Category Archives: Handel “Messiah” ~ ヘンデル「メサイア」

Messiah is over! ~ メサイア本番無事に終わった!

Four months of personal preparation and 50 or so hours of rehearsals with student groups culminated in the Messiah concert at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space last night. An enthusiastic audience of over 1600 was present for the event. I … Continue reading

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Last Messiah rehearsal finished ~ 最後のメサイアリハーサルが終わった

Aside from the dress rehearsal tomorrow, Saturday’s 3 hour full orchestra and chorus practice was the final rehearsal before the Messiah performance (Tuesday, 12/12). It was held in a very poor room, acoustically, which made it difficult for the chorus … Continue reading

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A few days to Messiah ~ メサイア演奏会本番まで後数日

Somehow the Rikkyo Messiah performance has crept up on me. There are now only 5 days left till show time. Yow! Last night I conducted a 3 hour rehearsal with the orchestra and professional soloists on the recitatives and aria … Continue reading

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Kurt Masur at Rikkyo University~ 指揮者クルト・マズア名誉博士号授与式@立教大学

Tomorrow (Dec. 6) conductor Kurt Masur will receive an honorary doctorate at Rikkyo University. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held on campus in Tucker Hall. To close the ceremony I will conduct the Rikkyo orchestra, … Continue reading

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This week’s Messiah practices ~ 今週のメサイア練習

The preparation for Rikkyo University’s Messiah performance goes on. Rehearsals that I have conducted this week include: 立教大学メシア演奏会の準備が続けています。今週私が指導したリハーサル: -Monday: 1 hour with the chorus. コーラス:1時間 -Tuesday: 3 hours with the orchestra covering the chorus movements オーケストラ、3時間:コーラス楽章全曲練習した -Wednesday: 1 hour with … Continue reading

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