CAJ was the first school to arrive. We were directed to Nishimachi's gym.
|There were some schools by this time and others were warming up.|
|One of the directors went through voice exercises to warm up.|
So who participated in the festival, you ask? (Ok I had a feeling you'd ask that question at some point!)
First up was the St. Mary's International School 6th Grade Choir. This was only a portion of the full Middle School choir.
|St Mary's is a boys Catholic School.|
|This is a school with both boys and girls, but the chorus is comprised of only girls.|
Next was the Saint Maur International School Middle School Chorus. They were a small group, but did well.
|They stood in a semi-circle on stage.|
|CAJ Middle School Choir!|
|Seisen is a girls Catholic School.|
|Yokota is located on the Yokota Air Base.|
|Yokosuka Middle School is located on Yokosuka Naval Base.|
|ISSH is an all girls school.|
The last group on stage was the full Middle School Choir from St. Mary's International School. They had a lot of boys on that stage.
The students sang the song Why We Sing. It was quite an experience to sit in the middle of the choir while the students sang.
I really was impressed how well behaved the students were during the whole time. I also was so impressed how well they listened to the other groups sing.
It has been a blessing to experience this festival and how voices are used to praise God!