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SHiHOMi chor


Started as the PTA chorus of Ninomiya elementary school, they welcomed their 62nd year as a female choir. Apart from holding regular concerts once every two years, they pariticipate in chorus festivals by the Kanagawa choral association, VieCent senior chorus festival, International senior chorus festival Golden Wave, Odawara citizens chorus festival by the Odawara choral association, and Ninomiya town chorus festival. As a member of the "Mama mulberry", consisting of members also from other groups, they have experience of performing abroad for several times including in the "Song Bridge" held in Estonia under Soviet, and Powell river international choral festival in Canada. With some members singing since the start of the choir, they are proud of their best strength, "always positive, always tender, and always friendly".



Taeko Kuwabara

Graduated from the Ferris university department of music, profession of vocal music. After working as the lecturer there, she is now the Advisor at the Kanagawa Choral Association and the Lecturer at the Asahi culture center. Jury at the Bandung ITB international choral competition (Indonesia), NHK music competition, Takarazuka international chamber choral contest. Conductor of the Shihomi Chor and Voce di carillon. She has been conducting the Odawara children's choir for 54 years, Mulberry choir for 34 years, and Mulberry chamber choir for 20 years, and led them to achieve 1st place in the Kodaly international choral competition (Hungary), 1st place in the Riva del Garda international choral competition (Italy), 1st place in the Arezzo international choral competition (Italy), Best conductor prize in the Prague international choral competition (Czech), 1st place in the National competition of the Japan choral competition, Grand prix in the Takarazuka international choral contest, etc.

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