New York Mixed Chorus Annual Concert
Saturday, November 19 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.)
The Church of the Holy Trinity – 316 East 88th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
The New York Mixed Chorus is an amateur Japanese choral group of about fifty members actively singing in New York City. Originally founded in 1991 as The New York Men’s Choir, the group evolved into the current form in 2004 by welcoming women’s voices.
The group’s exciting repertoire includes but is not limited to traditional Japanese choral songs, folk songs, Japanese Pop, songs from Broadway musicals, American spirituals, and classical pieces. Members are from different backgrounds and range in age from 20s to 70s. Performance highlights include singing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium in 2004 and at Carnegie Hall in 2005, 2008, and 2013.
Saya Callner will conduct this year’s annual concert, accompanied by Rikako Asanuma on piano and Sonny Ochia on sanshin, a three-stringed, banjo-like instrument from Okinawa, Japan.