Senior women's choir Yukuhashi Citizens Choir was founded in 2007. by Japanese Choirs Association's Kyushu branch, to participate ...
Senior women's choir Yukuhashi Citizens Choir was founded in 2007. by Japanese Choirs Association's Kyushu branch, to participate in local Senior Choirs Festival. Choir has 27 members between ages of 60-86, average age being 70 years. Every year, the choir participates actively in regional competitions and sings together with choirs from Japan and abroad. Yukuhashi Citizens Choir has much respect for Baltic countries and Estonia for our musical history and is thrilled to be singing here on such an important occasion - Estonia's 100. birthday.
Senior women's choir "Vanaemad" ("Grandmothers") was founded in 2005 at Self-help and Advisory Association for Senior Citizens. Average age of the singers is 76 years. Choir performs 15-20 concerts at various venus in Estonia, but the voices of "Grandmothers" have also sounded abroad: St Petersburg, Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas, Berlin, Prague, Goteborg, Stockholm, Helsinki and Pori. Choir has participated in both Estonian Song Festivals that have taken place within their 13 years of acitvity.
"Vanaemad" has won several 1st prices in song contests and in 2012 they won the title for "Women's Choir of the Year".
Both directors have graduated from Tallinn Academy of Music and are experienced conductors.
Yukuhashi Citizens Choir and Women's Choir "Vanaemad" joint concert takes place on 25th March at 17:00 at Tallinn House of Blackheads. Program includes Japanese, Estonian and international choral and folk songs
Noriko Arimatsu - Yukuhashi Citizens Choir
Silvia Mellik and Reet Ratassepp - Vanaemad
Please join us!