Organ with Let's SaLaD!

As part of SaLaD Music Festival, we will hold a concert featuring the world’s only revolving pipe organ, a symbol of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall.
From well-known pipe organ classics to vocal pieces and an ensemble with choral singing, we have arranged a 45-minute program that even entry-level concert-goers can enjoy to their heart’s content.
Join us and experience the moment when the concert hall comes together as one with music, in a joint performance with the Tokyo White Hands Chorus! Let’s SaLaD!!

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Date & Time Sun. 15 September 2:00PM(Venue opens at 1:00 PM / Ends at 2:45 PM)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists: KAWAGOE Satoko, Organ
COLON Erika, Soprano
FURUHASHI Fujio, Conductor
Tokyo White Hands Chorus and Soma Children's Chorus, Children's Chorus
Programs: ♪ J.S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV565
♪ Kerll: Capriccio Sopra 《Il Cucu》
♪ Handel: ‘Lascia Ch'io Pianga’, from“Rinaldo”
♪ Balbastre: La Marseillaise
♪ Franck: ‘Panis Angelicus’, from“Messe op.12”
♪ UEDA Maki: ‘Sora no Uta’ & ‘Ki no Uta’, from Children Chorus Suite “Ame Tsuchi no Uta”
♪ KUSAKAWA Shin: ‘Yuyake Koyake’
Ticket: Regular: ¥1,000/Children: ¥500 for individuals of 4 to 18 years of age (reserved seating only)
*The discount for Wheel Space is only available at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Ticket office.
Ticket Sale: Ticket available at the door (1F) at 10:00 am.(9/13UP)
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Planning and production:Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Why You Should See This

As part of SaLaD Music Festival, we will hold a concert featuring the world’s only revolving pipe organ, a symbol of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall.
The pipe organ, which commands a dramatic presence at the front of the hall, boasts a repertoire of sounds on a par with the orchestra and is known as the “king of instruments.” From well-known pipe organ classics to vocal pieces and an ensemble with choral singing, we have arranged a 45-minute program that even entry-level concert-goers can enjoy to their heart’s content. The concert will also feature an appearance by the Tokyo White Hands Chorus consisting of a “signed singing” performance by children with hearing disabilities, autism, and vocalization difficulties wearing white gloves and a “vocal section” made up mainly of members who attend a school for the visually impaired. Join us and experience the moment when the concert hall comes together as one with music! Let’s SaLaD!!

Graduated from the Organ Course in the Department of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Music of the same university. Graduated from the Centre d'Études Supérieures Musique et Danse (CESMD) in Toulouse, France. Won second place at the Second Andrea Antico da Montona Organ Competition.

Acted as the first hall organist at the Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse for four years and has actively promoted the spread of organ music through a wide range of performances and enlightenment activities both in Japan and overseas. Is currently the deputy organist for the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, and is a part-time instructor at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and for music courses at the Departments of Arts, Tokai University. Member of Japan Association of Organists and Japan Organ Society.

Born in Venezuela. Studied education at the University of the Sacred Heart and graduated with merit from the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom. Debuted at the Wigmore Hall in the same year. Placed the emphasis on the field of oratorio by singing as a soloist at the Mozart Festival, at religious music festivals, and at the UK-Japan 2008 Messiah commemorating 150 years of exchange between Japan and the United Kingdom, among others. One particular item of her lifework is spreading a message of peace from Nagasaki to the world after having performed and lectured on A Song in Praise of the Bombed Maria, a piece composed by her father Eric Colon, given its first performance at the Urakami Cathedral and released it on CD. Has performed together with members of l'Opéra in Paris, with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, with the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras. Played in 2015 the role of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro produced by Hidei Noda and conducted by Michiyoshi Inoue to high acclaim. Appeared at La Folle Journée and the International Music Festival NIPPON and is also involved in social work via music providing children with education and sense of international goodwill.
Special Adviser to Friends of El Sistema Japan. Currently raising four kids.

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1943年東京に生まれる。指揮法を斎藤秀雄、作曲を島岡譲、ピアノを宮島敏の各氏に師事。これまでに原信子オペラ研究所の専属ピアニスト、NHK東京児童合唱団常任指揮者(音楽監督)、桐朋学園大学音楽学部講師、東京家政学院短期大学講師、日本合唱指揮者協会理事長、浜松市アクトシティ音楽院音楽監督、NHK「Nコンon the Web」の解説者を歴任する。2013年9月より、福島県相馬市の子どもたちを対象とした東日本大震災後の復興支援活動においてエル・システマジャパン音楽監督(合唱)として指導にあたっている。現在10の合唱団の音楽監督を務める他、全国各地の講習会、コンクールの審査等、常に合唱界の指導的立場を担っている。NHK東京児童合唱団名誉指揮者、日本合唱指揮者協会常任相談役、日本コダーイ協会理事。

This chorus group which is participated in by various children was established 23 years ago in Venezuela and places emphasis on encouraging the participation of children with sight and hearing disabilities, autism, and children who have trouble expressing themselves vocally. The group became widely known as the White Hands Chorus owing to the members wearing white gloves (sign-language singing) when performing. A similar group was also established in Japan by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space and El Sistema Japan in June 2017 for the purpose of creating an organization in which everybody can participate, including children steadily facing disabilities apart from sight and hearing disabilities and any other person with an interest in joining in the chorus. Under the guidance of soprano singer and instructor Erika Colon and instructor Tetsuya Isaki of the Totto Foundation's Japanese Theater of the Deaf, the chorus aims to provide children with a sense of independence through the expression of the poetry of the world. In addition to the “Sign Squad” established for sign-language singing, a “Voice Squad” for vocal choruses was newly established in 2018 under the direction of Music Therapist and vocalist Kenji Tsuchino, for children who attend schools for the deaf.

民謡をはじめとする音楽や伝統芸能が息づく、福島県相馬市。2012年エル・システマジャパンと協力協定が締結され、市内小学校への支援がスタート。2013年、市立桜丘小学校合唱部の部員をベースに中学生の合唱部OB・OGが加わり「相馬子どもコーラス」としての活動が始まった。現在は小学3年生~高校2年生までの約40名で活動している。毎年相馬市で開催される「エル・システマ子ども音楽祭 in 相馬」への出演を中心に、相馬市内の各種イベントでの演奏のほか、2017年には東京芸術劇場で開催された「エル・システマ ガラコンサート」、2018年には横浜みなとみらいホールで開催された「国際シニア合唱祭ゴールデンウェーブin横浜」、2019年には北とぴあで開催された「北とぴあ合唱フェスティバル」に出演するなど活躍の場を広げている。