WANTED! Prospective Singers! - Aug 13, 2020

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Event date: 
Aug 13 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
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 recruiting male singers -- even now while we are interrupted -- who want to give a cappella harmony a try! Although our rehearsals are suspended in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we still strongly encourage interested singers to contact us now to learn more about the chorus -- and maybe even to start learning some music on your own, with some helpful learning tools we can provide! We also ask everyone to monitor our Events page for our latest plans.

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. So far in 2020 we've gained six new members who responded to invitations like this. We've done a whole lot of exciting things lately, and we hope to have plenty more to come once we can do so safely!

We are proudly a barbershop chorus, but 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. We're also studying carefully the latest research and guidance about safe singing in person, so 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!