Monday, February 9, 2015

Chorus to Attend Ho‘okokahi Festival Feb. 13-14

The Music Department is taking  34 members of the Alaka‘i Chorus to O‘ahu on February
Can you spot the Island School students in this photo from a previous Ho‘olokahi Festival?
13-14 to participate in the 2015 Ho’olokahi Festival High School Chorus Festival. This event, produced by the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, was organized to give Hawai‘i high school singers an opportunity to sing challenging music with a top notch choral clinician. Over 250 high school singers from O‘ahu and Kaua‘i will join together to rehearse for two days before presenting a concert at the Central Union Church in Honolulu. The concert will be conducted by internationally known Venezuelan conductor/composer, Dr. Cristian Grases. Dr. Grases is currently a professor of choral music and the conductor of the USC Thornton Concert Choir at USC Thornton.

The Alaka‘i Chorus will join choruses from ‘Iolani School, Punahou School, and eleven other O‘ahu public and private schools to prepare for the culminating concert on February 14. Island School is the only neighbor island school to take advantage of this opportunity, though it is offered to all schools in Hawai'i. 

Mr. Steinbacher has brought his group to this event since its inception in 2011.