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“Candles and Carols,” Saturday December 5, 2015, 2 PM, First United Protestant Church

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On Saturday December 5, 2015 at 2 PM the Hilo Community Chorus will present Joseph Martin’s “Ceremony of Candles” and Benjamin Britten’sCeremony of Carols”  at the First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI, 96720.

Mountain View Elementary Children’s Choir, under the direction of Jennifer Tsuji, will be featured guests.

Joseph Martin’s imaginative new work “Ceremony of Candles” uses carols and candlelight to embody the hope of Christ. Featuring orchestration by Brant Adams and narration by Pamela Martin, carols featured include: In the Bleak Midwinter • Silent Night • O Come Little Children • What Child is This? • O Little Town of Bethlehem • and many others.

“A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28”, is a choral piece by Benjamin Britten, scored for chorus, solo voices, and harp. Written for Christmas, it consists of eleven movements, with text from The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, edited by Gerald Bullett. It is sung in Middle English, and will include accompaniment by harpist Tatyana Shapiro Leiste.

THIS IS A FREE CONCERT.  (A calabash will be available for those wishing to make a donation to the chorus.)

concert location at google maps: 1350 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

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“Concert of Peace ” 7:30 PM, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

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At 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2015, the Hilo Community Chorus joins with composer Joseph Martin and his “Peace in the Pacific” Vocal Tapestry Tour Choir, and the UH Hilo Kapili Choir to present “Concert of Peace” at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720.

The first half of the concert will be presented by Joseph Martin and his wife Susan Martin, with special guest Nancy Price.  The second half of the concert will be performed by the Vocal Tapestry Tour Choir, Hilo Community Chorus, and UH Hilo Kapili Choir.

Choral selections will include arrangements of “Change the World with Love (A Parting Blessing),” “You Raise Me Up,” “God Bless America,” “Pathway of Hope,” “The Awakening,” and “The Lord Will Be My Shepherd.”

JOSEPH MARTIN has performed solo piano recitals and has been the featured artist with symphony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, both sacred and secular; over one thousand compositions are currently in print and the list continues to grow. His music has been heard in such diverse locations as Carnegie Hall in New York City; the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson, Missouri; and in hundreds of worship services in churches across the United States and Canada. In recent years his concert itinerary has taken him to Canada, Italy, Scotland, England, France, Germany and Austria.

SUSAN MARTIN was discovered by legendary choir director Fred Waring and toured as principal soloist with “The Pennsylvanians.” Later she began an almost twenty-year run as an actress and performer at Walt Disney World. She has sung for millions of people as a member of the “Voices of Liberty” at Epcot Center and appeared in numerous musicals and shows including Broadway at the Top, The Hoop-de-doo Revue, and many lead roles in regional theatre. Her credits include The Music ManA Little Night MusicIt’s a Grand Night for SingingPhantom of the Opera, and many others. She has sung at The White House, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and in numerous churches and concert halls across the country. She was a featured performer on the inaugural cruises of the Disney Cruise Line and is perhaps most recognized for her portrayal as Ariel from The Little Mermaid for the stage show version of this Disney classic.

NANCY PRICE holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Music Education from Ithaca College and, for several years, was a high school choral director. She now works as a free-lance music engraver, editor and proofreader. She is a member of the prestigious Lyric Chorale and frequently performs as a soloist. She has also gained wide recognition as a choral clinician and festival conductor. Nancy is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and ASCAP, and is the recipient of several ASCAP Plus Awards.

The UH HILO KAPILI CHOIR is conducted by Amy Horst (most recently seen onstage at Hilo’s Palace Theater as Mary Poppins). The Kapili Choir gathers and unites students from all majors at UH Hilo, representing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and backgrounds.

concert location at google maps: 200 West Kawili St Hilo HI 96720

tickets are $10 general / $5 student and can be purchased at Basically Books, Most Irresistible Shop, and at the door.

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“Tapestry of Light” Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3 PM

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Hilo Community Chorus Concert Set for December 7, 2014

The Hilo Community Chorus, conducted by Tom McAlexander and accompanied by Walter Greenwood, will present its annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 PM at the Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo. However, you will want to arrive early–by 2:45– to hear pre-concert music played by Greenwood on the fabulous Holy Cross organ.

The program opens with “Christmas…In About Three Minutes,” consisting of a number of snippets of well-known carols. You will be asked to count them, so be ready! Following will be several familiar carols as well as some fresh off the press. Members of the Chorus will be featured as soloists in several of the songs, and three members of the Christ Lutheran Church Bell Choir will join in a new arrangement of “I Saw Three Ships.”

In the second half of the program the Chorus will present Joseph M. Martin’s “Tapestry of Light: A Celtic Christmas Celebration.” They will be accompanied by a Celtic consort of Greenwood on piano, Loren Brownlea on violin, Herb Mahelona on cello, Cheryl Shine on flute and penny whistle, and Chelsea Pacheco on percussion. As in the first half, solos will be sung by Chorus members. In “Tapestry,” Martin, who will be in Hilo next October, has taken very familiar Celtic tunes and added new words to tell the Christmas story. Members of the Christ Lutheran Church Chancel Choir will join with the Chorus in this presentation.

This concert is free. It is presented as a gift to the community.

Christmas Concert: Sunday, December 8, 2013; 2:45 PM

Upcoming Concert: Sunday December 8 2013; 2:45 PM

Please join us for our annual Christmas concert this Sunday December 8 2013 at the Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W Lanikaula St, Hilo, HI 96720.

Pre-concert music starts at 2:45. The chorus begins singing at 3:00.

THE CONCERT IS FREE, and there will be calabashes available for a free-will offering.

For more information about the concert, please read the post below.