March 26, 2019
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir to perform at Waseda University
On April 15th, the Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) at Waseda University will be holding a special concert with visiting “Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir” from Australia.
Founded in 1991, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir has performed both in Australia and abroad for over 25 years and has a varied repertoire which reflects their diversity. With classical, pop and musical numbers, all the way up to modern genre-bending hits, their concerts have become very popular worldwide.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir will be performing 5 songs, including the currently popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" and an opening performance by "High Society Orchestra," Waseda's very own student big band.
We would like to warmly invite all interested journalists and media representatives to attend the event.
Program (subject to change)
Rise Up! - Andra Day
Proud - Heather Small
Marry Me/ Right Now Baby - Lawrence McGuire
Three Australian Bush Songs - Iain Grandage
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
-Date and Time : April 15th, 2019 (Mon) 6:30-8:00pm (Open from 6:15pm)
-Place: Waseda University Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg. 25, Waseda Campus)
-Eligibility: Waseda students, staff & the general public
-Language: MC in English and Japanese and presentation in English
-Registration: Not Required
-Organized by ICC and Gender and Sexuality Center of Waseda University
-Cooperation：KIC Japan Office, I.W.A. TOURS Co., Ltd., NPO: Tokyo Rainbow Pride
-For more information: https://www.waseda.jp/inst/icc/news/2019/02/12/9449/
1. Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Based in Sydney, this is a choir overflowing with diversity. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, anyone can participate without an audition. In addition to community events and ceremonies in various places, they also perform concerts both at home and abroad, collaborate with other artists on music and also produce their own recordings.
YouTube video：Home - arr. by Charles Beale - https://youtu.be/pKLZTOJGLf0
2. Waseda University High Society Orchestra
Founded in 1956, the High Society Orchestra is Waseda's only big band. They have won an uncountable number of prizes in student big band contests and collaborated with professional musicians on songs throughout their history. They have and continue to produce a large number of professional musicians from their members. They have a repertoire of hundreds of songs including those from the likes of Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. They have also made their live recording CD debut and function as a semi-pro band.
Intercultural Communication Center (ICC), Waseda University