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04 July 2017

Ensemble Canon 20th August at Burgh House

A special Summer Concert and an opportuunity to hear a Japanese Trio perform both Western and Japanese work.


Ensemble Canon (Canon means “Flower Sound” in Japanese) is a vocal ensemble consisting of 2 singers: Toshiko (Soprano) and Yoko (mezzo-soprano) with Yosinko, their pianist.

The group’s 2001 concert in London, supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation, was well received showcasing the beauty of Japanese song.

2017 sees their 8th visit to London. The recital will also include works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann and Debussy.

Refreshments will be available in the beautiful surrounding of Burgh House


Kindly note that the Ensemble Canon will be performing this evening at Burgh House and starting at 6.30 Pm


Tickets are £8 and can be bought in advance:

  • At Keats Community Library in Keats Grove - daily except Monday
  • By phone - 020 7431 1266 ( Library) leave a message if out of hours
  • On line from  There is a link HERE


Keats Community Library, a charity managing a volunteer-run community library is delighted to be the beneficiary of the proceeds of the recital.

The evening is generously supported by the Tana Trust. 

More details about Ensemble Canon: 

Ensemble Canon (Canon 花音 means Flower Sound in Japanese), was organized in 2000 in Osaka. 
It is a vocal ensemble consisting of three Japanese musicians – Toshiko Matsudaira soprano, Yoko Yokoyama mezzo soprano, and Yoshiko Toyonaga pianist. 
The singers are principals with the Osaka Light Opera Company and Kobe Opera Company. 
Yoshiko Toyonaga, the pianist, served a leading function in performing operas as a repetitris and gets high evaluation from many conductors and performers. 
Ensemble Canon is very popular in Japan because of its extensive repertoire and vividly staged performances. In 2001 Ensemble Canon performed concerts titled “Japanese Songs” at Burgh House in London and at Finchcocks Musical Museum in Kent. It was invited by Tana Trust and supported by a grant from The Japan Foundation, 
The group held seven subsequent concerts at the same venues in London and in Kent since that time, showcasing the beauty of Japanese songs in London and in Kent.

All Things bright and beautiful    J. Rutter

Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein

Gruß F.Medelssohn    Die Schwestern J. Brahms Duetto

Röselein, Röselein!    Widmung R.Schumann Toshiko

From“Cinq Poemes de Baudelaire”   Le Jet d’eau   Le Balcon C. Debussy

From Operetta ”L’amour Masque”   J’ai deux amants A.Messager 

From Operetta ”Wiener Blut” Grüss dich Gott, Du liebes Nesterl!       J.StraussⅡ 


The Prayer D.Foster Duetto
Spring Haze K. Hirai Duetto

From“The Hundred Poems  by One Hundred Poets”  Color of the Flower K. Nobutoki

Between Awaji and the Shore    In the peaceful Light Yoko

Plover R. Hirota
Kaya Tree Mountain K. Yamada
Red Spider Lily K. Yamada Toshiko

Kujukuri-beach K. Hirai Yoko

The Bush Warbler M. Kinoshita
Kompira Fune Fune K. Hirai Duetto


Toshiko Matsudaira 松平季子 (Soprano)  
Graduated from Osaka College of Music and also studied in Munich. Since making her Osaka Light Opera Company debut as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), her roles have included Hanna (Merry Widow), and other main characters, all of which have been highly praised. As a concert singer, she has sung in New York, Paris, etc. 

Yoko Yokoyama 横山陽子 (Mezzo Soprano)>