Presented by 9.11 Circle Wind Memorial Concert (NPO)

Performance Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 7 PM

Japan-USA Chorus Festival

From Fukushima to the World

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Formed in 1966 with just 11 chorus members, the Fukushima Mothers’ Chorus Association now consists of approximately 750 participants. Due to the Tōhoku earthquake and nuclear plant disaster, many of the chorus members were forced to evacuate their homes; however, they actively perform at events throughout Fukushima, conveying the indomitable spirit of recovery with their voices. The Harmony Celebration Chorus is an all-female barbershop chorus, formed in 2007. The HCC performs in the community on a regular basis, while representing high levels of achievement on the competition stage.


  • Fukushima Mothers Chorus
  • Fujio Okabe and Yuko Miyake, Conductors
  • Harmony Celebration Chorus
  • Scott Brannon, Conductor
  • Japan Choral Harmony
  • Mike Shirota, Conductor