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Waimea Community Chorus Annual Holiday Concert

December 2, 2017, 9:15 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:21 PM
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The Waimea Community Chorus will hold their 24th Annual Holiday Concert, Holiday Favorite’s, at the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m.

This year, there are over 70 community members participating in the choir, ages 16 to 86, and a 16-piece orchestra comprised of local musicians will accompany them.

The Kahilu Theatre. PC: Andrew Richard Hara.

Barbara Kopra, the musical director for the choir since 2005, came up with this year’s theme after she asked the members of the choir to provide a list of their favorite holiday songs to sing.

“From there I found the musical arrangements that would benefit both the choir and the orchestra. I love featuring choir pieces with orchestral accompaniment for Christmastime,” Kopra said.

From first-time performers to well seasoned vocalists, the Waimea Community Chorus will perform selections both classical and popular. From The First Noel with Pachelbel’s Canon, to sing-a-long medleys and highlighted holiday pop songs throughout the decades.

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Kopra said she is “always trying to find different arrangements in different styles. That way there’s a little something for everyone.”

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Tickets are $15, $20 and $25, and can be purchased online at Kahilutheatre.org, by calling (808) 885-6868 or in person at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Kamuela.

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