“For the Beauty of the Earth” Spring Concerts

You are invited to enjoy this year’s FREE spring concerts as follows;  Hawaii State Library on Saturday, May 18th at 11:00am and Kawaiaha’o Church on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:00pm.

Hawaii has been traditionally a meeting place of many different races and cultures, and this variety of time and place is reflected in our program tonight. The first part has music mostly from mainland America, from the earliest known composers, folk tunes, reflections on the early music and original pieces by contemporary composers. Then we go on a journey starting from and ending in Hawaii, with settings by contemporary composers of traditional music from Japan, China, India and the Middle East.

The program will be conducted by Music Director Sangeet Gellhorn who is also the director of the Temple Emanu-El High Holydays choir. He previously directed the choirs for the Unitarian Church and the Central Union Church. Sangeet joined Voices of Aloha as the new music director in August 2018.

Leilani Motet will be the accompanist. Leilani holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University and is currently on the staff at the Ellen Masaki School of Music.

The evening will feature Special guest musicians: Yazhi Nie on guzheng (Chinese zither), David Davis on cello, Kip McAtee on oud, Tara Severns on drums, and VoA president Creig Lam on guitar.