Wakage no Itari

The male choir was founded in 2019 as a planning choir and started its activities as a permanent group in March 2021.
They call themselves "Choir WAKAGE NO ITARI" because they want to keep challenging themselves in a serious and fun way, no matter how reckless.
With the motto of "Rediscovering and renewing the male chorus," they are actively involved in activities mainly in Tokyo. They have performed in many concerts, mainly those sponsored by the Tokyo Choral Association.
They have received the Excellence Award in 2020, and the Gold Award and the First Prize in 2021 at the "Tokyo Spring Chorus Contest, Classical and Contemporary Music Division, Male Voice with Conductor". They are scheduled to hold their first concert at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall on April 23, 2022.
Conductor: Yosuke Mashimo Voice Trainer: Toshiki Kubota

Conductor Yosuke Mashimo

He was born in 1977. He started chorus singing in high school, and after entering Waseda University, he joined several chorus groups and served as a student conductor. After graduation, he worked as a rehearsal director and member of choirs directed by Shin Sekiya, Keiichi Shimizu, Akira Shimizu, and Tatsuaki Iwamoto. He is currently teaching at choirs in various places, mainly in Tokyo and Kanagawa.
He received a diploma in conducting master classes at the Kantemus International Choral Festival in Hungary in 2004.
He is a member of the executive committee of the Japan Choral Directors Association (JCDA).