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Freedom! (for a short while) – 自由です!

The Rikkyo University All Saints Chapel Choir’s annual Rainbow Concert went very well yesterday.  The choirs sang to a packed chapel, and (as always), responded to the presence of an audience by surpassing their previous best.  We had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Rainy season = Rainbow Concert 〜 梅雨=レインボーコンサート

Tokyo entered the rainy season officially two weeks ago.  We have had very little rain since then.  Even so, the hydrangea are in full bloom throughout the city. The rainy season (whether it is a dry year or not) also … Continue reading

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Summer church music workshop in Kobe – 教会音楽の夏ワークショップin神戸

Many things to report, but first some PR.  The Rikkyo University Institute of Church Music will hold its annual summer church music worship in Kobe this year.  If you are interested, the workshop brochure can be downloaded here.  (Sorry, Japanese … Continue reading

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Duo Svyati to perform at Rikkyo

On May 27, 2017, Svyati Duo (Julian Collings, organ; Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello) returns from London to Rikkyo University’s All Saints Chapel (Ikebukuro Campus) for a concert of music for cello and organ.  The concert begins at 4:30 pm, and is … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Chigasaki – さよなら、茅ヶ崎

(日本語を追加しました)Goodbye, Chigasaki.  I enjoyed getting to know you for one short week.  Shall I list the charms of Chigasaki? Delicious Brioche breakfasts at the station before beginning my practice sessions. Cool ocean breezes wafting through town. Friendly people and an … Continue reading

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