John Rutter’s “Magnificat” and Other Season Songs, presented by Hilo Community Chorus, Tom McAlexander, Conductor, and Walter Greenwood, Accompanist. Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 PM, First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 (click for location on Google Maps) .
The Hilo Community Chorus will present “John Rutter’s Magnificat and other seasonal songs” in concert at the First United Protestant Church (above the Hospital and Kaiser) in Hilo on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 PM. Amy Horst will be guest soloist in the Magnificat. The Harmonizers from Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences in Pahoa, directed by Lisa Lilja Wells, will join with the chorus to sing “God’s Love Made Visible” by Dave Brubeck; and they will sing a set of songs on their own. Other guests will include Herb Mahelona, cello and violin, and Elan Kobel, clarinet.
The program will also include a set of Hanukkah songs and two choral favorites: Christmas Day by Gustav Holst with Andrea Christensen as soloist, and Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams with Allan Anderson as soloist. Holst and Vaughan Williams were contemporaries, born two years apart, friends, and colleagues; and both were deeply influenced by the English Folksong.
This concert is free as a gift to the community. Donations are accepted. Hilo Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.