You might not have heard of Masafumi Fukuda, but maybe you’ve heard his music, which usually comes in the form of the One Voice Children’s Choir.
The choir is Utah’s paler version of New York’s famed PS22 Chorus, featuring 140 children, ages 4 to 18, and Masa — that’s what everyone calls him — is the choir’s conductor, arranger, producer, composer and founder. Together they popped up on the national radar in a big way last year.
“This is a miracle choir,” says Masa. “I look back at 2014 and think, 'omigosh, this is unbelievable.'” For Masa, a 38-year-old native of Japan, the choir was an accident.