Bernstein at 100

Tokyo Embassy Choir Jun 2018

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, including selections from West Side Story, Candide, and The Lark, and featuring a performance of Chichester Psalms.

  • French Choruses from "The Lark" Bernstein
  • Spring Song
  • Court Song
  • Soldier's Song
  • Selections from "Candide" Bernstein
  • The Venice Gavotte
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds
  • Make Our Garden Grow
  • Selections from "West Side Story" Bernstein
  • Something's Coming
  • Tonight
  • Maria
  • One Hand, One Heart
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Cool
  • America
  • Somewhere
  • Sanctus from "Mass" Bernstein
  • Chichester Psalms Bernstein

Frühlingshauch

Tokyo Chamber Singers Feb 2018

Family Christmas Concert

Tokyo Embassy Choir and TICC Dec 2017

  • Ding Dong Merrily on High Trad. French, arr. Charles Wood
  • In The Bleak Midwinter Neil Harmon
  • O Day Full of Grace Trad. Danish, arr. F. Melius Christiansen
  • Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming Trad. German, arr. Praetorius
  • There is a flower John Rutter
  • A spotless rose Herbert Howells
  • For unto us a child is born Handel, from Messiah
  • Hallelujah Handel, from Messiah
  • O come, all ye faithful J. F. Wade, arr. Willcocks
  • Silent Night Franz Gruber
  • Deck the hall Trad. Welsh, arr. Willcocks
  • A Merry Christmas Trad. West Country, arr. Arthur Warrell

Seven Last Words

Tokyo Embassy Choir and TEC Chamber Orchestra June 2017

Audience feedback

  • "Excellent performance!"
  • "Beautiful harmony, solemly composed."
  • "I really enjoyed the concert. I was moved to tears."
  • 「心より感動しました。また伺いたいです。」
  • 「貴重な機会を頂き、心が洗われ、穏やかな気持ちになりました。良い音楽を有難うございました。」
  • 「心温まる演奏会でした。」

Photos

All photographs © 2017 Oba Hiroyuki

Liebeslieder

Tokyo Chamber Singers Jan 2017

  • Gretchen am Spinnrade Franz Schubert
  • Shilflied and Im Zimmer Alban Berg
  • Du meines Herzens Krönelein Richard Strauss
  • Ich und du Peter Cornelius
  • Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh Franz Liszt
  • Verborgenheit Hugo Wolf
  • Widmung Robert Schumann
  • In stiller Nacht and Die wollust in den Maien Johannes Brahms
  • Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 Johannes Brahms
  • 1. Rede, Mädchen
  • 2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut
  • 3. O die Frauen
  • 4. Wie des Abends schöne Röte
  • 5. Die grüne Hopfenranke
  • 6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel
  • 7. Wohl schön bewandt war es
  • 8. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir
  • 9. Am Donaustrande
  • 10. O wie sanft die Quelle
  • 11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen
  • 12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser
  • 13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft
  • 14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar
  • 15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schöne
  • 16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe
  • 17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht
  • 18. Es bebet das Gestuche

Audience feedback

  • "All songs and music were simply amazing."
  • "Fabulous! Vocals and content were great."
  • "Relaxing concert. Enjoyed a lot."
  • "Great arrangements and choice of songs."
  • "Looking forward to the next performance."
  • 「初めて伺いましたが、とても美しく、力強く、楽しめました。」
  • 「とても素敵なひとときを過ごすことができました。」

Photos

All photographs © 2016 Oba Hiroyuki

Family Christmas Concert

Tokyo Embassy Choir and TICC Dec 2016

  • Walking in the air Howard Blake, arr. by Audrey Snyder
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High Trad. French, arr by Charles Wood
  • Carol of the Bells Peter J. Wilhousky
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day Trad. English, arr. by David Willcocks
  • Lord of the Dance Trad. Shaker, adapted by Sydney Carter, arr. By David Wilcocks
  • In The Bleak Midwinter Neil Harmon
  • O Day Full of Grace Trad. Danish, arr. By F. Melius Christiansen
  • O come, all ye faithful J. F. Wade, arr. By David Wilcocks
  • Silent Night Franz Gruber
  • Deck the hall Trad. Welsh, arr. By David Wilcocks
  • Carol of the Bells Kirby Shaw
  • A Merry Christmas Trad. West country, arr by Arthur Warrell

Treasures of the British Choral Tradition

Tokyo Embassy Choir June 2016

  • Sing Joyfully W. Byrd
  • Hear the Voice and Prayer T. Tallis
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis P. Humfrey
  • Te Deum H. Purcell
  • Wash Me Throughly S. S. Wesley
  • O Clap Your Hands R. Vaughan Williams
  • Faire is the Heaven W. H. Harris
  • Beati Quorum Via C. V. Stanford
  • Give Unto the Lord E. Elgar
  • Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks H. Howells
  • Set Me as a Seal Upon Thine Heart W. Walton
  • Rejoice in the Lamb B. Britten
  • Ubi Caritas P. Mealor
  • Magificat G. Ives

Audience feedback

  • "Gorgeous harmony in a cappella pieces."
  • "Glad we support earthquake stricken people in Kumamoto."
  • "The soloists' performance in Te Deum was beautiful"
  • "High quality wonderful performance. Loved the pipe organ too!"
  • "Beautiful sound in a beautiful chapel, great weekend!"
  • "Harris and Mealor were beautiful. Britten was great."
  • "Utterly enjoyed the collaboration with choir students."
  • "What a dynamic performance! Awesome!"
  • "Sing along was a nice touch."
  • "One of the rare opportunity to listen to British sacred choral music. Wonderful."
  • "It was really interesting to hear the evolution of the music. Thank you for a delightful and educational evening."
  • "Loved the pipe organ and trumpets."
  • "Pure healing sonority. Blissful. Would like to come back."
  • "Great performance as always. Magnificent!"
  • "So enjoyable and impressive."
  • "Enjoyed chorus and soloists in Britten. Tenor and bass had good diction."
  • "Just amazing. especially "Magnificat"."
  • "Beautiful blending and harmony. Enjoyed the variety of organ tunes too."
  • "Impressed by Te Deum. Good contrast of soft and grand tones of the choir."
  • "Wonderful, impressive and beautiful. I felt like crying!"
  • "Soaring angelic harmony, magnificent!  Beautiful collaboration of the choir and audience at the encore."
  • "Beautiful! Loved the audience participation at the end!"
  • "I felt as if I were in Proms."
  • "It was soothing and peaceful."
  • "Great performance as always. Must have done countless intensive rehearsals."
  • 「特にアカペラ曲の和音をうっとりと聴きました。」
  • 「熊本地震被災の支援に役立てられることを嬉しく思います。」
  • 「テデウムのソロがよかったです。」
  • 「レベルの高い素晴らしい合唱。パイプオルガンの音も見事。」
  • 「素敵なチャペルで素敵な歌声を聴けて、良い週末になりました。」
  • 「Harris, Mealorが美しかった。Brittenもよかった。」
  • 「美しい歌声が素晴らしく、聖歌隊とのコラボも楽しませて頂きました。」
  • 「迫力があって素晴らしかったです。」
  • 「アンコールがよかった。皆で歌えて嬉しかった。」
  • 「英国の宗教合唱曲を聴ける機会は少ないので大変よかった。」
  • 「英国合唱音楽の変遷を辿ることができて、大変勉強にもなりました。」
  • 「オルガンとトランペットがよかった」
  • 「透明感のある演奏で心が癒されました。また来たいです。」
  • 「今回も素晴らしかったです。」
  • 「ブリテンはコーラスもソロもよかった。特にテナーとバスの発音が明瞭で聴き取り易かった。」
  • 「"Magnificat" が特に好きでした。」
  • 「声質が揃って調和のとれた美しいハーモニー。多彩な音色を駆使したオルガンも素晴らしかった。」
  • 「Te Deumが心に響きました。コーラス部分が優しかったり力強かったりできれいでした。」
  • 「素晴らしかったです!涙が出そうでした。」
  • 「湧く上がるような清らかな歌声、素晴らしかったです。アンコールはchoirの皆さんと一体」
  • 「の美しいひとときとなりました。」
  • 「透明な響きと声量!英国音楽の素晴らしさ!」
  • 「Promsにいるようでした!」
  • 「心慰められ、平和な気持ちになりました。」
  • 「最高のパフォーマンスでした。厳しい練習の賜物と思います。」

Photos

All photographs © 2016 Oba Hiroyuki

An American Sampler

Tokyo Embassy Choir and the CAJ Chamber Singers Nov 2015

  • A Jubilant Song Norman Dello Joio
  • Alleluia Randall Thompson
  • Canticle of the Lamb Ned Rorem
  • A Simple Song and Sanctus Leonard Bernstein
  • Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre
  • Shenandoah arr. James Erb
  • Old American Songs (selections) Aaron Copland
  • Steal Away trad.
  • Give Me Jesus arr. Larry L. Fleming
  • Ain'-a That Good News arr. William L. Dawson
  • Amazing Grace arr. Jack Schrader
  • Porgy and Bess (selections) George Gershwin (arr. Warnic)

Messiah

Tokyo Embassy Choir & TEC Festival Orchestra June 2015

G.F. Handel's masterpiece, in the 1789 orchestration by W.A. Mozart

Audience feedback

A Christmas Celebration

Tokyo Embassy Choir & Tokyo International Children's Choir Dec 2014

  • Alleluia / See the Star of Bethlehem trad.
  • An die Musik F. Schubert
  • Laughing and Shouting for Joy J.S. Bach
  • I Am but a Small Voice R. Whitaker
  • Infant Holy arr. Willcocks
  • Deck the Hall traditional
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Wood
  • Selections from Messiah G.F. Handel
  • Hodie Christus natus est F. Poulenc
  • Walking in the Air H. Blake
  • Silent Night trad.
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas arr. Warrell
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Wesley/Mendelssohn

Noël

Tokyo Chamber Singers Dec 2014

  • Aria in Classic Style M. Grandjany
  • Hodie Christus natus est F. Poulenc
  • O sacrum convivium O. Messiaen
  • Ave Maria G. Faure
  • Panis angelicus C. Franck
  • Maria, mater gratiae G. Faure
  • Ave verum corpus C. Saint-Saens
  • Cantique de Jean Racine G. Faure (arr. J. Rutter)
  • Psaume 150 C. Franck
  • Messe de minuit M.-A. Charpentier

A Cappella Motets

Tokyo Chamber Singers June 2014

  • O Sacrum Convivium Tomas Luis de Victoria, Olivier Messiaen
  • Duo Seraphim Victoria
  • O Magnum Mysterium Victoria, Morten Lauridsen
  • O Vos Omnes Victoria
  • Ave Maria Victoria, Anton Bruckner
  • Ave Maris Stella Edvard Grieg
  • Exultate Justi Ludovico da Viadana

Reflections: Sacred Music From Across The Centuries

Tokyo Embassy Choir May 2014

  • Ave Maris Stella Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • O Sacrum Convivium Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • O Magnum Mysterium Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Duo Seraphim Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • O Vos Omnes Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Ave Maria Tomas Luis de Victoria
  • Ave Maria Anton Bruckner (1824-1996)
  • O Vos Omnes Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
  • Duo Seraphim Rihards Dubra (b.1964)
  • O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
  • O Sacrum Convivium Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
  • Ave Maris Stella Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
  • Mass Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
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Carmina Burana

Tokyo Embassy Choir Dec 2013

  • Carmina Burana Carl Orff (1895-1982)
  • The Lark in the Clear Air Irish trad., arr. Howard Goodall
  • Soir Sur La Plagne Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
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Masterpieces of the Italian Baroque

Tokyo Chamber Singers & TCS Chamber Ensemble Oct 2013

  • Exultate Deo Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
  • Crucifixus Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
  • Cantate Domino Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • Beatus Vir Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • O quam tu pulchra es Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
  • Ave regina coelorum Alessandro Grandi (1586-1630)
  • O Maria mater gratiae Giovanni Crivelli (d. 1652)
  • Credo A Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • Stabat Mater Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1787)
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Christmas Oratorio: The Star of Bethlehem

British Embassy Choir and the BEC Festival Orchestra Dec 2012
  • Es wird ein Stern aus Jacob aufgehn Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Maria Wiegenlied Max Reger (1873-1916), arr. Morgan
  • Gesù Bambino Pietro Yon (1868-1943)
  • L’Adieu des Bergers à la Sainte Famille Hector Berlioz (1803-1867)
  • Cantique de Noel Adolphe Adam (1803-1856), arr. Morgan
  • Weihnachten Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
  • Der Stern von Bethlehem Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • Erwartung
  • Die Hirten
  • Erscheinung des Engels
  • Bethlehem
  • Die Hirten an der Krippe
  • Der Stern
  • Anbetung der Weisen
  • Maria
  • Erfüllung
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A German Requiem

British Embassy Choir June 2012
  • Three Poems by Rowan Williams (b.1950) Steven Morgan (b.1955)
  • First Thing
  • Kettle's Yard
  • Six O'Clock
  • My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • Pavane Gabriel Fauré (1945-1924)
  • Zigeunerlieder Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Ein Deutsche Requiem Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Selig sind, die da Leid tagen
  • Denn alles Fleisch, es is wie Gras
  • Herr, lehre doch mich
  • Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
  • Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
  • Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt
  • Selig sind die Toten
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JS Bach - Mass in B minor

British Embassy Choir and the BEC Festival Orchestra Dec 2011
  • Mass in B minor J. S. Bach
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)
  • Sanctus
  • Osanna
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
  • Dona nobis pacem
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Concert in aid of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief

British Embassy Choir June 2011
  • Selig sind die Toten Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
  • Tristis est anima mea Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
  • Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • Abendlied Josef Rheinberger
  • Abendlied zu Gott Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Kyrie and Gloria, from "Mass in B minor" Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Kyrie elison
  • Christe elison
  • Kyrie elison
  • Gloria in excelsis
  • Et in terra pax
  • Laudamus te
  • Gratias agimus tibi
  • Domine Deus
  • Qui tollis peccata mundi
  • Qui sedes ad dextram patris
  • Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  • Cum Sancto Spiritu
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A Christmas fanfare

British Embassy Choir Dec 2010
  • Hodie Christus natus est Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612)
  • Verbum caro factum est Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
  • Noe, noe psallite noe Gregor Aichinger (1565-1628)
  • From the "Mass in B minor" Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sanctus
  • Osanna
  • Two Carols Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936)
  • There is no rose
  • Susanni
  • Christmas Cantata Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
  • Quem vidistis pastores
  • O magnum mysterium
  • Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • O come all ye faithful arr. D. Willcocks
  • A Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • Ding dong, merrily on high arr. C. Wood
  • The first Nowell arr. D. Willcocks
  • I wonder as I wander arr. J. Rutter
  • Wassail song arr. R. Vaughan Williams
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen arr. D. Willcocks
  • Infant holy, infant lowly arr. D. Willcocks
  • What cheer? William Walton (1902-1983)
  • Hark! the herald-angel sing arr. D. Willcocks

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