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Männerchor Koyukai was founded in 1979 with 12 members as the Hiroshima Männerchor Tokyo Alumni Association.
It changed its name to the present one in 1982, and is a male voice choir celebrating its 40th anniversary.
It currently has about 50 members and performs mainly in the Tokyo area.
The members vary in age, occupation, and choral experience, and as the name suggests, they are a group of friends who love male chorus.
Conductor Shinichi Nakadate
Born in Tokyo. After joining the chorus club at Fuchu-Nishi High School in Tokyo, she graduated from Shobi Gakuen Junior College, Department of Music (Voice Division). He studied vocal under Shozo Okubo and Hiroshi Kakumaru, and voice physiology under Hiroyuki Koyama, and has been a member of the professional chorus group "Chamber Choir NISSHO" for 10 years since 1991, serving as concertmaster. Currently, he is a permanent conductor of more than 10 groups mainly in Tokyo and Kanagawa, and is involved in a wide range of other activities, including teaching numerous chorus groups and ensemble groups, guest conducting concerts, teaching chorus workshops in various places, and judging competitions. He is a board member of the Japan Choral Directors Association (JCDA) and a member of the "ONGAKUJU". He is a member of the Kanagawa Choral Director's Club. He is an individual member of the Tokyo Choral Association.
Conductor Kenji Muramatsu
He was born in Aichi Prefecture. He started playing the violin at an early age. He was the student conductor of the Hiroshima University Choir and the principal 2nd violinist of the Shikoku Philharmonic Orchestra.
Currently, he performs as a choral singer in several groups including Ensemble PVD and Choir Yuuka. As a choral conductor, he has won several gold medals in the Prefectural Competition of the Vocal Ensemble Competition and the Japan Choral Competition.
He is a member of "Ongakuju", a group of chorus singers who think about chorus in the 21st century, and a member of the Japan Choral Directors Association (JCDA).
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