Thursday, July 25
Performances from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Glee Handbell
Choir from Meiji Gakuin Higashimurayama
High School in Tokyo, Japan will present two concerts at Lauritzen Gardens on
Thursday, July 25. Concerts will be held indoors from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. and
3:30 to 4:45 p.m. and will include selections by Glenn Miller and Edward Elgar
as well as other classical and modern pieces. The 13 member choir is recognized
as a leading handbell choir in Japan and is led by
directors Mr. Kazuyoshi Inagaki and Mr. Takanobu Onoda.
The Glee Handbell Choir has been part
of Meiji Gakuin since 1978.
The ensemble tours the United States biennially and last
performed in Omaha in 2017. The choir's five-week tour takes them to locations
throughout the United States. In each city they visit, the choir members will
present concerts, sight-see, and get acquainted with American culture via host
Performances will take place in the great hall. It is included
with garden admission ($10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under
6). Lauritzen Gardens members enjoy free general admission.