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The 12th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition 2019 (for Overseas choirs)

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  • August 09, 2018: Website updated about the 12th competition 2019. Click here for former Website.

The 12th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Compeititon 2019

This comepetition is the biggest choral competition for small vocal ensemble groups (2-16 singers) in Japan. Every year we invite more than 120 top level choirs selected from all over Japan and each country. Fukushima is known as the "Kingdom of Choirs" in Japan, which has a large population of music fans and award-winning choirs. You are cordially invited to experience the fascinating atmosphere of our music sities, and let your singing voices ring out together under the sky, which a 19-century poet once described as the "True Sky".   

  March 21-March25, 2019  Open at 9:00 a.m. Start at 10:00 a.m. on March 21-24

 Fukushima City Music Hall (1-1 Irie Town, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecure, 960-8117 Japan) 

  • March 21   Category1 ( Ages 12-15 )
  • March 22   Category2 ( Ages 15-18 )
  • March 23   Category3 ( Ages   6-12 )
  • March 23   Category4 ( Other than Category 1, 2and 3 ) 
  • March 24   Grand Champion Competition 
  • March 25   Workshop 

Judges

  • Javier Busto (Composer)
  • Maki Ueda (Composer)
  • Ichiro Uenishi (Conductor)
  • Shinsuke Kishi (Conductor)
  • Masami Suehiro (Baritone)
  • Hideki Motoyama (Conductor)
  • Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Conductor)

Guidelines for applicants

*under construction

  • Competition Brochure (competition Rules, Conditions of Participation)
  • Preliminary Screening Application Form
  • Evaluation System

    Deadline for Preliminary Screening: October 31, 2018

  The result of the preliminary Screening will be announced by Nobember 30, 2018

Registration Form for choirs qualified Preliminary Screening

*under construction

  • Summary of Deadlines 
  • Registration Form1
  • Registration Form2
  • Registration Form3
  • Registration Form4

Entries / Schedules

 Entries  *under construction

  • Qualified Choirs
  • All Participating Choirs
  • Order of Performance

Schedules  *under construction

  • Category1 on March 21
  • Category2 on March 22
  • Category3 on March 23
  • Category4 on March 23
  • Grand Champion Competition on March 24

Results 2019

 *under construction

  • Category1 on March 21
  • Category2 on March 22
  • Category3 on March 23
  • Category4 on March 23
  • Grand Champion Competition on March 24

Ticket

  • 1 Day Ticket (March 21, 22, 23):   Advance ticket - Jpy 2,000,  Day of parformance ticket - Jpy 2,500
  • 1 Day Ticket (March 24):  Advance ticket - Jpy 2,500,  Day of parformance ticket - Jpy 3,000
  • 4 Days Ticket (March 21-24):  Advance ticket - Jpy 8,000 

* The Day of parformance ticket will be sold at the door in the venue after 9:00a.m. Please note that the ticket sales are limited to around 100 a day. Anyone except the participating choir members (Max 16 singers, the accompatist and the conductor) is required to pay the above ticket fee with the choir's participation fee.

About FUKUSHIMA

Fukushima is located in the north-east region on Japan and is approximately 200km, 100min by express train from Tokyo. It is called the "Kingdom of Choirs" in Japan, which has a big population of music fans and award-winning choirs. Along with its unique music friendly cultue, there you can find abundant natural beauty and traditional samurai culture, which is still being handed down over the generations. You can enjoy renowned hot spring resorts and hisorical samurai sites before/after the competition. All true music lovers looking to experience the real Japan are welcome to Fukushima.

Thanks to the support and encouragement from all over the world, Japan has steadily recoverd since the Giant East-Japan Earthquake in 2011. The Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Compeitition has also received hundreds of messages to encourage people in Fukushia. We will never forget the warm and heart-felt moments that we have shared with participants of the competition.

Now we are sure music has the power to get people together and bring about hope and encouragement. The Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition will keep going on to convey the joy of singing together.

The "City" of Fukushima is in the middle of the "Prefecture" of Fukushima, and the Fukushima Music Hall is more than 60km away from the Fukushima Daiichi Plant. There is no restricition advised on Fukushima city.

Access

From Fukushima Airport

     Approx. 75min to the hotel in Fukushima city by taxi

From Narita Airport      

  • Narita Airport - Tokyo Station  (Approx. 1hr - 1hr 30min by Express Train "Narita Express")
  • Tokyo Station - Fukushima Station  (Approx. 1hr 30min by Express Train "Tohoku Shinkansen")
  • Narita Airport - Keisei Ueno Station (Approx. 45min - 1hr 50min by Keisei Railway trains)
  • Keisei Ueno Station - Tokyo Station (Approx. 5min by Train)
  • Tokyo Station - Fukushima Station  (Approx. 1hr 30min by Express Train "Tohoku Shinkansen")
  • Narita Airport - Fukushima Station (Approx. 5hrs by Highway Bus (only 2 services a day))

Contact Address

The Executive Committee of the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition (Cultural Promotion Division of the Fukushima Prefectural Government) 

2-16 Sugitsuma Town, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture 960-8670 Japan

e-mail:  bunka@pref.fukushima.lg.jp

Hosted by

  • Hosted by Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education, Executive Committee of the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition
  • Co-Hosted by Japan Choral Association, Japan Choral Association Tohoku Branch, Fukushima Chorus League, Fukushima City, Fukushima City Board of Education

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