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The 12th concert at the Ishibashi Memorial Hall, February 18, 2007.

  The 19th concert is starting on Sunday 2:00PM, July 1, 2012. We will wait for coming of everybody.

Ensemble 14 (vierzehn)

Ensemble 14 is an amateur chorus group conducted by Mr. Hideyuki Tsuji. We perform the cantata works of Johann Sebastian Bach in Tokyo area, Japan, with professional orchestra. The solo part are sung by Ensemble 14 members. Ensemble 14 was established in August, 1998. The members of the group are male and female, mainly in their 30s. 44 members participated in the 10th concert, September 2005. The regular practice is held every Saturday, 10AM - 12PM or 1PM - 5PM at Musashi-Kosugi, Ikejiri-Ohashi, Jiyuugaoka and other places around Tokyo and Kanagawa.

Please contact info(at)ensemble14.org, if you have any questions, comments or interest to Ensemble 14. We welcome your visit to our group.

Concert History of Ensemble 14

date place program
St. Matthew Passion Friday, 2 April, 1999 Okusawa Church J.S.Bach / St. Matthew Passion BWV244 (Accompanied by the piano)
The 1st Concert Saturday, 18 September, 1999 Luther Ichigaya Center J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.106, No.150, No.155
St. Matthew Passion Saturday, 1 April, 2000 Den-en Chofu Church J.S.Bach / St. Matthew Passion BWV244
The 2nd Concert Saturday, 9 September, 2000 Kanagawa Kenmin Hall J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.131, No.182, No.196
The 3rd Concert Saturday, 17 March, 2001 Sumida Triphony Hall J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.22, No.23, No.48
The 4th Concert Saturday, 29 September, 2001 Kawaguchi Lilia J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.1, No.27, No.140
The 5th Concert Saturday, 16 March, 2002 Mitaka City Arts Center J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.36, No.61, and Mass in G minor BWV235
The 6th Concert Saturday, 14 September, 2002 Yotsuya Kumin Center J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.5, No.47, No.70
The 7th Concert Saturday, 17 May, 2003 Tsuda Hall J.S.Bach / St. John Passion BWV 245
The 8th Concert Sunday, 14 March, 2004 Mitaka City Arts Center J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.17, No.44, No.139, and Motet BWV227
The 9th Concert Sunday, 19 September, 2004 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.4, No.6, and Mass in G major BWV236
The 10th Concert Sunday, 25 September, 2005 Nihon University, Casals Hall
J.S.Bach / St. Matthew Passion BWV244
The 11th Concert
Sunday, 25 June, 2006
The Ishibashi Memorial Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.8, No.99, No.105, No.187
The 12th Concert Sunday, 18 February, 2007
The Ishibashi Memorial Hall J.S.Bach / Cantata No.10, Sanctus in D major BWV238, and Magnificat in E-flat major BWV243a
The 13th Concert
Sunday, 13 January, 2008 Tsuda Hall J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.72, No.104, No.116, No.144
The 14th Concert Sunday, 16 November, 2008 Kawaguchi Lilia J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.12, No.78, No.147
The 15th Concert Sunday, 28 June, 2009 Toppan Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.46, No.62, and Mass in A major BWV234
The 16th Concert Saturday, 3 July, 2010 Kioi Hall
J.S.Bach / Mass in B minor BWV232
The 17th Concert Saturday, 12 February, 2011 Tsuda Hall J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.37, No.66, No.93, No.179
The 18th Concert Sunday, 30 October, 2011 Dai-ichi Seimei Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.45, No.80, No.103, No.180
The 19th Concert Sunday, 1 July, 2012 Takatsu Civic Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.3, No.96, No.113
The 20th Concert
Saturday, 11 February, 2013
Hamarikyu Asahi Hall
J.S.Bach / Cantatas No.21, No.38, No.137

Why "14"?

Put the alphabets as A=1, B=2, C=3,..., and so on. Then the spell of BACH will become B=2, A=1, C=3, H=8. When you add up each figures, it is "14". Some people say that Bach had used this number in his music to symbolize himself. Vierzehn is the German for 14. We were just too shy to use "Bach" in the name of our group.