学校クリスマスコンサート
国連学校の廊下で今年最後の記念撮影。わざわぜこんな狭いところで撮らなくとも、、、