Jan. 28 concert at Nikkei seniors Health Centre
featuring a solo voice student

Jan. 29 concert at South Granville Park Lodge
featuring a solo voice student

Jan. 30 concert at Music teacher's place
featuring two solo voice students

All three concerts were for two of my students who I was teaching since summer 2008. They had to leave Canada, so we tried to find performing opportunities for them before their deperture.


Feb.22 Yuko's friends' concert at The Lounge, Aquarius III

One of my students and her friends helped to find this venue and more performers. I sung three songs accompanied by cellist Eri Yamagata and pianist Aki Lee.

Franz Shubert:Heidenroslein
Francesco Tosti:Son tutta duolo
Alessandro Scarlatti:Ideale
Henry Purcell:Strike the Viol

Two of my piano students performed and I also played piano to accompany Bariton Singer Ron Hancock and Eri.

Mar.25 Concert at Sounth Granville Park Lodge featuring Ayako and Kat
I had a solo singing concert with pianist Kat Crawford.

Franz Shubert: Ave Maria
Stefano Donaudy: Vaghissima sembianza
Giuseppe Verdi: Stride la vampa from "Il Trovatore"
Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum coros
Francesco Tosti: Ideale
Thomas Arne: Softly flow, Thou silver stream
Kosaku Yamada: Konomichi
Amilcare Ponchielli: Voce di donna o d'angelo from "La Gioconda"
Johannes Brahms: Dein blaues Auge

Jun. 11  Home concert with cellist and harpist at Tidball House
This was Mrs Sakaino's idea and we were hosted by the Tidball family. I accompanied myself on piano. It was a very casual, friendly atmosphere. A boy played piano, another boy played cello and a girl played harp.

May.12 Ayako's solo concert at Chalmers Lodge
May.13 Ayako's solo concert  at South Granville Park Lodge
Jun.10 Ayako's solo concert at Tidball House
Aug.31 Ayako's solo concert at South Granville Park Lodge
Sep.18 Ayako's solo concert at South Granville Park Lodge
Nov.9 Ayako's solo concert at South Granville Park Lodge

I had several solo voice concerts where I accompanied myself by piano. In 2009 I had a one-year contract with South Granville Park Lodge. It was very friendly atomosphere, I appreciate the many solo concert opportunities they gave me.

Song list for voice

Vincenzo Bellini: Ma rendi pur contento
Vincenzo Bellini: Quando verra quel di
Giulio Caccini: Amarilli, mia bella
Giacomo Carissimi: Vittoria, mio core
Giuseppe Giordani: Caro mio ben
Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
Christoph Gluck: Che faro senza Euridice from "Orfeo"
George Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga
George Handel: Ombra mai fu from Serse
Giovanni Paisiello: Nel cor piu non mi sento
Giovanni Pergolesi: Se tu m'ami, se sospiri
Alessandro Scarlatti: Gia il sole dal Gange
Alessandro Scarlatti: Son tutta duolo
Franz Shubert: An die Musik
Franz Shubert: Du bist die Ruh
Franz Shubert: Heidenroslein
Giuseppe Verdi:  Stride la vampa from "Il Trovatore"
Heinrich Werner: Heidenroslein

Toshi Isobe: Harukana Tomoni
Henty Mancini: Moon River
Yoshinao Nakada: Chiisai Aki Mitsuketa
Richard Rodgers: Edelweiss
Andrew Webber: Pie Jesu from "Requiem"
Kosaku Yamada: Nobara
Mushi no Koe
Traditional: All through the night
Traditional: Amazing Grace
Traditional: Danny Boy
Traditional: Scarbotough Fair

Song list for piano
Johann Bach: Allemande from "French Suite"
Johann Bach: Prelude in C Minor for the lute
Louis-Clause Daquin: The Cuckoo
Jules Massenet: Elegie
Felix Mendelssohn: Venetianisches
Amadeus Mozart: Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman
Erik Satie: Gymnopedie no.1
Pyotr Tschaikowsky: Morning Prayer
Pyotr Tschaikowsky: Oktober from "Les Saisons"

Nov.14 Voice Students and Piano Students Concert at Tidball House
We had a winter concert with my piano students and voice students.We had separate concerts for piano and voice, athough I try to organize at least one mixed concert a year.