Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
Ten lucky readers of The Japan Times will each win a pair of tickets for "Gospel in Christmas," a concert to be held Dec. 8 in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, with part of the proceeds being used to assist victims of the Niigata quakes through World Vision Japan, a Christian charitable organization.
The concert will feature the Heavenly Choir from Connecticut, which fuses gospel songs with jazz harmony, and Carol Gadsden, a powerful soprano who is lead soloist at three churches in New York. A group of 150 Japanese citizens, mainly from Urayasu, will join the chorus.
"Gospel in Christmas" will start 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Urayasu Shimin Kaikan Dai Hall (1-1-2 Nekosane, Urayasu, Chiba-ken; tel.  353-1121). To apply for the free tickets, send a post office-issued ofukuhagaki (return postcard) to arrive by Nov. 26 to: The Japan Times-kakari, Gospel in Christmas Jikko Iinkai, c/o P&O, Nihonbashi KN Bldg. 6F, 3-2-14 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027. Applicants must write their name, address, telephone number and age on the back of the sending side and their name and address on the front of the return side. Even if you do not win tickets, you may be awarded a discount. The normal ticket price is 5,000 yen. To get to Urayasu Shimin Kaikan, take the Route 7 Tokyo Bay City bus from Shin Urayasu Station on the JR Keio Line, or the Route 4, 6, 7 or 12 Tokyo Bay City bus from Urayasu Station on the Tozai subway line.