Japanese Choral Society of Washington






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Under the musical directorship of KIMIKO SHIMADA, the Japanese choral Society of Washingtonfs vibrant performances and striking choral arrangements of traditional and contemporary Japanese music have pleased American and Japanese audiences and have assumed an important role in Japanese cultural events in the Nationfs Capital.



 Male and female voices are welcome.  Open to any age and nationality.  An audition is not required.


Two days and locations to choose from;

Saturday: 2-3 time a month

Time: 12:30pm-2:30 p.m.

Location: Rockville, Maryland


Tuesday: Every week

time: 10:30 am–12:30 pm

    Location: Rockville, Maryland



Japanese language proficiency:

Some speaking and reading skills preferable (Rehearsal is conducted in Japanese)



 $15.00 per rehearsal; $11.00 for a family member; no additional fee for concert participation


Music director and conductor:

Kimiko Shimada (soprano soloist, Niki-kai Opera, Tokyo).


Music Arrangement and piano:

Maiko Chiba (composer)






Please visit our web site: http://www.jchoral.org


To join, please e-mail us at: