The KPS Japanese Choir receives
an honourable mention
in the “Japan in a Minute Online Video Contest”
organised by the Japan Foundation.
Mr. Sam Bryant, a coordinator of the KPS Japanese Choir, took initiative and produced a music video to enter a contest organised by the Japan Foundation. The theme of the contest was; “I cannot visit Japan now due to Covid. What do I love or miss about the place?”.
Bryant-sensei shot a video of the Choir singing the Olympic support song, “Paprika”, and edited it to meet the requirements of the contest. The Choir wanted to send their love and support to the Games digitally as millions of people missed out watching the fabulous Olympic Games in person due to travel restrictions.
86 videos were submitted to the Online Video Contest from Australia and New Zealand. On November 9 it was announced the KPS Choir was one of three recipients to receive an honourable mention.
Below is a comment by the Japan Foundation;
An adorable acapella rendition of ‘Paprika’, showcasing forms of athletics which are often seen at Japanese sports festivals. A wonderful tie-in with the Tokyo Olympics.
Please check out the Japanese Choir’s performance on the link below as well as other prize-winning videos which superbly capture a variety of experiences of Japan and Japanese Culture.
I would like to thank Bryant-sensei, for his wonderful talent and dedication, as well as the choristers and their families for their support.
Teacher of Japanese