this is from a Japanese student's blog, which I believe is more important than any critic's review. thank you, whoever you are..
a Filipino composer Mr. J · A · Pamintuan performed "Dulcis Maria" I joined the choir sing. Mr. Pamintuan make the lessons (it was amazing how real everything he put out from bass to the soprano voice ...), a very valuable opportunity, and personally led! During the lesson, the teacher is "feeling well the meaning of poetry, to sing with all your heart," he proclaimed, I was constantly impressed by that. Some religious songs, but that, like singing and deep prayers.
I am very excited to see all of you at the 2011 OSAKA Chorus Messe. It will be a very educational weekend of singing lessons and choir concerts that will surely be enjoyed by music enthusiasts from all over the Kansai area, as well as nearby cities. I am also looking forward to teaching and conducting the premiere of the new music I wrote for this festival, "Dulcis Maria".
At this time where suffering is experienced by Japan, we look towards the future with optimism. Many of my friends ask why I am going to Japan. As a musician, this is my humble way of helping rebuild the morale of the people, by sharing music to ease fear and sorrow and to quiet agitated hearts.
I hope to see all of you at the Chorus Messe.