Kona Aloha Singers to perform May 7 at King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort
The Kona Aloha Singers will hold its spring concert “#1 Chart Toppers” on May 7 at 4 p.m. at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort.
The Kona Aloha Singers is a nonprofit adult contemporary and popular music chorus with more than 30 singers and 12 musicians. John Keawe and Maka Gallinger will perform as soloists and comedian Justine Smith will be the emcee.
The concert will include songs by Bruno Mars, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and Prince.
The new artistic director for the season is Shawna Bradfield, former president of the B.A.S.I.C. Gospel Fellowship Chorale in Laramie, Wyo., and the former music director for Unity of Jacksonville in Florida. In 2018, Bradfield self-produced and published three songs using her maiden name, Shawna Hodges.
The Kona Aloha Singers assistant director is Binti Bailey, a professional Big Island musician, vocalist and teacher. She has been involved with the Aloha Theatre as an actress and choreographer and performed professionally at venues all over Hawaiʻi. Bailey grew up singing in her church and studied flute and piano throughout school.
The concert’s accompanist is lifelong island resident Dale Ross, who plays for Kona’s Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Choir and has been active in Aloha Theater musical productions.
Tickets are available online at konaalohasingers.org. Advanced tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for keiki. Tickets also can be bought at the door at $25 for adults and $7 for keiki.
The Kona Aloha Singers also is seeking donations.