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The Friendship Concert in the 5th annual competition 2012Fukushima Joint Choir, Ichikawa High School, Seisen Junior High School Choir, with, Shachiho Choraliers
"From Dawn to Nightfall"Lyrics by Ryoichi Wago
The 4th annual competition was cancelled due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, but one year later, backed by cheers and support from all over the world, the 5th annual competition was joined by even more choirs than before and successfully restarted.
The competition theme was “Singing voices bring us together!” To commemorate the resumption of the competition and connect everyone’s hearts around the world, the competition song was written by a poet, Ryoichi Wago, who keeps expressing strong emotions after the disaster with Twitter etc, and composed by a renowned choral composer as well as a judge for the 3rd annual competition, Takatomi Nobunaga.
The 5th annual competition was full of joys and excitement of singing.
In the following competitions, each time, we handed out musical scores to the participating choirs, and had all sing it together after the award ceremony.
We are grateful for your warm support and encouragement.
Whenever we hear of stories that choirs sang songs prepared for the cancelled competition in order to cheer up disaster-afflicted people, and collected donations by holding concerts, we strongly feel that we are all connected through music and that singing together are a source of energy and courage.
We would like to tell the wonderfulness of singing through the competitions and say “thank you” from the bottom of our hearts.
● People who supported the competition
|Komatsudai Elementary School Choir
|Koubun Junior High School Choir
|Banner presented by Afumi Vocal Ensemble
|Many messages from participants
|Messages by Sakuradai Junior High School
|Messages were displayed in the hall of the Fukushima Prefectural Government