We deepen our bonds through the pursuit of love and performance in song.
For one night only here at Waseda, we present a special concert from an Australian symbol of diversity and harmony, a group overflowing with vitality, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir!
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir was founded in 1991, they have performed on stage both in Australia and abroad for over 25 years and have a varied repertoire which reflects their diversity.
With classical, pop and musical numbers, all the way up to modern genre-bending hits, their concerts have become very popular.
For this packed concert, there will be 5 songs including the currently popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a collaboration performance with Waseda’s own big band “High Society Orchestra”.
This time it is a special program for Waseda University! So come along!
Program (subject to change)
1．Opening Act from the Waseda University High Society Orchestra
2．Introductory presentation about LGBT in Japan and Australia
3．Performance by the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Date & Time
April 15, 2019 (Mon) 6:30pm – 8:00pm (doors open 6:15pm)
Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg. 25, Waseda Campus)
Waseda Students & Staff, General Public
MC in English and Japanese, Presentation in English
★Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir
Based in Sydney, this is a choir overflowing with diversity.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, anyone can participate without an audition.
In addition to community events and ceremonies in various places they also perform concerts both at home
and abroad, collaborate with other artists on music and also make their own recordings.
YouTube video：Home – arr. by Charles Beale –
Song List (subject to change)：
1. Rise Up! – Andra Day
2. Proud – Heather Small
3. Marry Me/ Right Now Baby- Lawrence McGuire
4. Three Australian Bush Songs- Iain Grandage
5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
★Waseda University High Society Orchestra
Founded in 1956 the High Society Orchestra is Waseda’s only big band.
They have won an uncountable number of prizes in student big band contests and collaborated with professional musicians on songs throughout their history.
They have and continue to produce a large number of professional musicians from their members.
They have a repertoire of hundreds of songs including those from the likes of Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. They have also made their live recording CD debut and function as a semi-pro band.
Waseda University Gender and Sexuality Center
KIC Japan Office
I.W.A. TOURS Co., Ltd.
NPO: Tokyo Rainbow Pride