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Le Gland

Established in April 2010 as a "choir for young choristers in Nara Prefecture".
The members are in their teens to thirties and work energetically. Its main activities are participating in choral festivals and various competitions, and holding concerts. In July 2019, they will receive the Silver Prize in the Mixed Chorus Division of the 2nd Tokyo International Chorus Competition. In February 2020, when they celebrate their 10th anniversary, they held a 10th anniversary concert at Nara Centennial Hall, where they will perform "Sights I -I am a Cat-," a work first commissioned by Naoto Aizawa, to great acclaim.
Le Gland" means "acorn" in French.

Conductor Ichiro Uenishi

He graduated from Osaka College of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. He studied vocal under Hirokazu Yokota, conducting under Masami Matsuo, and choral conducting under Hiroki Fujii. He is currently the music director of five groups: Coeur Chene, Ensemble Termina, Nara Women's University Music Club, Choir Le Grand, and Ensemble Nisi.
He has led Coeur Chene to 14 gold medals at the JCA National Choral Competition, five prizes at the Takarazuka International Chamber Choir Competition, and first prize in all categories at the 8th National Vocal Ensemble Competition.
In recent years, he has been active as a judge for competitions and as a lecturer for choral workshops.
Since 2002, she has also been active as the permanent conductor of the Suzaku Symphony Orchestra, and is actively involved in the performance of orchestral works.
He is also a member of the board of directors of the Nara Chorus Federation, the board of directors of the Kansai branch of the Japan Choral Directors Association, and a member of the choral group "ONGAKUJU".

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