Osaka College of Music
[Follow-up] Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club, Takarazuka Music School, Osaka College of Music “Dream Chorus Concert” to be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Hankyu Takarazuka Line Music Ekiden MOT!
“Hankyu Takarazuka Line Music Ekiden MOT! 2022”, a project to revitalize the music culture along the Hankyu Takarazuka Line, will hold a “Dream Chorus Concert” as a closing concert. This concert is a dream concert by three schools, Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club, Takarazuka Music School, and Osaka College of Music, and will be held for the third time this year. The singing voices of the 109th regular course students of Takarazuka Music School, the Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club, which continues to lead the Japanese choral world as the oldest university chorus in Japan, and the Osaka College of Music, the only music college in Kansai, have made the most of their respective characteristics. carry on the performance. Please pay attention. [Performance overview]
○ Concert name Dream Chorus Concert
○ Schedule November 26, 2022 (Sat) 18:00 start (17:15 open)
○Venue Osaka College of Music The College Opera House
Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club (Conductor: Yasuo Hirose)
Takarazuka Music School (Conductor: Nato Fujitani; Piano: Midori Kakiuchi) Osaka College of Music (Conductor: Hideki Motoyama)
Osaka College of Music Brass Band
Takarazuka Music School
“When violet flowers bloom” and more
Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club
R. Schumann / Six Songs “Spring and Bells” and more
Osaka College of Music Chorus
C. Orff / Carmina Burana
Osaka College of Music Brass Band
A. Reed/Armenian Dance Part 1
Joint Chorus (Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club, Osaka College of Music Chorus) Nobunaga Takatomi / A song on your lips
○ Fee: 3,500 yen (unreserved seating) *Please refrain from entering preschool children
○Tickets on sale now
*Program contents are subject to change.
*”Hankyu Takarazuka Line Music Ekiden MOT!” is a project that aims to create new attractions in areas along the Takarazuka line through musical performances by collaborating on common themes between halls and university facilities located along the Hankyu Takarazuka line. The secretariat is run by students majoring in music communication at Osaka College of Music.
■ Japan’s oldest university chorus “Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club” [Image 2
Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club
In 1899, 10 years after the founding of Kwansei Gakuin, Kwansei Gakuin was born on the campus that was then Harada no Mori (around the current Oji Zoo). Since then, it has been active for 122 years, making it the oldest men’s choir in Japan. It has produced many graduates in various industries, including musicians Kosaku Yamada, Yuichiro Hayashi, and Kyoichi Kitamura. Since 2010, they have won gold prizes for 10 consecutive years, and have won the top prize in the category four times, continuing to lead the Japanese choral world. As of 2022, the club has more than 50 members, and while the students’ temperament changes with the times, the club motto is “Mental Harmony,” which has been passed down from generation to generation. The unique harmony “Kangaku Tone” is loved by many people. With that spirit as a pillar, we work diligently on each and every concert within the limited time we have, and work tirelessly every day. Currently, we are
energetically developing various activities centering on the chorus concerts of the four universities in the East and West, the Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club Festival, the All Japan Choral Competition, and the Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club Recital, which summarizes the year. Clean, correct, and beautiful “Takarazuka Music School 109th regular course student”
Takarazuka Music School 109th regular course student
This school was founded by Ichizo Kobayashi, the founder of the Hankyu Toho Group, to train the performers of the Takarazuka Revue. It was established as the Takarazuka Chorus in July 1913 (Taisho 2), and in January 1919 (Taisho 8) it became an official school organization as the Takarazuka Music and Opera School. I have sent you to the stage of a gorgeous dream. At our school, we teach vocal, piano, ballet, modern dance, tap, and Japanese dance necessary for a stage performer based on the school motto “clean, righteous, and beautiful” advocated by Ichizao for two years, the first year of the preparatory course and the first year of the main course. In addition to learning the basics of performing arts such as dance and drama, students also learn the culture and etiquette that members of society should acquire. ■ Kansai’s Only College of Music “Osaka College of Music Chorus, Osaka College of Music Brass Band”
Osaka College of Music Chorus, Osaka College of Music Brass Band The Osaka College of Music Chorus is composed mainly of students majoring in vocal music. While learning about the evolution of choral music, he performs a variety of music, from unaccompanied choral works, opera choruses, and large-scale works with orchestra. The “musical experience” cultivated through the performance of a wide variety of musical pieces is a major educational feature of our university, and is also the driving force behind the music world and music education in the Kansai region.
The Osaka College of Music brass band is mainly composed of wind instruments majors and percussion majors. Based on the founding spirit, we have constructed a curriculum that focuses on “ensemble education that creates music together with others with a sense of cooperation.” It is based on embodying learning in orthodox chamber music and specialized ensembles (ensembles consisting of instruments of the same family).
Wind and percussion major students who are members of the orchestra actively participate in community activities in collaboration with Toyonaka City, where the band is located, such as being involved in the “Sound School” project, which provides individual instruction and music appreciation events at elementary and junior high schools in Toyonaka City. doing. The results of these efforts and practical guidance for training instructors can be seen from the fact that many graduates have been involved in excellent brass band activities and that they have appeared as a representative of Japan at the WASBE (International Brass Band Conference).
By the 100th anniversary of its founding in 2015, Roger Boutley, Michiyoshi Inoue, Yoshihiro Kimura, Kiyoyuki Tsujii, Toru Kitano, and others have developed a repertoire that can be called the royal road of brass band and realized numerous advanced concerts. While following these, from 2016, under the guidance of Japan’s leading brass band instructors such as Mr. Akihiro Onogawa and Mr. Toshiyuki Ise, famous composers such as Mr. Philip Spark, Mr. Jan Van der Roost, and Mr. Takamasa Ko We are also developing a project to perform original works at.
[Inquiries about the Dream Chorus Concert]
1-1-8 Shonaisaiwaicho, Toyonaka, Osaka 561-8555 Osaka College of Music Concert Center 06-6334-2242
Reception hours Weekdays 9:00-16:00 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and October 15th) *The room may be temporarily closed.
[Inquiries about Hankyu Takarazuka Line Music Ekiden MOT!]
Hankyu Takarazuka Line Music Ekiden MOT! Executive Committee Secretariat Music Communication Major, Osaka College of Music
080-4181-8158 (Weekdays 10:00-18:00)
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