One of SOA's two sister choruses, Na Leo Lani, helped introduce more women to barbershop harmony in a special Summer Music Program Showcase that culminated in a free concert this past Sunday, July 23, 2017. Guest singers were invited to learn three songs with the chorus over a six-week period and perform together in the concert. Coaching was provided by two international quartet champion singers, Sean Devine of OC Times and Tim Waurick of Vocal Spectrum. Both Sean and Tim are well known in the islands, their quartets having been guest performers on SOA shows and guest clinicians for our A Cappella Academy for young men, and, as we point out every chance we can, Tim also being an SOA member.
The turnout, both by guest singers and audience members, was high, and SOA was honored to help contribute a little to the event's success by performing a few songs. In addition, SOA quartets Resonance, Wong Fu, and Full Measure made apprearances, and the emcee for the evening was our own Tim Hopkins. Congratulations to Na Leo Lani and its director, SOA member Lars Isaacson, on their fun and entertaining educational outreach!