Back by popular demand, the Glee Handbell Choir from Meiji Gakuin Hagashimurayama High School in Tokyo, Japan will present tow concerts at Lauritzen Gardens on Monday, July 31. Concerts will be held from 2-3:30pm and 6:30-7:30pm and will include pieces by Bizet, Schönberg, Joplin, and Gershwin, among others. The choir is recognized as a leading handbell choir in Japan and is led by directors Mr. Kazuyoshi Inagaki and Mr. Takanobu Onoda.

The Glee Handbell Choir has been part of Meigi Gakuin since 1981. The ensemble tours the United States biennially and last performed in Omaha in 2015. The choir’s five-week tour takes them to locations throughout the United States. In each city they visit the choir members will present concerts, sight-see, and get acquainted with American culture via host families.

Performances will take place in the great hall. It is included with Garden admission ($10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6). Lauritzen Gardens members enjoy free general admission.

Visit the Lauritzen Gardens website for more info