Greetings from the Kona Choral Society Artistic Director! I’m listening to a recording of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living as I ponder what I’d like to share with all of you, our Kona Choral Society audience. Why this work? Why did I choose this work for KCS? Last summer, as I have done for the last 30 […]
This past spring break the Kona Choral Society’s youth and children’s chorus program held their 2nd ever SPARK! Music Camp for children grades K-8. The free three-day camp was held from 8am to 12 pm each day at Kealakehe Intermediate School. The 64 child participants represented twelve different local schools: Kealakehe, Konawaena, KPPCS, Innovations, Holualoa, […]
Since it’s composition in 2014, up-and-coming composer Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living has been performed all over the world. In preparation for our May 13th concert, here are the program notes for the mostly-traditional work. Overall, the work is a prayer for rest (“Requiem”) for the living, as much as for the deceased. It’s […]
Our fall season was a huge success! The Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah concert on December 4th ended-up with a full-house audience. Katherine Crosier, who played the organ for the concert, and who is not only an amazing musician but a skilled writer of the well-known blog “Another Year of Insanity: Musings From Behind the […]
This article was first published by Katherine Crosier on her blog “Another Year of Insanity: Musings From the Organ Bench” on December 5th, 2016. To read the original post on her blog click here. It’s a musician’s worst nightmare… being in the middle of a concert and the lights go completely black! Yes, it happened […]
Wonderful write-up in the Big Island Entertainment Scene section of the West Hawaii Today paper. The article discusses our upcoming concerts. Enjoy!
On October 13th and 14th the Kona Choral Society held their first ever music camp for children ages 4-14. SPARK! Music Camp was so named because the goal was to spark an interest in music within the children of Kona. The two-day camp featured a variety of musical experiences, including ukulele, keyboard, band, percussion, dance, a performance by […]
It was, it was, it was on May 17th as the Kona Choral Society, under the inspired baton of Maestra Susan McCreary Duprey burst forth in “Riversong.” “Sing and dance,” urged the chorus, “let your hearts be gay, let the sound of the river take you away.” The 25th Anniversary Concert was a celebration, of […]
The granddaughter of Kona Music Society’s Tenor, Stephen Cline, practicing the Gloria from the MISA CRIOLLA. She’s four and can read neither the words nor music, but as you can tell, she loves to sing! We look forward to having you sing in the adult chorus one day in the future, Charlotte!