Mille-Uno

The group was formed in 2005 by a group of friends who wanted to enjoy ensemble music under the call of vocalist and choral conductor Toyoki Tanaka. ''Millle" and "Uno" are the Italian words for "a thousand" and "one," respectively, in the belief that even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We have sung a wide range of a cappella works from the Renaissance to modern music. Recently, we have been working on Renaissance works, returning to our original intention. Since 2018, I have been participating in the Tokyo Spring Chorus Contest (Harukon.) For four consecutive years, we have been awarded in the Renaissance and Baroque categories; in 2020, we won the first place gold prize in the category and the President's Prize of the Tokyo Chorus Federation.

Conductor Toyoaki Tanaka

Graduated from Kunitachi College of Music with a bachelor's degree in vocal music and a master's degree in vocal music (German Lieder). He studied vocal under Kuniko Uchiki, Mineko Sato, and Miya Majima, choral conducting under Masayuki Tsuji, and choral coaching under Kunio Imai. He has performed as a tenor soloist in Mozart's "Requiem" and Beethoven's "The Ninth", and was invited to Germany in 2016 and 2018 to perform with the Brandenburg State Orchestra. He is currently the conductor of 11 choirs, including the Shizuoka University Mixed Chorus, Mille-Uno, and the Rikkyo University Glee Club, and a voice trainer for Greenwood Harmony, Mu Project, etc. He has been a singer for long time in the NHK Radio High School Music I course. He is a member of the Japan Choral Conductors Association.