= ABOUT US=  "Machida Philharmonic Chorus" as for the abbreviation is "MPC"

May 28,1995 Machida Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra ( MPSO ) play Mahler's Symphony No.2 "Resurrection" as a special performance of the 20th anniversary of the foundation in Tokyo Metropolitan Theater. Conducted by late (died in 2020) Mr. Shunji ARATANI musical director.

 The Machida Philharmonic Chorus was formed as a collaborative choir for the performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" above.

From 1995 to now, the MPC has performed many masterpieces with orchestras, mainly for the citizens of Machida, Sagamihara and Yokohama cities.  ( Machida: Tokyo, Sagamihara, Yokohama: Kanagawa prefecture )


We receive strict but warm guidance from the late Mr. Aratani, Mr. Tsuji, and Mr. Kohzai at every practice, and we all work to achieve a high standard of performance.


Records of Performance


19th     2021     Saburo TAKATA "Four seasons of Heart"/ Verdi: ” Requiem "  Re-challenge!

19th      2020     Saburo TAKATA "Four seasons of Heart"/ Verdi: ” Requiem "  It was called off for new model coronavirus ”Covid-19” infection spread.

18th      2019     W.A. Mozart "Vesperae " K.339 / Bruckner "Mass in F minor"

17th      2018     J. Brahms "Nanie (Lament)" Brahms "German requiem"

16th       2017     W.A. Mozart “Coronation mass” in C K317 / Opera selection and others

15th       2016     J. Haydn "The seasons"

Special   2015     Shunji ARATANI 85 years old celebration concert: requiem selections, collection of masterpieces

14th       2014     Saburo TAKATA "The Soul of Water"/ Makiko KINOSHITA "Evil faith esoteric melodies"/ Minoru MIKI "Requiem"

13th       2013     F. Mendelssohn "St. Paul"

12th       2012     J. S. Bach "Mass in B minor"

11th       2010     G.F. Handel "Messiah"

10th       2009     J. S. Bach "Matthew Passion "

9th         2007     J. Haydn "Creation"

Special   2007      L.V. Beethoven symphony No.9

8th         2006      A. Dvorak: “Stabat Mater”

7th         2005      Wagner & Verdy opera masterpiece choice

6th         2003      W.A. Mozart: "Requiem"/ Bruckner: “Te Deum”

Special   2002       L.V. Beethoven symphony No.9

5th         2002      G. Verdi: “Requiem”

4th         2001      L.V. Beethoven " Missa solemnis "

Special    2000      G. Bizet: Carmen (concert type in Japanese)

3rd         1999      Carl Orff : "Carmina Burana " / Joseph Haydn " Kleine Orgelmesse "

2nd        1998      J. Brahms: "Germany Requiem"

1st         1996      Collection of G. Faure "Requiem" / Opera chorus masterpieces

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