Fukushima Mothers' Chorus Association (FMCA)

Fukushima Mothers' Chorus Association (FMCA) was started in 1966 with 11 female chorus groups in Fukushima prefecture. Today, there are 32 groups, approximately 750 members, that participate in FMCA. It provides members not only a place to enjoy singing but also an oasis to relieve them from busy housekeeping works in their daily lives. The association has various experience of performing in overseas, such as Germany, Hawaii, New Zealand, Shanghai, Taiwan, etc.  
FMCA has been hosting a chorus festival in Fukushima in every October, and it has come to the 49th this year. The chorus of its all 750 members is just stunning! Due to the Tohoku Earthquake and nuclear plant disaster, many of FMCA members were forced to evacuate their own homes. However, they are actively performing at many events throughout Fukushima, delivering strong and indomitable spirits of recovery on their voices. 福島県おかあさん合唱連盟

The Harmony Celebration Chorus

The Harmony Celebration Chorus (HCC), based in Ridgewood, NJ; is one of over 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit organization dedicated to women's four-part acapella, barbershop style harmony. HCC was officially formed in May of 2007, but the core of its ranks was pulled from the now-retired, three-time International Champion, Ramapo Valley Chorus. Under the direction of Master Director Scott Brannon, the chorus has taken home 2 Championship Gold Medals as well as 3 time Greater NY & NJ Mid-Size Chorus Championships since its 2008 debut and is currently ranked 5th amongst all Mid-Sized Choruses in Sweet Adelines.
The chorus has also performed at local events throughout NY and NJ including: singing the National Anthem for the Newark Bears and Rockland Boulders, Holiday Concerts at the Barclay Hotel in NYC, Ridgewood's Summer Series Under the Stars, Ramsey Farmer's Market, A Taste of Ridgewood, Ridgewood Downtown for the Holidays and Boonton NJ Retired Firemen's Home.
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The Choir "TOMO", Japan Choral Harmony

The Choir TOMO, Japan Choral Harmony (JCH) is a mixed choir consisting of 40 chorus lovers living in New York area. The choir was originally formed to perform at "Japan-US Chorus Charity Concert for Sendai at Carnegie" held at Carnegie Hall on May 20, 2011.
It is a strange coincidence that the music director Masaki (Mike) Shirota is originally from Sendai, the pianist Rikako Asanuma is from Iwate and Tomoko Abe, the choir's president, is from Fukushima. These are the hardest hit areas by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Also many of its members are somehow related to the Tohoku area (northeast part) of Japan. JCH has been actively participated in various concerts and events that support recovery from the devastation of Japan. On March 6, 2012, JCH participated in the "The Heart of Japan" Public Symposium and Concert where they sang a world premier song for people of Fukushima written by Madoka Mayuzumi, a renowned Haiku poet and composed by Akira Senju, a leading composer in Japan. Also, TOMO has been hosting the annual concert of The Circle Wind Memorial Concert since 2011 which pays tribute to the lasting memory of 9.11 and 3.11 earthquake/tsunami victims, being held on or around September 11 every year.

Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra

GREGORY SINGER is a uniquely gifted musician who combines distinguished artistry with a deep commitment to working for a better world. Starting in childhood, he was trained as a concert violinist, and following studies at Indiana University, Meadowmount, and the Julliard School, he went on to develop a successful performing career. He now receives frequent engagements as a conductor, naturally following in the footsteps of his father, the renowned conductor Jacques Singer. Stirred by his passion for great music, Gregory envisioned an orchestra that would perform primarily for special occasions, to support humanitarian causes, and to celebrate major achievements for the benefits of society.
He made his dream in a reality in 2005. He founded his own orchestra, the Manhattan Symphonie. Its membership draws from the finest professional musicians in New York City, and is based on a loyal group of like-minded artists who share the same ideals. Since their debut at Carnegie Hall, the Manhattan Symphonie has played in a wide variety of settings, and has earned a dynamic reputation for its innovations in programming and in humanitarian outreach.
In 2009, the orchestra gave its first tour of China, performing a series of sold-out concerts to commemorate the 30th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations with the United States. The orchestra was invited back for another spectacular tour the following season. In 2010, on the anniversary of 9/11, they gave a special performance of the Dvorak "New World Symphony," as part of the Third Annual Circle Wind Memorial Concert. The highly enthusiastic response led to a return engagement in the following year, in which both 9/11 victims and those of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami on 3/11/2011were honored.
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