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Xmas music for good causes

Dec 12, 2013

Xmas music for good causes

by Jun Hongo

Tohoku is still in dire need of support to help its recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011. But it must be remembered that recovery is a slow process, and there are many who are also still struggling after the ...

Act on Handel's message of good will to all

Dec 5, 2013

Act on Handel's message of good will to all

by Magdalena Osumi

George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” premiered in Dublin in April 1742 and has since been performed in churches and concert halls worldwide, eventually becoming a popular Christmas tradition. A timeless Baroque oratorio, the work has become synonymous with the festive spirit of peace and love, ...

An early Christmas in Osaka

Nov 14, 2013

An early Christmas in Osaka

by Magdalena Osumi

The first record of a decorated Christmas tree came from 16th-century Germany, though some say the custom dates back to the eighth century, when an English monk, St. Boniface, traveled to Germany to help convert people there to Christianity. Now more of a secular ...