NHK Tokyo Children’s Chorus
Japan Broadcasting Corporation（NHK）
The NHK Tokyo Children’s Chorus (NTCC) was established in March 1952 under the purpose of substantiality for NHK’s educational programs and the programs for the children with a wish of ‘Abundant mind for boys and girls’. The Chorus group has accumulated the experiences of performing in NHK’s broadcasting programs including radio in the beginning as well as interactions with overseas chorus groups and domestic major orchestras. Since its memorial performance of 20th anniversary, a regular concert has been held annually and many pieces of musical work including entrusting domestic music composers for the chorus music have been introduced to inside and outside of Japan.
In addition, the NTCC won the first prize for the Youth Section and a Grand Prix of 100 Anniversary of Kodály Zoltán’s Birth International Chorus Contest including many winning prizes (placings) of the contests inside and outside of Japan.
The NTCC has also carried out many concert tours inside and outside of Japan. On the Europe concert tour in 2008, chorus member of the elementary and junior high school children have visited 5 different countries in Europe and ended up successful results in concerts in each region and networking meetings. In addition, on the Italia Concert Tour of our Youth singers (Junior high and high school students) in 2009, the group was received in audience by the Pope and dedicated songs and the performance was broadcasted to the whole world by the Vatican Radio.
In 2012, the NTCC celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation and the NTCC showed its high quality of chorus to the many music parties by performing the anniversary concerts twice a year.
In 2016, the NTCC played (performed) in the 90th Anniversary of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Special Concert and played symphony No. 3 and 8 by Gustav Mahler conducted by the principal conductor, Paavo Jarvi for deepening mutual performances with domestic orchestras.