“…What it’s like when human beings are in harmony….that’s a lesson for our times and for all times….” —John Rutter, quoted from the above video on “The Importance of Choir” (please press the “play” button on the above image to watch). We will be singing John Rutter’s Magnificat as the first half of our December concert.
New singers are welcome. There is no audition, and no previous choral experience is required. The only requirement is a commitment to attend Monday rehearsals each week and to practice one hour a week outside of rehearsal if needed. Individual practice parts of Magnificat can be found on Cyberbass (http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Rutter_J/rutter_magnificat.htm).
Rehearsals are at the usual UH rehearsal room (click here for location on Google Maps) on Monday nights from 6:30- 8:30PM. First Fall rehearsal is Monday 8/29/2016. NO REHEARSAL MONDAY NIGHT 9/5 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND).
If you have already paid for the Magnificat during the optional summer rehearsals, you should bring a check for $61 ($45 for dues and $16 for music). If you have not already paid for the Magnificat, you should bring a check for $69 ($45 for dues and $24 for music). Please bring checks made payable to “Hilo Community Chorus.” Scholarships available on request.
Below, you’ll find the December program music links (which also gives the titles/composers of the music).
In “God’s Love Made Visible” the children’s choir from Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences in Pahoa under the direction of Lisa Lilja Wells is scheduled to perform with us. They will also be invited to sing two or three songs on their own.
The last six numbers are all Hanukkah songs.
Our main concert date is Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 pm, at First United Protestant Church, Hilo HI.
Hilo Community Chorus will also again participate in the Holiday Concert at the University of Hilo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 11, 2PM.
The annual Messiah sing-along will be on Sunday, December 18, at 2:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, Hilo HI.
NEW THIS YEAR: we will be participating as well in the holiday show at the Palace Theater also on Sunday, December 18, more details to be announced.
December program preview:
Magnificat – John Rutter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smxdGiUM4R4
Christmas Day – Gustav Holst https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwNX5PrThiA
Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Ralph Vaughan Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECAoloWRobE
God’s Love Made Visible – Dave Brubeck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8S50r7YD4
Candlelight Canon – Andy Beck http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=20168584
We Are Lights – Stephen Schwartz http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=4962607
Dai Diddle Dai – David Eddleman http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=19736922
Hanukkah, the Season of Lights – Vicki Tucker Courtney http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=19701652
Hanukkah Wish – Audrey Snyder http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=8060485
Hanerot Halalu (Light the Candles) – Becki Slagle Mayo http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=19749718
For more information contact Tom McAlexander
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 985-7192