Category Archives: Music – general ~ 音楽:一般

Hello from the hospital 入院しました

November 8 After consuming a mountain of pills and enduring two weeks of fevers, coughs, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms, I went to the emergency room of a local hospital at midnight Sunday and was admitted. Turns out the “bad … Continue reading

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Requiem Premiere Today 〜 本日:レクイエムの初演

This is the day. The new Requiem by Sakamoto Hina will be given its premiere at Rikkyo University’s All Saints Chapel on the Ikebukuro campus. The program begins with a 40 minutes chapel choir concert, and the Requiem comprises the … Continue reading

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A beautiful “new” organ in Tokyo 〜 イギリス製パイプオルガン@東京の本郷中央教会

Today I went to see a nineteenth-century English pipe organ that was recently installed in Tokyo’s Hongo Chuo Church.  It is a charming instrument typical of the period, with painted pipes and a luxurious selection of 8′ stops.  It fits … Continue reading

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Rikkyo Chapel choir to sing at Matsumoto Harmony Hall 〜 立教のチャペル聖歌隊@松本ハーモニーホール(11月)

The Rikkyo University All Saints Chapel Choir will be performing at Matsumoto’s Harmony Hall on November 6.  Here is the Hall’s PR page with information on the concert (sorry, Japanese only).  There is a video of the choir that was … Continue reading

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Another typhoon, another choir 女声聖歌隊と台風

Here we are at the end of 11 days of choir camp. As it began, it ends with a typhoon. This one was not much to worry about, but did end our streak of blue sky days. The chapel Treble … Continue reading

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