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A Challenge to the Competition

    Choral competition is one of a major event in our activity.   We are participating the National Choral Competition every year to improve our musical performance.
    Following lists are the brief history of our career.

ball 1974 : National Choral Competition Kansai Preliminary debut. (Bronze Prize)
ball 1978 : First Silver Prize
ball 1983 : National Competition debut (in Morioka.  Bronze Prize)
ball 1988 : First Gold Prize in National Competition. (Niigata)
ball 1994 : Kawai Prize (in Kanazawa, Ishikawa pref.  A grand piano was awarded.)
ball 1997 : First Ministry of Labor award (in Tokyo)
ball 1999 : International Choral Competition debut.   (Tolosa,  Spain)
ball 2018 : ???
    It is often said that "The competition is already started when you select the music".   Following list is the music we played in past choral competition.   Recent trend of our selection,  it seems that we apt to sing a cappella religeous musics.

Title in bracket dose NOT represent the official translation.
Year
ProgramCompulsory Piece
Free
Conductor
Pianist
Result
QualifierFinal
70st
2017
Francis Poulenc / Salve Regina
Kodály Zoltán / Miserere
Masahiro HonjoGold-
69th
2016
Balassi Bálint / Kodály Zoltán
   Szép könyörgés
Krzysztof Penderecki / Agnus Dei
Masahiro HonjoGold-
68th
2015
Michio Mamiya / 12 Inventions
   Chiranbushi
Ēriks Ešenvalds / A Drop in the Ocean
Masahiro HonjoGold-
67th
2014
Hideki Chihara / Kamo no Choumei "Houjouki"
   Yo mo Sugara
Frank Martin / Mass for Dual 4-Part Chorus
   Credo
Masahiro HonjoGold-
66th
2013
Aaron Copland / Have Mercy on Us, O My Lord
Toshio Hosokawa / Ave Maria for mixed chorsu
Masahiro HonjoGold-
65th
2012
Frederick William Harvey / Herbert Howells
   Sing Lullaby
Hideki Chihara / Amakusa Gaka <Vol. II>  – Touhou eno Michi –
   Ro o Nukeyo
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
64th
2011
Matsumoto Nozomi / Anata e
   Yawaraka na Inochi
Kentaro Sato(Ken-P) / Cantata Amoris
   Nihil Sum
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
63rd
2010
Pierre Villette / O Magnum Mysterium
Paweł Łukaszewski
   O Radix Jesse
   O Emmanuel
Masahiro HonjoGoldGold
62nd
2009
Eino Leino / Toivo Kuula
   Rukous

Sven-David Sandström / Ave Maria
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
61st
2008
Framz Schubert / Salve Regina
Samuel Barber / Agnus Dei
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
60th
2007
Edvard Grieg / Dona nobis pacem
Toshio Hosokawa / Ave Maria
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
59th
2006
Takatomi Nobunaga / “Shoshin no Uta”
   Tomurai no ato wa
Ko Matsushita / “Three Poems from the Lights for 2 groups of mixed choir”
   fireflies, fireflies, fireflies...
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
58th
2005
Johannes Brahms / Max Kalbeck “Fünf Gesänge”
   Letztes Glück
Sven-David Sandström / Henry Purcell
   Hear My Prayer, O Lord
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
57th
2004
Felix Mendelssohn / SECHS LIEDER “Der erste Frühlingstag”
   Herbstlied
Carl Rütti / MISSA ANGELORUM
   Kyrie, Gloria
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
56th
2003
Lyric by Alfred, Lord Tennyson / Music by Hubert Parry
   There Rolls the Deep
Krzysztof Penderecki / Agnus Dei
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
55th
2002
Felix Mendelssohn / ELIAS
    Siehe, der Hüter Israels
Frank Martin / MESSE
    Credo
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
SeededGold
54th
2001
Josef Rheinberger / FÜNF HYMNEN
    Salve Regina
Teruaki Suzuki / REQUIEM
    Sanctus
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
53rd
2000
Gioachino Rossini / O Salutaris Hostia
Sven-David Sandstörm / En Ny Himmel Och En Ny Jord
Masahiro HonjoGoldGold
52nd
1999
Max Reger / Abendlied
Samuel Barber / Agnus Dei
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
SeededGold
51st
1998
Edvard Grieg / Hvad Est du Dog Skjön
József Karai / Stabat Mater
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
50th
1997
Jiro Kusano / Komoriuta (Lullaby)
József Karai / De Profundis
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
GoldGold
49th
1996
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Trauergesang
Anton Bruckner / MESSE e-moll
    Credo
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
GoldSilver
48th
1995
J. Wilbye / Thus Saith My Cloris Bright
Frank Martin / MESSE
    Kyrie
    Sanctus
Masahiro HonjoSeededSilver
47th
1994
T. L. de Victoria / Gaudent in Coelis Animae
Frank Martin / MESSE
    Credo
Masahiro HonjoSeededGold
46th
1993
Anton Bruckner / Locus Iste
Robert Schumann / MESSE SACRA
    Gloria
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
SeededGold
45th
1992
T. L. de Victoria / O Quam Gloriosum Est Regnum
Antonín Dvořák / MASS
    Gloria
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
SeededGold
44th
1991
Orlando Lassuss / Domine Fac Mecuum
Anton Bruckner / MESSE e-moll
    Gloria
Masahiro Honjo
Keiko Kumagai
GoldGold
43rd
1990
Roberto Schumann / Ungebitter
Anton Bruckner / MESSE e-moll
    Credo
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
SeededSilver
42nd
1989
Hugo Wolf / Letzte Bitte
Anton Bruckner / MESSE e-moll
    Gloria
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
SeededGold
41st
1988
Johannes Brahms / Spätherbst
Francis Poulenc / STABAT MATER
    Cujus Animam Gementem
    O Quam Tristis
    Quando Corpus
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
GoldGold
40th
1987
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Zum Abendsegen
Francis Poulenc / STABAT MATER
    Stabat Mater Dorolosa
    Quis Est Homo
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
Gold-
39th
1986
G. P. da Palestrina / Super Flúmina Babilonis
Akira Miyoshih / TOTSUGU MUSUME ni (To Wedding Daughter)
    Anata no Umareta nowa (Secrecy of Your Birth)
    Kadode (Departure)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
Silver-
38th
1985
Yoshinao Nakata / Gogo no Teien (Afternoon in Garden)
    No ni Ideyo (Come out to Field)
Giacomo Puccini / MESSA DI GLORIA
    Gloria
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Keiko Kumagai
GoldBronze
37th
1984
Benjamin Britten / The Evening Primrose
Wolfgang Mozart / REQUIEM
    Dies Irae
    Hostias
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Mihoko Hasegawa
GoldSilver
36th
1983
C. de Molales / Simile Est Regnum Caelorum
Giacomo Puccini / MESSA DI GLORIA
    Credo
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Mihoko Hasegawa
GoldBronze
35th
1982
Max Reger / Abschiedslied
Saburo Takata / UCHI naru TOUSA (Distant in Mind)
    Gassho - Saru (Implore - Monkey)
    Moeru mono - Kumo (Flaming - Spider)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Mihoko Hasegawa
Bronze-
34th
1981
P. Mascani / Gli Aranciolezzano
Akira Yuyama / KOTAN no UTA (Song of Katan)
    IV. Atsushi no Uta (Song of Atsushi),
    V. Usutsuki Uta (Mortar Pounding Song)
Masahiro Honjo
Hiromi Sasagawa
Silver-
33rd
1980
Franz Schubert / MISSA Nr.6 Es-dur
    Sanctus
Megumi Ohnaka / SHIMA yo (Island)
    III
    IV
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Hiromi Sasagawa
Silver-
32nd
1979
Johannes Brahms / Abendlied
Saburo Takata / HITASURA na MICHI (Dedication)
    Hime (Princess)
Masahiro Honjo
Hiromi Sasagawa
Bronze-
31st
1978
Wolfgang Mozart / MESSE C-dur (K.115)
    Gloria
Saburo Takata / HITASURA na MICHI (Dedication)
    Hakucho (Swan)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Hiromi Sasagawa
Silver-
30th
1977
Robert Schumann / Domine Jesu Christe
Saburo Takata / HITASURA na MICHI (Dedication)
    Ito (String)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Yoshiko Yamaguchi
Silver-
29th
1976
Josquin Desprez / Ave Christe
Megumi Ohnaka / KAZE no UTA (Songs of Wind)
    Fuyu no Kaze (Winter wind)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Yukiko Masuda
Bronze-
28th
1975
Gabriel Faure / Cantigue de Jean Racine
Kohtaroh Hayashi / ENJU (Luster spell)
    Mandala o Kuu Shimauma (Zebra Eating Mandala)
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Yukiko Masuda
Bronze-
27th
1974
Ninao Shibata / 3 a cappella choral for mixed voice
    Kaze (Wind)
Antonín Dvořák / STABAT MATER
    Eja Mater
Yoshiyuki Takagi
Yukiko Masuda
Bronze-



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