Kona Aloha Singers Starts First Full Season

January 13, 2019, 1:30 PM HST (Updated January 9, 2019, 11:39 AM)
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The Kona Aloha Singers, an adult contemporary chorus, will begin their first full season on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Kona Church of Christ on Palani.

Check-in starts at 5 p.m. and rehearsal begins promptly at 6 p.m.

The chorus will be learning choral arrangements from 20th and 21st century songwriters in a fun but serious singing environment. Music genres include Hawaiian, Pop, Broadway, Modern, Jazz and Standard Choral Repertoire. This will include songs from Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Abba and Queen.

There are no auditions and the ability to read music is not required.

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The artistic director is Bernaldo Evangelista who teaches orchestra, band and drama at Kealekehe Middle School. He has a BA in Education and a Masters Degree in Music Secondary Education. He is the band director for West Hawai‘i County Band and a musician at the Ecumenical Church of Light. He was a soloist for Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and teaches private voice, piano and flute lessons.

The cost to join the chorus is $90 for the general public, $35 for high school students, plus $45 for the sheet music.

If you are interested in singing with the chorus, email [email protected] or message the Kona Aloha Singers Facebook page to preregister. You may also join by just attending the first rehearsal on Jan. 17.

The Kona Aloha Singers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is currently seeking donations.

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