1. Coro Dabar
2. ジャパン・コーラル・ハーモニー(JCH) 「とも」
3. 風の環少年少女合唱団
4. 東北大学混声合唱団
5. 東北大学男声合唱団
6. The Alexandria Harmonizers
7. 植村花菜

Coro Dabar (Coria del Río, Spain)

Coro Dabar is a mixed choir who enjoys performing polyphonic music of all times. It consists of 20 singers and was born in a spring day in 2008 from a group of singers of Santa María de la Estrella Church Choir in Coria del Río.

Since 2016, Coro Dabar has been working closely with Spanish-Japanese Hasekura Association in Coria del Río, promoting ties between two cultures that have been so distant and so united for more than four hundred years thanks to our ancestors.

In 2016 Coro Dabar participated in the Funeral Mass in Coria del Río for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan 11th March. It was a sad and coincident date with the serious attack at the Atocha train station, Madrid, in 2004.

In October of 2016 Coro Dabar gives a voice to the moving posthumous tribute to the honorable Yoko Maeda in front of her cherry tree in Carlos de Mesa Park. Also in the same month of October Coro Dabar organizes a reception and a performance in Coria del Río for Tetsuro Shimaguchi (choreographer of the movie "Kill Bill" and leader of KAMUI) and the singer Mika Kobayashi.

In December 2017 Coro Dabar is present in the city of Sendai by means of a video screening to sing for the celebration of a children's choir concert in which Coro Dabar plays “Hana wa saku”.

In 2017 participates in the concert held the 21st of April to commemorate III Hanami in Coria del Río and in which it shares stage and repertoire with Japan Choral Harmony “TOMO”, Escolanía de Tomares and Municipal Music Band of Coria del Río.


Jorge A. Rodríguez Gómez
President of Coro Dabar

I am grateful on behalf of Coro DABAR for the opportunity given to us by the organizers to participate in this international choral festival. It is a pride for our group to be the musical ambassadors of our city Coria del Río, so historically and culturally linked to the people of Japan. It is an enormous responsibility for our young formation to share our music with such magnificent choirs, so we have put all our efforts so that this afternoon to be a magic moment for everyone.

To all this, we must add the noble cause of this meeting, the reminder of so many victims in two unfortunate events, with so many misunderstood and cruel losses. We hope that all the music we hear today at the Carnegie will be a balm for the wounded soul of Japanese and American people and serve to convey to all the victims who suffered irreparable losses all our love and desires for solidarity, peace and hope.


Jesús Irizo Campos

Jesús Irizo is a native of Pilas (Seville). He graduates as a Senior Professor of Music and Performing Arts in 2003 and holds a Master in Music Research from the International University of Valencia. He was part of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra (OJA) in 2002 and belonged to the Andalusian Young Performers Program in 2001 and 2002. He has been a conductor and teacher in various periods of Music Schools of Almensilla, Palomares del Río and Coria del Río from 2002 to 2016. He conducted the Municipal Band of Coria del Río from 2010 to 2012, the Municipal Music Choir of Almensilla (EMMA) from 2011 to 2016 and has been conducting DABAR Choir in Coria del Río from 2014 to the present, combining choir conductor with his work as a teacher of clarinet. DABAR Choir usually performs in the events organised by the Spanish-Japanese Hasekura Tsunenaga Association.


Irene Gómez-Calado

Irene Gómez-Calado was born in Sevilla, Spain and studied at Sevilla Conservatory of Music in the class of Ricardo Rodríguez, then with Marianne Guengard at Conservatoire Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris. She also acquired Master Degree at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Irene has benefitted from Enrique Mazzola and Paavo Järvi, and participated in Master Classes with Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin and Arkady Leytush at the Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia and Jorma Panula at the Pazardjik Music Festival in Bulgaria. Irene was the finalist at the IV Orquesta de Córdoba competition in Spain, and was selected as an assistant conductor to the Orchestra des Grands Écoles de Paris. Recent engagements include the 2016 Materadio Music Festival in Matera (Italy), where she conducted Nicola Campodrande's Audience and Orchestra Concert, an open's session concert with the Orchestra National d'Île-de- France and was positioned as an assistant conductor to Maestro Paavo Järvi in Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Irene is now a guest conductor at the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.

In 2013, Irene was invited to Ishinomaki and Sendai, Japan by NPO 911 Circle Wind Memorial Concert as a member of Coro Santa Maria of Coria del Rio, Spain to participate the joint concerts with city chorus groups from Ishinomaki and Choir Hagi of Sendai which were held to support both cities for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.


Daniel Barbosa Bustos

Daniel was born in Cádiz (Spain) in 1986. He studied at Real Conservatorio Profesional de Música “Manuel de Falla” (Cádiz) and Conservatorio Superior de Música (Seville). He also studied with Professor Mr. César Marimón García and got a scholarship to study a semester at Conservatory of Music “Giusseppe Verdi” in Milan (Italy). In 2011, he studied an Artistic Master in Musical Performance at the International University of Andalusia (UNIA) and received master-classes from internationally acclaimed European pianists like Domenico Codispoti, Christopher Elton, Dmitri Alexeev or Pascal Rogé. Daniel works frequently as a collaborative pianist with several groups, among them, the “Chamber Choir of Seville” and Escolanía de Tomares (Seville), performing in cities as Lyon, Barcelona, Vienna and Florence.

Daniel has been involved with almost all versions of Spain-Japan Cultural Exchange Project with Haiku and Chorus, including the first trip to Ishinomaki and Sendai in 2013 when he served as the pianist for a choir representing Coria del Río.


ジャパン・コーラル・ハーモニー(JCH) 「とも」

ジャパン・コーラル・ハーモニー (JCH) 「とも」は、ニューヨークを拠点に活動する約40名の合唱愛好者で構成されている日系の混声合唱団です。当初は、2011年5月20日に仙台の合唱団「萩」を迎えての、カーネギーホールで行われた「みちのく震災支援・日米合唱チャリティーコンサート」に出演するために結成されました。

偶然にも、音楽監督白田正樹(MIKE) は仙台出身、そしてピアニストの阿部公美と合唱団団長の阿部友子は、二人とも福島県出身です。これらの地域は同年3月11日の地震と津波で多大な打撃を受けました。又、合唱団の中には東北地方と関わりを持つメンバーが多々います。合唱団「とも」は、日本で被害を蒙った地域の方々の支援のために様々なイベントやコンサートを精力的に行っています。





「風の環少年少女合唱団」は、アメリカで暮らす日系の子どもたちに 童謡やわらべ歌、民謡、愛唱歌など伝統的な日本の歌から文化や習慣、そして四季を感じる言葉の意味を理解しながら「日本語を大切に忘れずに受け継いでほしい」との思いから今年の夏誕生した。構成はニューヨーク、ニュージャージー近郊の学校に通う日系の小中学生で、指導はすべて日本語で行っている。

設立したのはNPO 法人9・11 風の環メモリアルコンサートの白田正樹代表で、地元日本語新聞「週刊NY生活」を発行するニューヨーク生活プレス社との共同企画。現在団員は80人以上。子どもたちから子どもたちへと口コミで楽しい様子が伝わり、入団希望者が増えている。デビューは2016年9月11日に開催した第9回9.11風の環コンサートで、熊本・大分震災復興支援チャリティコンサートが初舞台。小学生と中学生との絆も深く、日々の練習を重ね、素敵なハーモニーを奏でる合唱団へと成長している。11月13日には日本から迎える熊本県出身の歌手、水前寺清子さんとともに熊本地震被災地復興支援チャリティコンサートで歌う機会にも恵まれ、アメリカ生活を通した素敵な経験を得ながら、大きく成長出来る合唱団を目指している。


東北大学混声合唱団は1959年に創立されました。東北大学の学生を中心に合唱が好きな大学生が集まり、現在では団員が100名を超えています。今年は『一音に美を 一曲に情熱を』を年間のテーマとして掲げ、繊細でかつ大学生らしくエネルギーに満ちた演奏ができることを目指しています。また、1年の集大成として定期演奏会を行なっており、多くのお客様に感動を与えられるよう日々練習に励んでいます。今回指揮していただく佐々木正利先生には常任指揮者として30年以上にわたり、当団で合唱指導をして頂いており、定期演奏会でもメインステージの指揮を振って頂いています。



佐々木正利, テノール、指揮者




また宗教音楽の世界的名指揮者であるH.リリング、H.J.ロッチュ、M.コルボ、 R.ヤコブス等率いる、シュトゥットガルト・バッハ合奏団、ゲヒンゲン聖歌隊、聖トマス教会聖歌隊、RIAS室内合唱団等の演奏会に度々出演し、高い評価を受けている。







伊藤浩司, 指揮者

菅原美穂, ピアノ


Tohoku University Male Chorus

末光眞希, 指揮者

Maki Suemitsu received Ph.D on electronic engineering from Tohoku University in 1980 and has been professor at Tohoku University since 2003. His musical career dates back to his college days when he was a student conductor at Tohoku University Male Choir (TUMC) and studied conducting and vocal music under Mitsuharu Okazaki and Kazuo Hirano, respectively.

As a tenor, he gave a fine performance as Monostatos in “Magic Flute” presented by Sendai Opera in 2009. He is an organist as well at Sendai Higashi-Ichibancho Church for more than 40 years. He has been conducting TUMC since 2013.


久保田彗太, 指揮者

The Alexandria Harmonizers

For sixty-eight years, the Alexandria Harmonizers have educated, entertained, and enriched the lives of audiences around the world. Noted by Broadway World to offer “some of the best choral singing” in the area, the Harmonizers specialize in one of a cappella’s most challenging forms, four-part close harmony. Under director Joe Cerutti since 2007, the chorus is made up of volunteer singers ranging in age from 13 to 85.

The Harmonizers perform dozens of times each year in concert, contest, and collaboration with other performers. Thus far in their 2016-17 season, the Harmonizers produced Revolutions, a concept concert that showcased two social movements – the counterculture of the 1960s and the drive for LGBT rights in the 1970s – through music. Earlier in the year, the Harmonizers joined Kristin Chenoweth at Strathmore in the debut of Andrew Lippa’s I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk. The chorus also hosted the third-annual Aca-Challenge, a contest for a cappella ensembles from up and down the eastern seaboard.

The Harmonizers have toured internationally, most recently in 2014 when they traveled to Normandy France to take part in the ceremonies surrounding the 44th anniversary of the Allied invasion of continental Europe. In addition to singing on the beaches where troops landed on D-Day, the chorus marched in a parade celebrating held in the first town to be liberated in France. In 2012, the Harmonizers toured China performing at the Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Great Wall.

As a member chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Harmonizers also have a storied legacy in BHS contests. Four-time international gold medalists, the chorus finished sixth in the 2016 contest and has placed first in every mid-Atlantic regional competition is has participated in for over 25 years. Beyond musical excellence, the Harmonizers are focused on community outreach, running an annual Youth Harmony Festival. The chorus will also kick off a three-year diversity initiative in 2017 with the goal of helping to bring the joy of song to new communities. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Harmonizers rely on generous donations to support their activities and have received grants from numerous organizations including the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the MASON”S LODGE HERE, the Barbershop Harmony Society, and the Harmony Foundation.



8歳の時、映画『サウンド・オブ・ミュージック』を見て、その世界観に感銘を受け、歌手になることを決意。2002年1月、独学でアコースティック・ギターと同時に、作詞・作曲も始める。同年10月「服部良一記念大阪音楽祭 ザ・ストリートミュージシャン・グランプリ’02」に出場、1200組の中からグランプリを獲得。2005年5月11日、シングル「大切な人」でメジャーデビューを果たす。


2014年「The Covers ~60’s to 70’s~」、2015年「The Best Songs」をリリース。2016年冬より活動拠点をNYへ移し日本とアメリカを行き来しながら精力的に音楽活動を行っている。