The Stanford Chamber Chorale, directed by Professor of Music Stephen M. Sano, announces its Hawaiʻi concert and study tour to take place 23-31 March 2024. Performances include Kawaiahaʻo Church (957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Oʻahu) at 4 p.m., Sunday, 24 March; Kalilu Theater (67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island) at 7 p.m. Friday, 29 March; and Hale Halawai (75-5760 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi Island) at 4 p.m., Saturday, 30 March, in a collaborative concert with the Kona Choral Society and their director Susan Duprey. The Chorale will present repertoire from a wide range of choral literature including recently-composed works, the music of Queen Liliʻuokalani, and collaborative pieces with pianist Laura Dahl and cellist Christopher Costanza.

The Stanford Chamber Chorale has performed internationally at many of the world’s greatest venues for choral music including the great British cathedrals in Ely, Exeter, Lincoln, Norwich, Salisbury, Wells, and Winchester; the chapels of Trinity College and St John’s College, Cambridge and New College and Magdalen College, Oxford; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; and in concert venues across Germany, Austria, Japan, China, and Thailand. The Chorale has also collaborated with some of the world’s leading choral organizations including the Tallis Scholars; the Choirs of Trinity College, Cambridge, and St John’s College, Cambridge; the Kammerchor der Universität der Künste Berlin; and the Kammerchor der Universität Wien; as well as with the Kronos Quartet, the St Lawrence String Quartet, flamenco guitarist Paco Peña, and “What Makes it Great” creator/commentator Rob Kapilow.

While in Hawaiʻi, the Chorale will also engage with Hawaiian culture through visits to Heʻeia Fishpoind (Oʻahu) to learn about both ancient and modern Hawaiian aquaculture, a visit and informal performance at Bishop Museum (Oʻahu), a visit to ʻIolani Palace including singing the Queen’s music in the Imprisonment Room where it was written, and a visit to Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau (Hawaiʻi Island).

For additional information, contact Steve Sano (, 650-723-1570).