West Hawaii Today Article: “KCS brings Mozart’s Requiem to the stage”

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The community certainly is feeling the hype about our upcoming concert on May 19th! Grateful for this article published in West Hawaii Today’s Big Island Entertainment Scene, KCS brings Mozart’s Requiem to the stage (published May 10, 2018). Tickets are selling fast, you won’t want to miss it! KCS brings Mozart’s Requiem to the stage By […]

Exploring new sounds: Kona Choral Society’s Youth Chorus presents ‘Awakening Spring’

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Our Youth Chorus has a concert coming up on Friday, May 11th at 5:30pm! Check out this great article published in West Hawaii Today, Exploring new sounds: Kona Choral Society’s Youth Chorus presents ‘Awakening Spring’ (published May 3rd, 2018). Exploring new sounds: Kona Choral Society’s Youth Chorus presents ‘Awakening Spring’ By Hadley Catalano SPECIAL TO […]

A Message from the Artistic Director

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Aloha from Susan and the Kona Choral Society! Mahalo for your support! We hope you attend our upcoming concert as your presence sends a powerful message of aloha that reminds us that music matters. We thank you. We are in for a very special performance of Mozart’s Requiem. It is an honor and pleasure to […]

In the News! “Kona Choral Society Presents: Joy to the World”

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Check out this awesome article in West Hawaii Today’s Newspaper (12/14/2017) highlighting our upcoming Joy to the World Concert. We are grateful for West Hawaii Today and Karen Rose for the write-up. This upcoming concert is truly a delight for our community every year. “We need performing arts to unify us, to bring joy,” said […]

A Message from the Artistic Director

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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 […]

In the News: SPARK!

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The Kona Choral Society is in the news with a nice write-up about our SPARK! Music Camp! You’ll find the article printed in the Big Island Entertainment Scene supplement of today’s (April 28th 2017th) West Hawaii Today newspaper. You can also read the article here or in the e-edition of the publication here on page 10.  Mahalo […]

Spring Break SPARK! Music Camp 2017

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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, […]

Dan Forrest and the Requiem of the Living

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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 […]

Chorus America Impact Study

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Have you heard the latest? Chorus America, “the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers,” has come out with a study recently on How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Choral singing continues to be the most popular form of participation in […]