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by Franziska Fenger, staff writer

 

You can find it close by. HPU sponsors an International Choral Program that was founded in 2002. Students from many countries participate in two different choral groups. The International Chorale consists of 30 to 60 HPU students, faculty, and staff members as well as singers from the community. The International Vocal Ensemble consists of 20 to 25 selected singers. The chorale is one of the few choral groups in the world made up of non music majors who receive scholarships (50 percent tuition waivers) for their participation. The International Chorale has performed with Hawai‘i Opera Theatre and Honolulu Symphony Chorus, and it performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2004. Next summer, it goes on its first international tour to Vienna, Austria, when it will represent Hawai‘i in a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. For information, or to join the chorale, e-mail or call the chorale Director Susan Duprey at sduprey@hpu.edu or 544-1127.

Outside of school there is even more going on. Chamber music is one of Hawai‘i’s favorites. In 1974, five Honolulu Symphony musicians began playing wind quintet concerts separate from their symphony work. They called themselves the Spring Wind Quintet. At first the group played only one or two concerts per year, plus a few school assemblies but by 1980, chamber music was so popular, two more groups were crated: the Honolulu Brass Quintet and the Galliard String Quartet. Together they produced the Monday Night Candlelight Concerts, a series of 12 concerts. In 1982, these ensembles were united as Chamber Music Hawai‘i. They performed more than 100 concerts and other events per year and toured in Asia and throughout the Pacific.

Nov. 7, the Spring Wind Quintet will play “Summer Music” at Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College, and Nov. 14 at Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The Tresemble – all three groups – will perform pieces by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven Dec. 5 at Paliku Theatre and on Dec. 12 at Doris Duke Theatre.

The Galliard String Quartet will play Mozart and Brahms Jan. 16, 2006 at the Paliku Theatre and on Jan. 23 at the Doris Duke Theatre. Admission is $ 20, but is free for students.

The Honolulu Symphony Chorus was organized in 1978. It has performed such choral masterworks as Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah, Suter’s Le Laudi di San Francesco d’Assisi, and Requiems by Brahms, Mozart, and Verdi. The chorus also performs on social occasions such as the Hawai‘i visits of President Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama. For more information call Joseph McAlister, 524-0815 257 or via e-mail at oahuchoral@aol.com.

The Diamond Head Theatre has been the Broadway of the Pacific since 1915. Hawai‘i’s oldest performing arts center entertained thousands of troops during World War II with more than 300 performances throughout the Pacific.

Today, more than 40,000 people enjoy musicals and plays here every year. The theatre offers six mainstage theatrical productions, including five major musicals yearly. Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is the second show of the season, running from Dec. 2 until Dec. 18. It will be followed by Enchanted April, Drood, La Cage aux Folles, and Into the Woods. For more information call 733-0277 or e-mail DHT @diamondheadtheatre.com.

If you had enough classical music, try some jazz. On Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the 12th Annual International Jazz Festival at Kapolei will amuse its audiences for free. Great jazz artists such as Abe Weinstein will join musicians from the military and from schools of O‘ahu and Maui to perform continuous jazz throughout the day. Food booths, kiddie stations, and free parking will be provided. Weinstein, a former teacher, said that this is a rare opportunity for future musicians to learn from some of the best jazz artists in the business.
For more information about the festival call 941-9974 or e-mail abeweinsteinmusic@ hotmail.com.

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