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Jul 24, Chorus Boston (Japanese language)
North Church of Portsmouth, Portsmouth
Sponsored by Foreign Motors of Durham, Inc.





Chorus Boston is a mixed-voice international chorus specializing in traditional and modern Japanese choral music. The repertoire includes classical, traditional and modern Western choral works. Founded in 1997 by Noriko Sakamaki, the Chorus performs two annual concerts in the Boston area and has performed with visiting Japanese artists, most recently at Carnegie Hall with Kyoichi Kitamura and the University Glee Club of Tokyo. The chorus regularly performs at events sponsored by the Japanese Association of Greater Boston as well as other public and private events and is a member of the greater Boston Choral consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and surrounding areas.

Chorus Boston welcomes new members throughout its season. The membership consists of people of all ages, occupations and backgrounds who share a common interest in Japan and the Japanese language. Its goals are to enjoy signing and attain a high level of musicianship. For more information, visit http://members.aol.com/chorusboston
Yohei Sato, Music Director and Conductor Deborah Krause, Lyric Soprano

PROGRAM: (sung in Japanese)
My Ballad
Memories of Summer
Flower
Song of the Seashore
This Road
Young Wings
My Native Land
The Spring Brook
Hazy Moon
Carp Streamers
Tea-Picking
A Child of the Sea
Village Festival
Colored Maple Leaves
Winter Scenery
Snowfall

North Church
The steeple of North Church is the city's icon and on August 5, 1905, the church held an International Peace Service in anticipation of the delegates' arrival on August 8th.

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For information about ordering fine art prints of this Treaty Centennial symbol, and other commemorative items, click here.

 

Twitter.com: @PortsmthTreaty
 

To learn more about the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire

Mailing address:
82 Court Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

To join the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire online, click here.

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Concord NH 03302-0177

For a Russian-language description of the Treaty exhibit click here.

For the Russian-language Library of Congress description of the Treaty of Portsmouth, click here.

 

 News and Links

To learn nore, the following books are available, click here to order:

Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

Also available, click here for ordering:

 

An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann

Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD

Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.

The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail

For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.

For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.

For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.

For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.

For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.

The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.

 

 


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