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Vocal Ensemble “Hanabi” Tokyo

Presents with

The Green Chorus   London


In Aid of Living Heritage Fund of St Augustine’s Church

Please come and find out more.


Sunday 7th September 2014 at 3.00pm

St Augustine’s Church

One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, London SE23 3LE

Nearest station: Honor Oak Park for National Rail

and London overground


Admission free - Retiring collection

Refreshment available at interval


You are all invited to free neat Japanese plum wine with nibbles. Please stay and join us after the concert chat with singers.

 About Ensemble Hanabi & Concert


A Japanese women’s singing group “Hanabi” is coming from Tokyo once again to St Augustine’s Church to give a concert in aid of Living Heritage Fund of the Church on Sunday, 7th September 2014.  Hanabi, led by Mrs Sadako Oshikiri was formed by seven musically well trained ladies for the concert at St Augustine’s in 2009. Since then they have been rehearsing regularly in between their own musical and not so musical activities in and around Tokyo.   

As their forte is sacred music, Hanabi are bringing church music from Renaissance Europe to modern Japan via

19th century America.  As for Japanese songs, traditional folk songs, children’s songs and those particularly depicting four seasons of their homeland are neatly included.


Ensemble Hanabi will be joined by a London-based female choir, the Green Chorus who started as a small group of Japanese women in Golders Green more than 30 years ago. 

The Green Chorus has become a well established women’s choir thanks to their conductor Mrs Ridd and the pianist Mrs Sekiya,  regularly participating in Japan related events such as Japan festival at Trafalgar Square, various music festivals at Southbank Centre and memorial services and concerts for the Great East Japan Earthquake.  They will be performing intriguing traditional Japanese folk songs and a modern piece by a young Japanese composer.


 Everyone is invited to the after concert chat with the singers over neat Japanese plum wine and nibbles the members of Hanabi are bringing from Japan.  


Look forward to seeing you at the concert “Songs of the East & songs of the West” on Sunday, 7th September 2014.