Eventbrite - Mozart Requiem

Handel’s Messiah plus For A Breath of Ecstasy by Michael John Trotta

What is Christmas without the singing of Handel’s Messiah? Kona Choral Society & Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Susan McCreary Duprey, presents its annual performance of Part I of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 PM, at the ‘Ohana Court at the University of the Nations (please note that this is a new venue for this concert). We welcome a 100-voice chorus, four talented local soloists, and a 21-person orchestra and organ. The first part of the program includes For a Breath of Ecstasy, a work by up-and-coming composer Michael John Trotta. This will be the Hawaiʻi premier of this work and includes chorus, string quartet, and oboe.



  • 100-voice Kona Choral Society
  • 21-person orchestra and organ
  • Susan McCreary Duprey, Artistic Director & Conductor


  • Michael John Trotta’s For a Breath of Ecstasy
  • Annual performance of Part I of G.F. Handel’s Messiah


  • Sunday, December 8, 2019, 4:00 pm


  • ‘Ohana Court at the University of the Nations
    75-5851 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona (behind Coconut Grove Marketplace)
    Please note that this is a new venue for this concert


  • $25 general, $10 students, $50 reserved seating

Eventbrite - Mozart Requiem

Tickets are available online by clicking the button above or Kona Stories Book Store

For more information, contact us at KonaChoralSociety@gmail.com.

WHO WE ARE – The Kona Choral Society is that rare blend of accomplished musicians and enthusiastic novices who make choral treasures come to life! Led by our accomplished and inspirational director, Susan McCreary Duprey, we produce memorable performances of such masterworks as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his 9th Symphony, Ramírez’s Misa Criolla, Brahms’ Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem. We also perform music from different genres; including African, Asian, Latin American, Polynesian, American Folk, Black Gospel, Spirituals, as well as traditional Hawaiian choral music. Started in 1990, we are now over 100 singers strong.