Fantastic Kinjo Gakuin Ringers Tour USA

Posted By Derek Nance on Feb 29, 2016 | 2 comments


Exciting news! Over the next couple weeks the incredible Kinjo Gakuin University Handbell Choir will be touring the United States. We have shared many of their videos on this blog over the years, so I am super excited to see them  perform. Their tour starts at Distinctly Bronze (DB) West in Oregon, then moves to Washington and Florida. Toshikazu Yoshida, the group’s conductor, is conducting DB West this year. Here is their full concert schedule:

March 5th (Saturday)  DB West, Welches, Oregon

March 8th (Tuesday)  from 7:30PM, $10 for adults, $5 for children

Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines , WA 98198

March 11th (Friday) from 7PM admissions free

Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, Florida 34103.

March 13th (Sunday) from 6:00PM

Disney Springs Marketplace “Waterside Stage”, Walt Disney World, Florida

In case you need any encouragement to attend, which I can’t imagine why you would, here is the first piece of their performance

Spoiler alert, here is their concert program. If you’re someone who likes to be surprised by concerts, you can stop reading this post now and just go to the show!

Disney Fantasy Bells On Parade, arr. Toshikazu Yoshida
He Leadeth Me, by William B. Bradbury, arr. Cynthia Dbrinski
A Song of Gladness, by Cynthia Dobrinski
Beneath the Cross of Jesus, by St. Christopher and Frederic C. Mayer, arr. Barbara B. Kinyon
Joyful Celebration, by Sharon Elliott Cheek
Sakura Melody Fanfare, Old Japanese Song, arr. Katsumi Kodama
Fantasy No.2 in C Minor, by Arnold B. Sherman
Primrose, by Toshikazu Yoshida
Be Exalted, O God, by Brent Chambers, arr. Dan R. Edwards
As the Deer, by Martin Nystrom, arr. Patricia Sanders Cota
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston, arr. Kazuko Okamoto
I See The Light (from “Tangled”), by Alan Menken, arr. Kazuko Okamoto
Let It Go (from “Frozen”), by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, arr. Kazuko Okamoto
Csàrdàs, by Vittorio Monti, arr. Toshikazu Yoshida

Please pass the schedule along to all your friends. Let’s make sure there’s a large and enthusiastic crowd at all their concerts. I certainly can not wait to see them perform at DB West! Let me know in the comments below if you will be attending, or what your favorite piece was during their performance.