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International Joint Concerts Organizing Committee

Objectives

We at International Joint Concerts Organizing Committee are a private organization dedicated to coordinating exchange programs
for Japanese amateur musicians of all ages with international counterparts through joint concerts.
In the hope of healing and encouraging those who had suffered from the sadness caused by the September 11 terrorists’ attacks
a group of volunteers in 2002 organized a two-day drum concert in New York with 197 Japanese drummers.

The success of the event taught us that when language could not be understood music became the means of communication.

We now believe that it is important to promote through music mutual understanding and communication between people of different cultural backgrounds in other parts of the globe.
Our primary objective is to give amateur musicians the opportunity to hold joint concerts so that they can enhance mutual understanding and break through language and cultural barriers.

Activities

We focus on following activities by working closely with local governments and music-related organizations and companies to :

 

  1. plan youth music festivals abroad
  2. send abroad music groups from Japan to share and explain Japanese culture
  3. plan music exchange programs abroad between Japanese music groups and overseas counterparts
  4. invite overseas music groups to Japan( please see below).

Music groups includes chorus group, string orchestra, wind orchestra, symphony orchestra, guitar ensemble, mandolin ensemble, jazz band, and Japanese traditional music.

Members

Katsuaki Ichikawa(Mr)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Ehime University
Professional horn player
Member of The Musicological Society of Japan

Ikuo Koike(Mr)
Professor emeritus, Keio Gijuku University.
Former President of Japan Association of College English Teachers(JACET)

Masafumi Ogiso(Mr)
Professor emeritus, Jissen Women’s Junior College

Kazuo Fujii(Mr)
Professor, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, and lecturer, Soai University.
Professional clarinetist.

Max von Arnim(Mr)
President, Happy Birthday Händel Förderverein.e.V., Germany

Yohei Yamada(Mr)
Secretary General
International Joint Concerts Organizing Committee.

Office

【Address】

3rd Floor, Sato Bldg., 1-19-4, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013, JAPAN

Tel: 81-3-5425-2326 (English only)
Fax:81-3-3459-5805 (English only)

Results

2016

To United States : A girls’ high school wind ensemble to muic exchange, March.
To England : A girls’ junior and senior high school choir to solo and joint concerts, March
To Czech Republic : A high school mixed choir to “Young Bohemia Prague”, March
To Austria : A girls’ high school choir to “Bad Ischl International Choir Festival and Competition”
To Germany : A girls’ junior and senior high school orchestra to “The 13th Neubrandenburg Youth Orchestra Meeting”, August
From Sweden : A youth mixed choir from Gothenburg for joint concerts, August

2015

To Italy : An orchestra to “Gala Concert” in Florence, December
To Italy : A male choir for concerts in Florence, San Marino, and Rome, September
To Switzerland : A study trip to places visited by composer, Mendelssohn, August
To Hungary : A girls’ high school choir to “Budapest International Choir Competition,” March
To Germany : A adults’ mixed choir for concert in St. Nikolai Church, Leipzig, March
To Taiwan : A adult female choir for joint concerts in Taipei, February

2014

To Germany : A college wind ensemble to “Grimma Music Festival”, September
To Russia : A youth choir to St. Petersburg Choral Festival “Singing World”, August
To Italy : A female choir to “Florence International Choral Festival”, July
To Italy : A youth mixed choir to “Florence International Choral Festival”, July
To Estonia & Latvia : A group to see “Song Celebration in Tallinn”, July
To Belgium : A youth mixed choir to “Europe Music Festival” held in Neerpelt, May
To Italy : A mixed choir for joint concerts
To Sweden : A children’s choir to Stockholm for joint concerts, March
To Germany : A youth mixed choir to Hamburg and its surroundings for joint concerts, March
To Czech : A girls’ “koto” ensemble to “Young Prague”, March
To Czech : A youth mixed choir to “Young Prague”, March
To Italy : A youth mixed choir to Rome for singing in Vatican and joint concert in Florence, March

2013

To Austira : An adults’ orchestra to play “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony” in Vienna, December
To Taiwan : A female choir to Tainan for joint concert with Taiwanese choirs, November.
To Russia : A youth choir to St. Petersburg Choral Festival “Singing World”, August
To Italy : A youth choir to “Florence International Choral Festival”, July
To Italy : A youth orchestra and choir to a music festival in Florence, July
From Germany : A German children’s choir for joint concerts with Japanese choirs
To Germany : “Messiah” singers from Sendai, Japan, May
To Croatia : “Mozart Requiem” in Zagreb to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Japan and Croatia diplomatic relationship
From Taiwan : A chamber orchestra from Taiwan to Japan , March
To Hungary : A children’s choir, a youth mix choir, and a female choir to “Budapest International Choral Competition, March
To England : A female choir of secondary school to Kyushu, Japan, March
To Czech : An adults’ wind ensemble to “Prague International Wind Ensemble Competition, January

2012

To Germany : A mixed choir to International Bach Chor Mozart Requiem, November
To Italy : A mixed choir to “Rimini International Music Festival”, October
To Germany : A Japanese “koto” string ensemble to Leipzig, October
To Finland : A mixed choir to Randers, Denmark, August
From : Germany : A youth orchestra to Sendai, Omiya, and Fujinomiya, July
To Germany : A mixed choir to “Messiah Friendship Concert”, May
To Finland : A female choir to “Vasa Choral Festival”, May
From Finland : A girls’ choir to Fukui and Nishinomiya for joint concerts with Japanese choirs, April
To Germany : A chorus group to “Happy Birthday Handel 2010”, February

2011

To : Germany : A adults’ mandolin ensemble, November
To Germany : International Bach Chor Concert, November
To Germany : A female choir to Germany and Czech, November
To Germany : A college wind ensemble to “Grimma Music Festival”, September
To Hungary : A youth mixed choir to “Vivace Choral Festival”, August
To Belgium : A adults’ wind ensemble to “Europe Music Festival” held in Neerpelt, April
To Germany : A children’ s choir to Reutlingen and Freiburg, March
To Germany : A children’s choir, March
To The U.S.A. : A high school marching band to Los Angeles, March
To Germany : A chorus group to “Happy Birthday Handel 2010”, February

2010

To Germany : A children’s choir to “Kinderchor Festival” in Dresden, May
To Ireland : A adult female choir to “International Choral Festival” Cork, April
To Belgium : A mixed choir of junior high school students and graduates to “Europe Music Festival” held in Neerpelt, April
To Canada : A wind orchestra of girls’ junior and senior high school to Calgary and Vancouver, March
To England : A female choir of high school to St. Laurence School, Bradford on Avon, March
From England : A female choir of secondary school to Kyushu, Japan, March
To England : A traditional Japanese “koto” ensemble of high school girls to Northampton, March
To England : A traditional Japanese “koto” ensemble of high school girls to Milton Keynes, March
To Germany : A chorus group to “Happy Birthday Handel 2010”, February

2009

To Austria : An orchestra to Vienna during the year-end and new-year period
To Italy : A traditional Japanese music ensemble to Sardegna, November
To Germany : A mixed choir to Leipzig to participate in “Soli Deo Gloria”, November
To Germany : A university orchestra to Berlin and Hamburg, November
From Hungary : A Hungarian choir to Japan, ,November
From Germany : A Hamburg-based ensemble tour to Japan, October
To Slovakia : A female choir, September
To Germany : A mixed choir to Leipzig and Berlin, September
To England : A adult men’s choir to Bristol, September
To Hungary : A youth mixed choir to “Vivace Choral Festival 2009” , August
From Belgium : A female choir “Lilica” visited Takarazuka and Fukui, Japan, July
To Germany : A mixed choir to “Mr Handel Festival” held in Trier, July
To Czech and Germany : An female choir, May
To Belgium : A wind orchestra of girls’ junior and senior high school to “Europe Music Festival” held in Neerpelt, April
To : Belgium and Netherland : A female choir group of a girls’ high school in March
To Germany : A youth orchestra to “The 12th International Chamber Orchestra Festival”, March
To Germany : A small group of recorder players, March.
To Germany : To Germany : A chorus group to “Happy Birthday Handel 2009”, February
To USA : An amateur jazz band to New York, January

2008

From Singapore : A festival drum group of Chung Cheng High School
To Portugal : Two female choir groups, each in October and November.
To Italy : A mixed choir group to Sicily
From Germany : A youth orchestra to Japanese partners(More details in English and photos)
To Austria : Two choir groups to “The World Choir Games” held in Graz, Austria.
To Canada and USA : A Mixed choir of adults
To Belgium : A young female choir to “Europe Youth Music Festival” held in Neerpelt
To Canada : An Adults’ female choir to Okanagan Singers’ Festival
To Germany : A mixed choir of high school students and graduates
To Switzerland : An adults’ female choir to International Choral Festival in Montreux
To Czech and Germany : A children’s choir to friendship concerts
To Germany : A chorus group to “Happy Birthday Handel 2008”
To India : A adults’ female group to Mumbai Festival
To Singapore : A Japanese drummers of high school students for exchange programmes and public concert.

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