UH Hilo Spring Concert to Feature John Rutter’s ‘Requiem’

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:58 PM
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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Kapili Choir and University Chorus join the Hilo Community Chorus to present We Sing the Spring on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The first half of the concert features a performance of John Rutter’s composition, “Requiem.” The seven-movement work builds on traditional Catholic and Anglican liturgy for a service of mourning while incorporating more contemporary idioms.

The second half showcases each of the choirs in their own set of songs, with styles ranging from the Baroque to popular melodies of Hawai‘i, including selections arranged by island musicians Michael Springer and Rodney Wong.

We Sing the Spring is conducted jointly by Amy Horst and Tom McAlexander and accompanied by Walter Greenwood on piano. Featured performers include performing arts major Adrianna Zablan as soprano soloist, Kamehameha Schools teacher and composer Herb Mahelona on cello and local musician Merry Kay Kiyan on oboe.

Tickets are $10 General, $7 Discount and $5 UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17. Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at (808) 932-7490, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or ordering online. For disability accommodation, contact Dori Yamada at (808) 932-7496 (V), (808) 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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