Japanese Choral Society of Washington
Albums and recordings from Performances from 2008 to 2011


SING OUT FOR JAPAN - A Choral Concert
To Support the Victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

March 23, 2011 Sing Out for Japan Choral Concert at First Baptist Church, Rockville, MD

The Report on the Fundraising at: SING OUT FOR JAPAN CHORAL CONCERT

The total amount of the donation that we received was $15,307.00.

The donation has been delivered to the JCAW Foundation
at the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D. C.
The money will be donated to the Japan Red Cross.

Thank you very much for your support and generosity.


Japanese Choral Society of Washington


Kennedy Center Millennium Stage May 6, 2011

Asian Traditional Instruments Ensemble and Chorus Streaming
at: http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M4642

Under the name of Asian American Music Society

National Cherry Blossom Festival at Sylvan Theater Saturday, March 26, 2011

Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington DC - JCAW: http://www.jcaw.org -
Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Washington Plaza Hotel



Target Performance Stage at Sylvan Theater
Washington Monument Sylvan Theater March 27, 2010


FDA Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
FDA White Oak Campus, Silver Spring, MD
May 13, 2010

Recording (mp3 file)

Sakura sakura-An old Japanese song: arranged by Maiko Chiba
America the Beautiful-Lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates; music by Samuel A. Ward; arranged by Maiko Chiba
Performed by Japanese Choral Society of Washington;
Soprano Solo: Kimiko Shimada; Keyboard: Maiko Chiba




Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington DC - JCAW: http://www.jcaw.org -
Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Washington Plaza Hotel





Photo/Teruko Okuda/copyright

Sakura Sakura
(Cherry Blossoms)

   An old Japanse song, arranged by
Maiko Chiba
Audio tape(MP3)

Premiere performance by Japanese Choral Society of Washington
with Kimiko Shimada, soprano solo, April, 2009

Sakura Sakura, as far as the eye can see,
Though springtime skies may be misty and cloudy, the cherry blossoms are aglow.
Let us go and feast our eyes on them?
(English translation by Reiko and Hugh Young)

In addition to the theme music of "Sakura Sakura", Dr. Chiba's 2008 arrangement,
originally written for the JCSW, consists of four variations.
Her rendition takes you into a fantasy world, looking at cherry blossoms swaying in the breeze,
from which you return to reality. For information on the music, please contact us at: JCSWmail@gmail.com.



Kennedy Center Millennium Stage April 6, 2009
Live Internet Broadcast at the Kennedy Center Official Site:

Flyer(pdf)   Program


Japanese Lantern Lighting Ceremony Mar.29, 2009
Independence Ave & 17th Street

2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival
official Site:
2009 Sakura Matsuri Washington DC 2009 official Site:




National Cherry Blossom Festival
Jefferson Memorial Target Stage 2008

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage April04, 2008

Lantern Lighting Ceremony 2008

Katzen Art Center at American University May18,2008

About Us

The Japanese Choral Society of Washington has been performing in public since 2002 under the musical directorship of Kimiko Shimada. The Choral Society’s vibrant performances and striking choral arrangements of traditional and contemporary Japanese music have pleased American and Japanese audiences and assumed an important role in Japanese cultural events in the Nation’s capital. These include performances at the National Cherry Blossom Festival (2002 - present), the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center (2002, 2007, 2008, 2009), The Monday Night at the National Theatre (2008), and various federal agencies and community outreach programs. Members are residents of the Greater Washington area: translators, students, homemakers, and professionals from local businesses, schools, universities and others.For more information at JCSWmail@gmail.com

Vinson Hall 出演の記(Japanese version)

An evening Event
at the Freer Gallery of Art 2006

Letter from the David Roth Group for an evening Event at the Freer Gallery of Art

"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the choral group for the amazing performance. I am still receiving compliments about your group, and how beautiful the music and performance was that evening. I was also very moved by the beauty and purity of your performance, as well as the enthusiasm that each of your members showed our audience during the show. It is always a delight to work with a group who truly enjoys what they do.



Director Ms.Kimiko Shimada sings National Anthems at the Lantern Ceremony 2005

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony 2006
National Building Museum

Video in mp4
Video in mov
Video in wma

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