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"I am the future” Japan-China- Korea exchange program Chorus Concert

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As a part of the cultural exchange program of Culture City of East Asia 2015, children from Niigata, Japan, Tsingtao, China, and Cheongiu, South Korea joined a chorus group exchange program and sang a song, "I am the Future" with lyrics in Japanese, Mandarin and Korean. In the first part of the event, childrens choruses from each of the three cities performed in turn. Then, local children displayed some traditional performing arts to welcome the children from China and South Korea. Also, Ryu Koshino, a former leader of Moon troupe of Takarazuka Revue, gave a live performance. In the second part, the creators of the song (Ryohei Miyata, the president of Tokyo University of the Arts; Isao Matsushita, the vice-president of Tokyo University of the Arts; and Baku Yumemakura, a writer) talked about theme of the song. Then, three children's choruses sang the song while being accompanied by a full orchestra. For the performance's finale, the performers of the day joined the audience in singing "I am the Future" together.

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Event Information

Event Date (2015) 8月14日
Main Participants 新潟市、「東アジア文化都市2015新潟市」実行委員会 特別協力:文化庁
Event Location りゅーとぴあ新潟市民芸術文化会館 コンサートホール
Contact Information 市役所コールセンター 電話番号:025-243-4894
Website URL 日中韓「わたしは未来」合唱交流(新潟市公式サイト)
Introduction of Event As a part of the Culture City of East Asia 2015 exchange program, children from three cities in three countries (Niigata, Japan; Tsingtao, China; and Chenongju, South Korea) will get together to sing a song entitled "I am the Future" with lyrics in three languages: Japanese, Mandarin and Korean. At the event, three children's choral groups from the three cities will perform in turn and children from Niigata will introduce local performing arts. Also, Ryu Koshino, a former leader of the Moon troupe of Takarazuka Revue, is invited to the event as a special guest. The creators of the song, Ryohei Miyata, the president of Tokyo University of the Arts, Isao Matsushita, the vice-president of Tokyo University of the Arts, and Baku Yumemakura, a writer, will tell the children about the message they want to deliver through their song. After hearing the message from its creators, the three-city children’s chorus will perform the song while accompanied by a full orchestra.

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