Hata Boys & Girls Choir
The choir was founded in 2006 in the former town of Hada (now Matsumoto City) and is now in its 14th year. It has about 60 members, ranging from elementary school students to university students.
With the motto, ""Unity of heart and love to you,"" they aim to create a voice that resonates with the heart, while placing importance on local music events. And they are actively involved in a wide range of activities, from participating in competitions to international exchange. In 2014, they participated in the 62nd European Music Festival for Young People held in Belgium as a representative of Japan, and won the "1st prize cum laude (special gold medal)" in the category B of the equal voice youth section.
In the fall of the same year, they received the Matsumoto City Culture and Arts Encouragement Award. In 2016, they performed at the "Mountain Day" celebration, which was newly established as a national holiday.
In addition, they have participated in the JCA KODOMO Chorus Festival four times, sponsored by the Japan Choral Association.