Randy and Rachel Stenson - St. Mary's International School, Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Randolph and Mrs. Rachel Stenson are the director and accompanist for the acclaimed St. Mary`s International School male Varsity Ensemble of Tokyo, Japan. The Varsity Ensemble is noted for their use of performance movement to enhance tone and expression. The Varsity Ensemble has performed at national and regional American Choral Directors Association Conventions.

The Stensons are graduates of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where they sang under Paul J. Christiansen and Larry L. Fleming. They have taught vocal and instrumental music in both private and public schools in North Dakota and Minnesota prior to joining the music faculty of St. Mary`s International School.

Mrs. Stenson`s current responsibilities include 5th and 6th grade general music, the upper elementary choirs, Sophomore Creative Music, and I B Music, as well as accompanying the choirs.

Mr. Stenson instructs 3rd, and 4th grade general music, lower elementary choir, Freshman Creative Music, Men`s Choir, Senior Handbell Choir, Middle School Choir and Handbells, Show Choir, Junior and Varsity Ensembles.

Their student ensembles have appeared with such diverse performers and musical organizations as Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, John Ken Nuzzo, John Denver, Perry Como, Yuzo Kayama, Alexander Mikhalov, John Rutter, the Covent Garden, and La Scala Opera Companies. The choirs have performed for members of the Japanese Imperial Family, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, former President Ronald Reagan, were guests of the city of Amiens in France, guest artists with the Sydney Children’s Choir, Fukushima International Music Festival, and were the subject of a documentary program for Chinese national television.

32 Octavos from the Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
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A Shepherd’s Carol Traditional, arr. Ken Berg TTBB
Bar’bry Allen arr. Joshua Shank TB
Cindy arr. Alice Parker TTBB
Da Coconut Nut Ryan Cayabyab SATB
Da Coconut Nut arr. Randy Stenson, Ryan Cayabyab TTBB
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit Ken Berg TTB
Exultate Pacifica Randall Johnson TTBB RELEASED: June 2022
Fuyu No Uta arr. Rachel Stenson SA
Kyrie eleison Randall Johnson SATB
Kyrie eleison Randall Johnson TTBB
Kyrie eleison Randall Johnson SSA
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Ken Berg TTBB
Little Lamb Alejandro Consolancion SSA
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi arr. Rachel & Randy Stenson, David N. Childs TTBB
Sanctus Randall Johnson TTBB
Sanctus Randall Johnson SATB
Skip to My Lou arr. Rachel Stenson TTBB
Skip to My Lou arr, Rachel Stenson SATB
Stand Tall, O Man! Ken Berg TTB
Stephen Foster Dreams Peter Frost TB
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Ashley Nelson SSA or TTB
The Bunk-House Orchestra Randall Johnson SATB
The Sailor and the Sinner Man Traditional, arr. Randall Johnson SA
The Unknown Region Randall Johnson TTBB
The Unknown Region Randall Johnson SATB div.
Thunder Randall Johnson SATB
Tunkashila arr. Randall Johnson SATB
Two Sisters, The arr. Joshua Shank TB
Umi Sono AI Kousaku Dan, arr. Rachel Stenson SA descant
Umi Sono Ai Kousaku Dan, arr. Rachel Stenson TTBB
Umi Sono Ai Kousaku Dan, arr. Rachel Stenson SATB
Weep No More David N. Childs SATB