Fundraising Concert for Japan Relief Is at Sacramento's Japanese UMC This Saturday

March 22, 2011

Hear world-class Japanese artists perform in a concert for Japan relief, this Saturday (March 26) at 3:30 p.m. at Japanese United Methodist Church in Sacramento.

The artists include internationally known soprano Miwako Isano, performing "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Requiem in memory of the earthquake and tsunami victims, and a selection of Japanese folk songs (including "Akatonbo," "Hamabe No Uta," and "Biide Biide"); soprano Leena Shiokawa Jacobson, performing "May It Be" from The Lord of the Rings; and bassist, the Rev. Nobu Hanaoka (former SJUMC pastor), among others.
 
They will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Mari Shiokawa, who also will perform "Revolution" Etude Op. 10 No. 12, by Frederic Chopin.
 
A donation of $15 is suggested (under 18 years old, $10), with proceeds going to humanitarian needs in Japan and to help fund mission trips to assist in relief and recovery efforts there.
 
Download flyer.
 
Checks to support the humanitarian efforts of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) should be made payable to California-Nevada Annual Conference, with "UMCOR Advance # 3021317" noted on the memo line. Checks to help send members of Sacramento's Japanese UMC to Japan may be written to SJUMC with "mission trips" on the memo line.
 
You also may donate to UMCOR online by typing "umcor.org" in your web browser.
 
If you would like to join a mission team to Japan, send your name, phone number, and email address to JapanRelief@sacjumc.com, or call the church office at 916.421.1017.
 
Japanese UMC is located at 6929 Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95823. Get directions by using the Google Maps feature on the church's webpage.
 
Last week Japanese UMC senior pastor the Rev. Motoe Yamada was interviewed on Fox 40 News in Sacramento. Watch video here (http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/happening-now/index.html#/v/4591195/church-group-to-help-in-japan/?playlist_id=159320).