Front Page News!

by Susan Leonard

Susan Duprey and many of our KCS singers gathered to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held on Sunday January 15th at the Old Airport Pavilion. It was exciting to see KCS pictured in this West Hawaii Today feature about the concert right there on the front page of the paper! (Here’s a link […]

Our Holiday Concert Successes!

by Susan Leonard

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 […]

SPARK! Music Camp

by Susan Leonard

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 […]

Nā Pu‘ukani in Japan

by karyn castro

This summer, KCS joined sister choir, the Windward Choral Society (WCS), under the name Nā Pu‘ukani, on a tour of Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. The name, Nā Pu‘ukani, means, “The sweet voiced singers and merry music makers,” which was gifted to the combined touring choir by Kumu Hula Ka‘anohi Aipa, who sings with WCS. Paul Lam, founder of Perform International, had […]

The Healing Power of Music

by karyn castro

There is no doubt, music can touch the soul. However, there is more and more actual research about the effects of music on ones person these days. Our very own Artistic Director Susan McCreary Duprey is featured in an article in Well-Being Hawai‘i, talking about her personal experiences with the Healing Power of Music. Click […]

It’s a Grand Day for Singing….

by admin

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 […]

March 28th performance by the Stanford Chamber Chorale

by admin

“Wow’d Crowd Cheers Aloud” the headlines might have said after the March 28th performance by the Stanford Chamber Chorale.  The concert, a joint presentation with the Kona Choral Society, brought the world-renown Stanford University’s most select choir of 24 voices to Hale Halawai. The enthusiastic audience heard four types of choral music: the early classical […]