The first annual Circle Wind Memorial Concert was held in 2008 to raise money for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America. The theme for the 2011 concert was "East Meets West in Choral Harmony" featuring the Hagi Choir from Sendai, Japan. But two months before the concert was due to be held, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck off the coast of Sendai, causing massive devastation to the region. The concert organizers quickly changed the event into a fundraiser for disaster victims.
This year, on the occasion of the 10th Circle Wind Concert, Tohoku University's Mixed Chorus and Male Chorus Clubs have been invited to take part in the Japan-US Glee Club Festival, held at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
The event is co-sponsored by Tohoku University's Alumni Branch in New York, who invites alumni and friends of Tohoku University to join this fun-filled evening of performances.
Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 5pm onwards (doors open at 4:30pm)
Venue: Isaac Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Tickets available at the Carnegie Box Office: http://bit.ly/tu_carnegiehall
Master of ceremonies: Kaoriko Kuge
The Alexandria Harmonizers, Coro Dabar from Coria del Rio, Spain, Tohoku University Male Chorus Club, Tohoku University Mixed Chorus Club, Kana Uemura, Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO", Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir.
Chairperson, Tohoku University New York Alumni Branch