Chœur Clarté

The choir was founded in June 2017 by graduates of Chiba Prefectural Makuhari Sogo High School Choir. Under the direction of Atsuko Sangu, the school's former teacher, it was founded by a group of alumni of different ages. The choir aims to create a richer ensemble while deepening their understanding of the music and texts so that they can maximize their beauty. The name of the choir, "Chœur Clarté," means "transparent choir" in French. The name is inspired by the Makuhari Sogo High School Choir's song "Transparently" (poem by Sakon So, music by Akira Miyoshi). This song was the school song of Makuhari West High School, the predecessor of Makuhari Sogo High School, and has been sung as the choir's song since its inception. We also sing this song as a choir and try to achieve a " transparent voice".

Conductor Atsuko Sangu

She was born in Chiba Prefecture. She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Department of Education and Music II, and completed the Graduate School of Music Education at Chiba University. In 2007, she began working at Makuhari Sohgoh High School in Chiba Prefecture. Since her arrival, she has conducted the choir and has participated in he NHK All-Japan School Choir Competition for ten consecutive years. In 2012, the choir won the Gold Prize and the Prime Minister's Prize for three consecutive years, and won the Gold Prize at the Japan Choral Competition for six consecutive years.
In April 2017, she was appointed to Tsudanuma High School in Chiba Prefecture. In her second year there, she led the chorus club to the Gold Prize in the Kanto region at the ensemble contest, and has been successful in various other places.