Female choir Forward
In 1998, Female choir Forward was formed in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa. The group name comes from the choral song that the member sang in high school days. They have received guidance from Tatsuaki Iwamoto, Yosuke Mashimo and Naoto Kosugi. The members are in their twenties to forties, and usually practice between their works and child care. Since many members are mothers, children's voices overflow while they practice. They mainly participate in the MUZA KAWASAKI Citizen Choral Festival being held every year. They won a third prize called Niigata Nippo Award at the 11th National "Bride Doll" Chorus Competition. They commissioned Noritaka Moriyama to compose pieces for female chorus and first performed "Donokotobayorimo (Than Any Words)” and "Kodo (Beating)". They also participate in Recording of KYOIKU-SHUPPAN High School Music Textbook Compliant CD for model performance requested from Universal Music LLC since 2016.