WANTED! Prospective Singers! Yes, even now! - Apr 01, 2021

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Event date: 
Apr 1 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse - 2nd Floor Ballroom
404 Kapahulu Ave.
96815 Honolulu , HI
United States
Hawaii US
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The Sounds of Aloha Chorus (SOA) is still recruiting male singers -- even while our in-person rehearsals are interrupted by the pandemic -- who want to give a cappella harmony a try! We strongly encourage interested singers to contact us now to learn more about the chorus -- and maybe even to start from home! We are starting to have weekly online meetings, and we have terrific user-friendly tools to enable singers to participate remotely and be combined into our virtual chorus. We also ask everyone to monitor our Events page for our latest plans as we look forward to COVID-19 vaccines enabling us to convene in person once more. At this point we are hoping to be able to recommence in-person rehearsals in August or September of 2021!

SOA has been entertaining audiences for over 70 years and is one of Hawaii's best-loved choral groups. We are over 40 voices strong and growing, in both size and musical excellence. Before we were interrupted, we'd gained six new members in the first part of 2020 who responded to invitations like this. We've done some exciting things lately -- including well-received virtual chorus performances this year -- and we hope to have plenty more to come once we can do so safely!

The Sounds of Aloha are proudly a barbershop chorus, but you can leave your straw hats and arm garters at home: although we love the old songs, the contemporary barbershop scene is much more! And don't let the fact that SOA is an auditioned chorus deter you! We are strong music educators. No formal singing experience is needed if you can carry a tune and want to learn. Some of our members have music degrees and extensive singing backgrounds. But others don't read a note of music and had no prior choral experience before joining us; they just had a good ear—and heart!—for singing. The Sounds of Aloha pride ourselves on making ordinary voices produce extraordinary music—and we are out to entertain! We range in age from teenagers to nonagenarians, which is really cool in and of itself. And if you aspire to start your own a cappella group, here's where you can learn how.

We do not exaggerate when we say singing with SOA could be life-changing. Besides making great music, our members enjoy a remarkable camaraderie. We laugh a whole lot and have tons of fun! If you are, or know of, a guy who could use more music and fun in his life, we hope you or he will contact us now. And when we start rehearsing again, we will welcome guests to join us on Thursday nights, 6:45-9:30 p.m. at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 2nd floor ballroom (but -- coronavirus or not -- always confirm the meeting details for a particular week on our Events page just in case). 

We have been creating online performances with lots of musical and technical support and are finding ways to learn, entertain, and socialize virtually and to serve our community at a time of need. Whenever our rehearsals and performances are able to start up again we will be following best practices to ensure the continued good health of our members, guests, and patrons.

Again, for more information, please don't hesitate to contact us!