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Performance at Otuchi Namiita Beach Festa

August 11, 2019

On August 11, remembering the Great East Japan Earthquake eight years and five months ago, Otsuchi Children’s Orchestra performed in Namiita Beach Festa. The committee of this festival is led by Mr. Dai, who also coordinates our program in Otsuchi and the orchestra came back to perform here for a third time. In the backstage, older children spontaneously took care of younger peers, who were excited with all the stalls and booths, to stay safe and to concentrate on their ...

 

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Winning Our Own Prize

August 25, 2016

While the typhoon was fast approaching and gray clouds brooded over the city of Soma in northeastern Japan, the members of the Soma Children’s Chorus were practicing “Our Echo”, a set piece for the upcoming chorus contest.

The voice walks, the voice runs

It's alright that everyone has a different voice

The voice, you become a mountain! The voice, you become the sea!

The voice, the voice, you go over it!

The children were singing liberally under the guidance of Mr. Fujio Furuhashi, Music Director of the Soma Children’s Chorus. Experienced in coaching ...

 

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Children from Japan / Angola united through music

May 27, 2016

Children from two remote countries – Japan and Angola – were blessed with an opportunity to get together and play in an orchestra in Fukushima and Tokyo, Japan, this month. The children from both countries are members of the orchestras nurtured by the El Sistema-inspired music education programs. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Friends of El Sistema Japan launched the Soma Children’s Orchestra in 2013 to equip children in the disaster-affected areas with ...

 

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The power of music to help us connect with others!

December 4, 2015

On November 22nd 2015, Terresa Carreno Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, one of the flagship orchestras from the homeland of El Sistema,came to Soma, Fukushima. 150 young people aged between 16 and 25 played a side by side with Soma Children’s Orchestra. This was a kind of the dream-come-true moment for many of our young musicians.

Misaki (Grade 8) expressed her excitement by saying; 

“…I had a great experience to ...

 

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Music transforms oneself and the community!

September 3, 2015

Soma Civic Center was filled with joyful and heavenly voice of Soma Children’s Chorus, as young and talented Hungarian-Japanese professional pianist Miyuji Kaneko accompanied with the children. On July 17th 2015, a recital of rising star Steinway artist Kaneko was held at Soma Civic Center. 60 members of Soma Children’s Chorus were invited, and like many other audiences the children were enchanted ...

 

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