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Tokyo Christian Harmony Singing

Nezu Church, Tokyo, Japan

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The first half-day Tokyo Christian Harmony Singing was called to order by Tim Cook, who began by leading the “Happy Birthday” song in four parts to show newcomers how shape notes work. He then led the Japanese version of “Tallis’ Canon” as a round.

Leaders: Tim Cook 171, 421b; Mako Cook 70b, 67b; Thom Fahrbach 81t; Thomas Smith 91; Lisa Bennett 117.


Leaders: Tim Cook “Umi Wa Hiroi Na”; David Smead 82b; Jan Geerts 179; Phil Hogg “Hard Times Come Again No More”; Geoff Grainger and Tim Cook 109; Tim Cook, Shoya Iitsuka, Tomomi Kanai, and Mao Shirakawa 490; Tim Cook “Gratitude,” “Ryoshuu.” Announcements were made. Tim Cook led 432b as the closing song.

Chairman—Tim Cook; Secretary—Peter Evan