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The Sounds of Aloha Chorus held its first ever Virtual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 13, 2020, a benefit performance to support the historic Hawai'i Theatre consisting of fun highlights of past SOA performances there, new performances by local quartets, and some very special guest appearances. It's still available for online viewing!
The effect of Covid-19 on our economy is well known, and it has hit the business of the arts especially hard. The Hawai'i Theatre has been an incredible resource to our local community and a supportive arts partner to the Sounds of Aloha. In the spirit of giving, all proceeds from our Christmas concert are going directly to the Hawai'i Theatre Center, to help keep this amazing venue available for future generations. You can still view the performance on YouTube below – and of course it’s not too late to make a contribution!
You’ll see clips from past SOA shows; performances by SOA quartets Full Measure, Funny Bones, Park Bench, 21 North, and 19th Avenue; video greetings and performances by international quartet champions and past guest SOA show performers Vocal Spectrum and OC Times; an interview with local organist Don Conover about the Hawai’i Theatre’s original theatre organ; a joint performance by 19th Avenue and local women’s quartet Aloha Spirit at the “Christmas Glee” in Robert Cazimero’s 2014 show “Hawai’I Kalikimaka” at the Hawai’i Theatre; and virtual choral performances compiled of individual recordings by students from the 2020 A Cappella Academy and by the Sounds of Aloha themselves -- all hosted by emcee Keoki Kerr.
If there was ever a time our community needed music, it's during a holiday season when we are separated from loved ones and friends. We hope you'll join us for some laughter and song as we give something back to a theatre that has given our community so much over the years.