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06/01/2022
Dr. KAWAMURA Yasuko, a member of the HFJ Executive Committee, presented her research at the Handel International Scholarly Conference on June 1st, 2021.

On June 1st, 2021, Dr. KAWAMURA Yasuko, a member of the HFJ executive committee, presented her research at the Halle Handel International Scholarly Conference 2021 in Germany. Due to the corona disaster, the conference was held via Zoom.
Her presentation was titled “The Acceptance of Messiah in Japan”, and she clarified how Japan has become one of the world's leading lands of Messiah from the perspective of the relationship between the history of Messiah performances and the Japanese acceptance of Christmas culture.
The 25-minute presentation was followed by a Q&A session that lasted almost the same amount of time, with several international Handel scholars asking questions one after another, indicating the high level of international interest in the hitherto unknown history of the reception of Messiah in Japan.
21/12/2020
HFJ offers our warmest season's greetings, and a new project available for all:
Handel's early harpsichord works, played by Tomomi Hirano (harpsichord) Recorded on 13th November 2020, at Studio Piotita, Tokyo You can watch the project or listen to it on the following websites:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBI2vRjYRc&t=675s SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-265824438
05/10/2020
Postponement of the Performance of ‘Semele’
24/08/2020
In Japan, we can’t have a concert because of the coronavirus.
So HFJ edited a remote Hallelujah, performed by HFJ’s choir, Cannons Concert Chamber Choir.
You can watch it on the following site (youtube):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZv4uZVlRbE&t=238s
14/04/2020
The 17th Handel Festival Japan was concluded by the performance of Handel's oratorio, Joshua. For sample music, please click below:

Chorus: “With redoubled rage return” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA

Solo and Chorus: “O thou bright orb, great ruler of the day” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA

Chorus: “Hail, mighty Joshua, hail!” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA


Air and Chorus: “Shall I in Mamre’s fertile plain” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA


Air: “Oh! had I Jubal’s lyre” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA


Chorus: “See, the conqu’ring hero comes!” From Handel’s oratorio, JOSHUA
19/10/2019
The message from Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hirschmann, President of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e. V., Internationale Vereinigung (Sitz Halle)
01/10/2019
Stained glass windows in St. George’s Church, Beckenham, England - ‘Joshua and the Angel’
04/04/2019
The 16th Handel Festival Japan was concluded by the magnificent performance of SOLOMON. For sample music, please click below:

Chorus: “Your harps and cymbals sound” From Handel’s oratorio SOLOMON
Chorus: “May no rash intruder disturb their soft hours” From Handel’s oratorio SOLOMON
Zadok the Priest (Encore) From Handel’s Four CORONATION ANTHEMS

Cannons Concert Chamber Choir & Orchestra
Conductor: Toshiki Misawa
22/02/2019
New CD Released – Messiah the oratorio by Handel, November 2018
07/11/2015
Greetings from Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hirschmann President of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e. V., Internationale Vereinigung (Sitz Halle)
15/09/2015
For the previous performance of ALEXANDER’S FEAST, Handel Festival Japan won the first prize of The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Prize for Musical Art
14/06/2015
Handel Festival Japan vol.13 (HFJ 2015)
19/05/2014
Handel Festival Japan vol.12 (HFJ 2014)
08/01/2014
Death of Winton Dean
24/11/2013
Handel Festival in Halle - 2014
10/11/2013
International Handel Research Prize
02/11/2013
Greetings from Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hirschmann President of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft e. V., Internationale Vereinigung (Sitz Halle)
Now on sale: Live recorded CD ACIS AND GALATEA