Project.No.9 From on10th. to on13th.in April
Events with Kjell Viig who is a honorary member at The Grieg Society of Japan
The Grieg Society of Japan held four-events with Kjell Viig,who is a Norwegian Bariton and decendant of the E.Grieg’s family.We held Masterclass by Kjell Viig on10th.,workshop with Kjell Viig by under the plan of Mr.Ohtsuka on11th.and a concert of Four Psalm by E.Grieg ~with loving Grieg and thinking forever~on12th.After that, we visited and greeted to Royal Norwegian Embassy on13th.
At first,on10th.in April we made a report of Masterclass by kjell Viig.All students applied Grieg’s songs as text.Ayumi Nishi,Tomoyo Komura,Jun Shiraiwa and Chiaki Doi applied.Kjell Viig was very glad to teach them because their level was high,though under the existing conditions it is few opportunity to study Grieg’s song in Japan.Kjell gave lessons Norwegian pronunciation,interpretation of text and musical directions to students.We are sure it will be of help to students in music after now.
On11th in April,we held a workshop of Faith and Psalm with Kjell Viig by under the plan of president Mr.Ohtsuka at Bach House in Shiinamachi.They addressed about Faith of Grieg,Norwegian history and religion,and Kjell sang some Gregorian songs that is related to his lecture.(A director,Fumie Masaki took of translator and accompanist).After lecture,we took Norwegian pronunciation of Psalm by Kjell Viig, and then rehearsaled for tomorrow.
On12th.in April,we held a heartful concert with Kjell Viig,~loving Grieg and thinking forever~at Doujin Christ Church in Bunkyo-ku.mr.Shozo Ohtsuka,who is a president at The Grieg Society of Japan,produced it with his thought,and also entitled himself.
Mini-talk with Kjell Viig and Yikihiro Nozu who is a conductor.
Sing Psalm in Norwegian and Japanese by translated Shozo Ohtsuka all his courage.
From Holberg Suits~Air by Piano and Chorus
After we practiced for 4monthes,we sang at concert energetically.We felt mr.Kjell’s exciting emotion with using trill,it made us concentration on sing with a trill,too.We,Japanese and Norwegian, felt to be in harmony through music.
We are very grateful for Kjell Viig who sang Psalm in beautiful Norwegian and Japanese pronunciations as baritone,Yukihiro Nozu who instructed us wonderfully,chorus who supported and sang at concert,member at The Grieg Society of Japan ,and professional singers.
The 4th.General Meeting
We held the 4th.General Meeting of The Grieg Society of Japan at Bach House in Shiinamachi on23th.in August.We discussed about a review of the third period and plans of the four period.After general meeting,we enjoyed talking with eating Finland’s cookies and drinking tea.
Project No.10 On5th.in October Jan Bjøranger’s Lecture & Concert
~Norwegian Music Circumstance from view of prof.Jan’s music activity~
Jan Bjøranger,who is a Norwegian Violinist,gave a lecture and concert at Aurora Hall in Royal Norwegian Embassy by under the sponsorship of The Grieg Society of Japan.The meeting was a great success.So many people participated in the lecture.prof.Jan addressed his music experience from his knowledge of Norwegian history and his musical conception as professor etc.Attendance were very interested in his lecture.After his address,he played second movement from Grieg Violin Sonata No.3 and Fumie Masaki,who is a director,accompanied with his Violin.After we were intoxicated with beautiful and lyrical sounds,we held social gathering with eating delicious dinner includes salmon ,and we enjoyed talking each other.