Performance History

Prior to 2007, the Chorus was a part of a choral union with the University of Hawaii at Hilo Chorus. When Ken Staton returned to UH-Hilo in the early part of the century, the community folk began rehearsing separately from the students, and we performed as a joint chorus until Ken’s retirement. Most of our few individual performances were a part of their programs. The first separate “concert” on record is a pre-concert performance in December of 2007. We were still singing with the University combined group as of December of 2008, although we had our first HCC-only concert in October of that year. The weaning process had begun. -Tom McAlexander

Performance History, Most Recent First

APRIL 26, 2015, OLD CHESTNUTS, FIVE CENTURIES OF CHORAL FAVORITES

If Ye Love Me- Thomas Tallis
Gloria – from Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi
Thine Be the Glory – from Judas Maccabeus by G. F. Handel
Ch’io mai vi possa – from Siroe by G. F. Handel
Hallelujah, Amen – from Judas Maccabeus by G. F. Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – from Herz und Tat und Leben by J. S. Bach
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded – by J. S. Bach
The Heavens Are Telling – from The Creation by F. J. Haydn
Ave Verum Corpus – by W. A. Mozart
Laudate Dominum – from Vesperae solenne de confessore by W. A. Mozart
Hallelujah – from Mount of Olives by L. Von Beethoven
He, Watching Over Israel – from Elijah by Mendelssohn
How Lovely Are the Messengers – from St. Paul by Mendelssohn
O Divine Redeemer – by Charles Gounod
Panis Angelicus – from Messe à trois voix by Cesar Franck
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place – from A German Requiem by J. Brahms
God So Loved the World – from The Crucifixion by J. Stainer
Chi bel sogno de Doretta – from La Rondine by G. Puccini
Easter – from Five Mystical Songs by R. Vaughan Williams
The Last Words of David – by Randall Thompson
Ave Verum – from Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins
The Lord Is My Shepherd – from Requiem by John Rutter
At Dawning – Charles Wakefield Cadman (for Mena Wang)

DECEMBER 21, 2014 8TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”
Part III “Worthy Is the Lamb/Amen”

DECEMBER 7, 2014 TAPESTRY OF LIGHT, AND OTHER FAVORITES OF THE SEASON

Christmas…In About Three Minutes – Mark Weston
Light the Lights – Andy Beck and Brian Fisher
“Wassail” to You – arr. Earlene Rentz
Jonathan’s Bell Carol – Andy Beck and Brian Fisher
Christmas Wish – arr. Audrey Snyder
A Joyful Night – Ruth Morris Gray
Suo-Gân – arr. Jack Noble White
I Saw Three Ships – arr. Brian Lewis Under
Winter Moon – Andy Beck
Swing into Christmas – arr. Mac Huff

Tapestry of Light – Joseph M. Martin
Carols of Hope and Light
Longing for the Light
An Advent Garden
The Holy Child of Mary
O Wondrous Night
A Celtic Noel
Carols of the Quest
A Celtic Gloria
Bethlehem Light
Carols of Celebration

MAY 10, 2014 ETERNAL MUSIC, ETERNAL LIGHT

Lord Nelson Mass – Franz Joseph Haydn

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus VI. Agnus Dei

Lux Aeterna – Morten Lauridsen
1.Introitus
2.In Te, Domine, Speravi
3.O Nata Lux
4.Veni, Sancte Spiritus
5.Agnus Dei; Lux Aeterna

DECEMBER 15, 2013 7TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”
Part III “Worthy Is the Lamb/Amen”

DECEMBER 8, 2013 APPALACHIAN WINTER, AND OTHER SONGS OF THE SEASON

Everywhere Christmas Tonight – Joseph M. Martin
The Boar’s Head Carol – Stephen Hatfield
Nutcracker Jingle – Chuck Bridwell
Here We Come A-Caroling – Douglas E. Wagner
Carol, Singers, Carol! – Linda Spevacek
All on a Cold Winter’s Night – Douglas E. Wagner
And All the Town Be Merry! – Linda Spevacek
Holy Carol – Jan Reese
Irish Carol – Linda Spevacek
Throw Open Your Shutters! – Amy Feldman Bernon
My Wish for You this Christmas – Douglas E. Wagner

Appalachian Winter – Joseph M. Martin
Prelude
‘Tis the Season for Singing
Long Time Ago
Hope and Expectation
Carol of the Winter Wind
Mountain Carol
Gentle Carols of Bethlehem
While Shepherds Watched
A Rustic Star Carol
Children, Go Tell It on the Mountain

MAY 12, 2013 THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

The Testament of Freedom – Randall Thompson

1.The God who gave us life
2.We have counted the cost
3. We fight not for glory
4. I shall not die without a hope

Old American Songs – Aaron Copland
At the River
I Bought Me a Cat Long Time Ago Simple Gifts
The Little Horses
The Boatman’s Dance

Freedom: a Medley of Spirituals – Mark Hayes
Fix Me, Jesus – Robert Benson
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Mark Hayes
Wade in the Water – Zeke Israel
My Lord, What a Morning – Russell Robinson
Spiritual Jubilee – Linda Spevacek
Great Day – Ron Kauffmann
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Moses Hogan
Here’s One – Tom Fettke
Listen to the Lambs – Howard Helvey
Little Innocent Lamb – Mark Hayes

DECEMBER 17, 2012 6TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”
Part III “Worthy Is the Lamb/Amen”

DECEMBER 2, 2012 LET CAROLS RING

Rejoice and Be Merry – John Rutter
Sweeter Still: a Holiday Carol – Eric William Barnum
Old Brenton Carol – W. Michael Bultman
Two December Carols – Carl Schroeder
Sing of Christmas Cheer – Brian Lewis
Christmas Wish – Audrey Snyder
Let Carols Ring – Linda Spevacek
Christmas Is – Robert T. Townsend
A Family Christmas Spectacular – Douglas E. Wagner
Goin’ to Bethlehem – Jay Althouse
Christmas Madrigal Roundezvous – Linda Spevacek
Carol of the Star – Donald Moore
Make We Joy Now in this Fest – Malcolm Archer
The Snow Carol (Still, Still, Still) – Audrey Snyder
Christmas Bell Roundelay – Linda Spevacek
Were You There on That Christmas Night? – Natalie Sleeth
A Festive Fa La La – Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Three Carols from France – Vicki Tucker Courtney
All on a Starry Night – Joseph Graham
A Sussex Christmas Carol – Penny Rodriguez
Wassail Song – Earlene Rentz

MAY 6, 2012 MESSIAH – GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Part II
Part III

DECEMBER 18, 2011 5TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”

DECEMBER 3-4, 2011 THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS (WITH VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS)

Suite One (sung by Volcano Festival Chorus)
Good Christians Men, Rejoice
Silent Night
Patapan
O Come, All Ye Faithful
We Need a Little Christmas (with audience)
Jingle Bell Rock (with audience)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (with audience)
Christmas Song (with audience)
White Christmas (with audience)
Suite Four (sung by HCC)
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light The First Noel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
I Saw Three Ships
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
Suite Two (sung by combined choruses)
O Sanctissima
Joy to the World
Away in a Manger
Fum Fum Fum
March of the King
Frosty the Snowman (with audience)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (with audience)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (with audience)
Christmas Island (with audience)
Mele Kalikimaka (with audience)
Suite Three (sung by combined choruses)
What Child Is This
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Angels We Have Heard on High

SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 IN REMEMBRANCE

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep – Robert Prizeman

Requiem – John Rutter
1.Requiem aeternam
2.Out of the Deep
3.Pie Jesu
4.Sanctus
5.Agnus Dei
6.The Lord Is My Shepherd
7.Lux aeterna
Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
A Mass for Peace – Lani Smith
1.Lord, Have Mercy
2.Glory to God
3.Holy, Holy, Holy
4.Lamb of God
Sheep May Safely Graze – J. S. Bach
Adagio from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 – Edward Elgar
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Karl Jenkins
3. Kyrie
10. Agnus Dei
12. Benedictus

FEBRUARY 26, 2011 CONCERT FOR UNITY; EAST MEETS WEST

(First half of program by UH-Hilo Kapili Choir)

Gloria by Karl Jenkins (conducted by Jonathan Griffith)
I. The Proclamation: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
II. The Prayer: Laudamus Te
III. The Psalm: Tehellim – Psalm 150 (Hebrew)
IV. The Song: “I’ll Make Music”
V. The Exaltation: Domine Deus

DECEMBER 20, 2010 4TH ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”

DECEMBER 4-5, 2010 EVENING IN DECEMBER (WITH VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS)

Season of Wonder – Joseph M. Martin (sung by VFC)
Sing, Wassail – Douglas E. Wagner
Ding, Dong! Merrily on High – Paul Carey
On Christmas Night – Mark Burrows
Evening in December – Victor C. Johnson
Lullay Alleluia – Ruth Elaine Schram
audience sing-along: Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, The Christmas Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Snowscapes – Douglas E. Wagner
Rejoice! (A Festive Carol Celebration) – Douglas E. Wagner

MAY 15, 2010 A COLLABORATION OF TWO CHOIRS (WITH KANILEHUA CHORALE)

Requiem – Gabriel Faurè (conducted by Mark Sheffield)
Stabat Mater – Karl Jenkins (conducted by Melanie Oldfather)

DECEMBER 14, 2009 3RD ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”

DECEMBER 5, 2009 CHRISTMAS JOY (JOINT CONCERT WITH VOLCANO FESTIVAL CHORUS)

(Volcano Festival Chorus sang first part of program.)

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi Gloria
Et in terra pax hominibus
Cum Sancto Spiritu (with Volcano Festival Chorus)
Thirty Second Fa La La – Donald Moore Goin’ to Bethlehem – Jay Althouse
Merry Christmas Mozart – Arthur Frackenpohl A Bach Merry Christmas – Mark Weston Christmas Goes Baroque – Greg Gilpin
Winter Frolic – Mario Lombardo
Listen as the Snowflakes Fall – David Lantz III
Wishes and Candles – Stephen Paulus
My Wish for You This Christmas – Douglas E. Wagner

SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 VIVA VIVALDI

Sonata in G minor for alto recorder and continuo, Opus 13a No. 6 Trascrizione da Concerto per Grande Organo

Credo in E minor (RV 591)
Credo (quartet)
Et incarnatus est (chorus) Crucifixus (quartet)
Et resurrexit (quartet; chorus)
Motet in D major (RV 642)
Gloria in D (RV 589) (conducted by Barry Hemphill)
Gloria (chorus)
Et in terra pax hominibus (chorus) Laudamus te (soprano; mezzo)
Gratias agimus tibi (chorus)
Propter magnam gloriam (chorus)
Domine Deus (soprano)
Domine Fili Unigenite (chorus)
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (mezzo; chorus) Qui tollis peccata mundi (chorus)
Qui sedes ad dexteram (mezzo)
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (chorus)
Cum Sancto Spiritu (chorus)

DECEMBER 15, 2008 2ND ANNUAL MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”

OCTOBER 11, 2008 WHEN THE SPIRIT SAYS SING!

Ain’-a That Good News – William L. Dawson
My Lord, What a Morning – Ruth Elaine Schram
Hold On! – Eugene Thamon Simpson
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me – Lloyd Larson
I’m Goin’ to Sing – Robert Shaw & Alice Parker Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen – Howard Helvey Ride On, King Jesus – Bruce Trinkley
Down to the River to Pray, arr. Sheldon Curry
The Unclouded Day/Will the Circle Be Unbroken
O Come, Angel Band (My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast) We Shall Rise
Precious Memories
Down to the River to Pray
Deep River -John Leavitt
Ain’t Got Time to Die – Hall Johnson
Wade In the Water – Mark Hayes
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Larry Shackley My God Is a Rock – Robert Shaw & Alice Parker

SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 HYMN SING FOR HOSPICE

(Hymn sing-along with Holy Cross congregants) Down to the River to Pray, arr. Sheldon Curry (performed by HCC; conducted by Melanie Oldfather)
The Unclouded Day/Will the Circle Be Unbroken
O Come, Angel Band (My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast)
We Shall Rise
Precious Memories
Down to the River to Pray

DECEMBER 16, 2007 MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Part I
Part II “Hallelujah”

DECEMBER 2007 (PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY CHORUS/HCC CONCERT)

A New Year Carol
Up! Good Christen Folk, and Listen Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Sans Day Carol
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Infant King

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