Ensemble Canon’s 9th concert at Burgh House will be performed on the theme of ‘Love’.
Part One: Mainly Japanese songs loved by the Japanese were chosen.
Many of the Japanese poets have employed ‘Nature’ as their poems’ theme. They have sung about changes of Nature, comparing man’s life with transforming Nature. Their poems depicting the pictures in their mind have strongly attracted the Japanese.
In the first half, we will sing Japanese songs about ‘Nature and Love’, and in the second half, trios from the enjoyable opera ‘Mikado’.
Part Two: We chose famous European songs whose theme is ‘Love’ and which the Japanese have loved and sung for a long time.
When Japan opened its doors to the world in the middle of the 19th century after 300 years of national isolation, the Japanese met European culture. With regard to music, they came into contact with Western music and it greatly appealed to them. Now, 150 years have passed since the opening of Japan. These songs written in Germany, France or Austria have fascinated the Japanese people ever since and they love singing them.