The choristers have officially arrived in Japan! Stay tuned for updates directly from the chorus starting tomorrow!
YPC had a busy week last week making final preparations for the trip. It was filled with rehearsals, Japanese lessons, more rehearsals, a meeting at the Japanese Consulate General’s residence in NY, and even a day-long filming on Thursday for Good Morning Japan!
Below is a group picture at the Japanese Consulate General’s residence. YPC spent Thursday morning there learning about Japanese culture, performing and finishing off with a delicious Japanese lunch. It was a wonderful kick-off event for the tour!
Next stop after the meeting at the Consulate General’s was the filming for Good Morning Japan (Ohayoo Nippon) with NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation. It was a long shoot but was worth all the hard work. The director and crew were so nice and took really good care of the YPC. The two live segments that aired were amazing. Look out for them to be posted on the blog in the next couple of days!
The picture below is Ms. Udou, the host of the NY Style segment of Good Morning Japan:
Here’s a shot of the film crew in action: