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10th Anniversary Gala Manhattan Symphonie 

M Shirota

Dec 7, 2015

Reconciliation Concert Japan Choral Harmony [TOMO]

Celebrating 70 Years of Peace and Friendship

Date: December 7th, Monday, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Location: Ethical Culture Concert Hall, 2 West 64th Street

Tickets: $10


Part One: Symphony of Harmony

Original compositions by Maestro Gregory Singer, symbolizing the spirit of world peace

"Kusunoki," arranged for mixed chorus by Masaki Shirata, inspired by the hit song by Nagasaki-born artist Masaharu Fukuyama

Ave Maria by Caccini, performed with poignant orchestral accompaniment


Part Two: Melodies of Unity

Collaboration performance of Faure's "Pavane" and Sibelius' "Finlandia" by MSO and TOMO

Reflections and musical tributes to the enduring friendship and reconciliation between Japan and the USA

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and celebration as we commemorate 70 years of peace and friendship between nations.



Gregory Singer

Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra

マンハッタン・シンフォニー・オーケストラ(Gregory Singer氏指揮)


Japan Choral Harmony (JCH)



Mike Shirota


Hiromi Abe


Memorial Concert Press Conference Unites Japanese, American, and Chinese Media Outlets

On December 2nd, a press conference was held with the participation of a total of 12 media outlets, including New York Daily News, NY Daily Sun, China Press, among others, representing Japanese, American, and Chinese communities. The event aimed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with a joint concert between the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra and the Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO" on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Music directors from both ensembles elaborated on the significance of the collaborative concert. Articles from the Chinese newspapers, "China Press" and "Sing Tao Newspaper," were also featured during the conference.


12月2日、New York Daily News、 NYバイデイリー・サン、China Pressなど、日・米・中国系などのメディア合計12社が参加して記者会見が行われました。パールハーバー記念日に戦後70周年を記念して日米合同でコンサートを行う意義などをマンハッタン・シンフォニー交響楽団およびジャパン・コーラル。ハーモニー「とも」双方の音楽監督が説明しました。中国系二紙「China Press」と「Sing Tao Newspaper」の記事を紹介します。






We received a new album with a signature and message addressed to JCH from Masaharu Fukuyama (Song 'Kusunoki' is Lyrics by Masaharu Fukuyama, and Composed by Masaharu Fukuyama)!

Message: "Thank you for delivering the melodies of the camphor tree to New York."

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