While the time wasn’t quite right yet in 2022 for the Sounds of Aloha Chorus to hold our traditional Christmas show in person again, we were delighted to record another video holiday performance on stage at the Hawaii Theatre. The video of “Songs of the Season” was and is available for viewing on the Hawaii Theatre website, for a contribution to the Theatre, which like all live performance venues has had a rough go of things for the past couple of years.
Like our performance last year, this year’s show featured SOA’s quartets, but this year the whole chorus was able to perform together in person too, on the risers on the Theatre stage. And this year we also were joined by our sisters in song, Na Leo Lani, as well the quintet Mixed Plate, which features two SOA singers and three members of our other barbershop sister group, Honolulu Blend Show Chorus. What a joy to do all this in and for such a special venue, one with which our chorus has strong ties going back to our support of the rehabilitation project in the 1990s. Special thanks to guest emcee Keoki Kerr, to our friends at the Hawaii Theatre Center, and to music lovers who watched the streaming on December 5 or since then. Happy Holidays!