56th Annual Spring Concert “Nana I Ke Kumu” Hawai'i Youth Opera Chorus
Kawaiaha’o Church (957 Punchbowl St.) Sunday May 14, 2016 4:00 PM
Choral Concert: Featuring 120 youth singers grades K – 12. Featuring traditional choral standards, music from around the world, scenes from 8 Hawaiian Youth Opera’s and much more! Help us bid aloha to our class of 2017.
FREE. Free will offering will be taken.
FREE Street & Municipal Parking surrounding the church.
There is NO wheel chair access into the church.
For more information call #521-2982.
Description: Join us for a musical Mother’s Day Concert. The Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus will present its 56th Annual Spring Concert “Nana I Ke Kumu” on Sunday May 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Our theme this year is one looking to our source and foundation in music, culture, values etc. This annual family tradition will feature music from around the world and our core values and music traditions that has contributed to who we are. Featuring traditional choral compositions, scenes from 8 Hawaiian Youth Operas, folks music from around the world and much more. It's 120 members’ ages 5 - 18 will charm you with their sweet voices. Join us for a joyful musical celebration of the season. The concert will be held at Kawaiaha'o Church, 957 Punchbowl St. and admission is FREE. A free will offering will be taken.
More information on HYOC
Hawai’i’s premier youth chorus, the HAWAI’I YOUTH OPERA CHORUS, (formerly the Honolulu Children’s Opera Chorus)
is the longest running and most advanced youth chorus in Hawai’i. Celebrating its 56th season. Since 1961, HYOC has provided singers for all Hawaii Opera Theater productions requiring the participation of children. Their outstanding performances under its current musical director, Nola A. Nahulu, since 1986 have been of such high caliber that HYOC has been invited to perform nationally, internationally and throughout the State of Hawai’i. They have traveled an performed extensively in the State of Hawaii, the US Continent, Europe and Asia.
Originally, HYOC existed to provide children performers for opera roles; but over time, HYOC grew in stature and developed its own repertoire. Today, there are over 120 members ranging in age from 5 - 18. The nine vocal ensembles serve Hawai’i’s children from 45 public schools and 25 private schools. Today our members represent the communities of O’ahu from ‘Ewa to Hawai’i Kai and the Windward side of the island. Its musical repertoire encompasses Traditional Western European, Sacred, Secular, traditional Hawaiian, as well as other ethnic music.
It is the mission of HYOC to nurture, foster and develop the performing arts primarily through the medium of choral music, and to serve as an educational and artistic resource for the State of Hawai’i. The Hawai’i Youth Opera Chorus accepts children with vocal potential and a genuine desire to sing in a choral group. HYOC develops their talents through vocal technique, ear training, sight singing, music theory and history.