The Bath Male Choir is to be the first UK choir to sing at the prestigious Bacchus Festival in Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, the Bath Chronicle reported on 13 September.
The event is organised by the Japan Choral Association Kansai Division, the City of Itami and the Itami Culture Foundation.
Some 42 members of the male-only group will sing at the festival on 3 November, which attracts choirs from across Japan. The event is to be the highlight of the choir’s planned Japan tour that will include shows in Kyoto and Tokyo. A special tour CD features members singing a Japanese folk song.