Waseda University Glee Club x Kanno

UPDATE (November 15, 2012): Song title added.
UPDATE (October 15, 2012): Kanno will be conducting her piece. Date of performance also added.

As many might remember, Yoko Kanno studied college in Waseda University, and would remember best the trivia that she did not go to study music, but rather, literature. Now it seems that she has written a song to be performed by the school’s glee club. The news was announced through their twitter feed, and here are the relevant posts:

https://twitter.com/waseda_glee/status/239719539238117376

【定期演奏会情報006】委嘱初演その2は、CMやアニメ、ドラマ、映画の楽曲を数多く作曲なさっている菅野よう子さんによる新曲です。

(translation) Regular Concert Information 6: The second part of our first performance is a new song by Yoko Kanno. She is composer who has done a lot of CM, anime, drama, movie compositions.

https://twitter.com/waseda_glee/status/240020073371299840

【定期演奏会情報007】委嘱初演その2は作曲者である菅野よう子さんの初の合唱曲です!!

(translation) Regular Concert Information 7: The second part of our first performance is a chorus by composer Yoko Kanno!!

https://twitter.com/waseda_glee/status/240370836811427840

ちなみに昨日は菅野よう子さんが合宿先にいらっしゃいました。直接ご指導いただき、団員のモチベーションもアップ!!

(translation) By the way, Kanno came before the training camp yesterday. We received direct instructions from her, and our members’ spirits soared!!

https://twitter.com/waseda_glee/status/240455946357325824

ワセグリ×菅野よう子さんの情報は、今後随時公開予定ですのでご期待ください!

(translation) News about the Waseda Glee Club and Kanno collaboration will soon be released, please look forward to it!

The concert will be held on December 1, 2012. The song is called “Song of Departure“, composition and lyrics by Kanno.

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