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Misaki Morino, soprano


Satoko Kawagoe, pipe organist


Johann Axel Schram-Reed, bass baritone


Robert Rÿker, maestro


Tokyo College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

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  • 4th September 2017






  • 28th August 2017

    Reformation celebrations continue

    People around the world are continuing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a variety of interesting ways.

    Check out this fantastic cute Lego figure in the form of Martin Luther!

  • 22nd August 2017

    Rehearsals underway

    What a great rehearsal with our Tokyo College of Music chorus. Thanks to everyone for their hard work! We look forward to welcoming our audience on October 31st. 


  • 21st August 2017

    Get your tickets!


    Our colorful tickets for our October 31st event have arrived! To get yours, visit our event page

  • 16th August 2017

    Reformation: key theme for UK's Proms

    Our performance of Brahms' German Requiem, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is but one of hundreds of related events happening worldwide.

    The anniversary is a main theme of this year's BBC Proms, the summer programme of orchestral music concerts held annually in the UK since 1895.

    On 20th August, the Proms will begin the celebration with a programme of organ music built around JS Bach’s Lutheran chorale preludes at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Find out more

  • 9th August 2017

    The BBC on Brahms' German Requiem

    Brahms' German Requiem is a rarely performed masterpiece of music, lauded by music lovers the world over. We checked out what respected BBC music critic Charlotte Gardner thinks about this special work.

    "Brahms was in his forties before he completed his first symphony, and goodness knows what other symphonic achievements he might have had, had he not been cowered into silence by the ghost of Beethoven for so many years. Lucky for us, though, that he wasn't similarly scared off writing large choral works.

    "It is extraordinary to think that this Requiem was his first major composition, written when he was only in his thirties, such is its physical and emotional magnitude. 

    "Brahms claimed he could have named this his Human Requiem, with its focus on comforting the living, and this is particularly apt for the first movement. The music comforts, calms, suggests hope, whilst still acknowledging the tragedy of death ... the fact that Brahms was prompted to write the Requiem upon the death of his mother adds especial importance to this fifth movement, as it is only here that a mother's comfort is explicitly referred to ... The sense of connection between musicians and music continues for the remainder of the Requiem."

    Full review of the Requiem performed by the Berlin Philharmoniker

  • May 11th, 2017

    International soloists announced

    In recognition of the cultural significance of Brahms’ German Requiem and the harmony achieved through music, we are delighted to welcome three international soloists to perform at our upcoming concert. Find out more about Austria-based soprano Misaki Morino, Icelandic/American bass baritone Johann Axel Schram-Reed, and Japanese pipe organist Satoko Kawagoe.


    ブラームスのドイツレクイエムは文化的に重要な楽曲。音楽を通じてハーモニーを育むために、3人の国際的なソリストを迎えます。ソプラノ、オーストリア在住 森野美咲。バス・バリトン、アイスランド生れアメリカ在住 ヨハン・アクセル・シュラム=リード。パイプオルガニスト、日本から川越聡子。各ソリストのプロフィールをご覧ください

  • May 1st, 2017

    Brahms performance coming soon!

    Our new website to showcase our upcoming performance of the emotional and rarely performed work A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms is now live. Please explore our pages, which detail this exciting event and accompanying cultural reception—to be held in Tokyo on October 31, 2017—and how you can get involved.
    もうすぐブラームスのコンサート! このウェブサイトでは、ブラームスの「ドイツ・レクイエム」演奏会についてご紹介していきます。感動的、でも、あまり演奏されることのないレクイエム。コンサートは2017年10月31日に東京で開催され、終演後には、国際文化交流レセプションも行われます。詳細をぜひご覧ください。エキサイティングなイベントへのご支援についてのご案内もあります。