Congratulations to the six choirs from the Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto area for a very successful concert yesterday at the Biwako Hall in Otsu, Japan. I was very delighted at the very high level of the performances, and impressed with the choice of songs for their individual programs.
The concert not only made me realize that the KANKONREN member-choirs can prepare well, but also can fulfill the demands of study and performance of very challenging music. The student conductors, even if they are not music majors from conservatories, proved that they have the knowledge and artistry to teach such pieces with a high requirement of vocal and choral technique.
Congratulations also to Iinuma-san for leading the six choirs in the joint performance of songs from the Maior Caritas suite Op. 5. Needless to say, the beautiful acoustics of the hall also helped in heightening the overall mood of the festival choir numbers skillfully led by Ms. Iinuma.
Thank you also to Mr. Hattori of Pana musica for promoting the music and merchandise! It was a truly enjoyable afternoon and the long travel to Otsu from Kobe was definitely worth it!