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A Concert full of Christmas Vibes and Holiday Jives

After much hard work and immense amounts of help from family and friends, we put on our first holiday concert in three years! Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the show!

Very special thanks to 

Reverend Won-Seok Yuh and Harris United Methodist Church
for so generously allowing us use of their beautiful facility.

Jeff LeFebvre and his team for their much appreciated technical expertise and audio equipment support

Our very generous monetary donors for contributing to this hobby we love so much.
Your contributions go toward rehearsal space rental, director fees, new music, music education, and preparations for our 2024 regional contest.

Our friends and family, who help set up, staff tables, bake delicious things, and pitch in to accomplish the essential tasks that enable us to put on a show!


Whether you support us with your time, your spirit, or your funds, know that our gratitude knows no bounds.

Na Leo Lani in concert!
Ovah da Pali ensemble
Guest quartet Vocal Mixology!
Pure Nerves quartet didn’t have a photo op at our 12/18 concert. Here is a pic from another of their recent performances instead.

Performance among the Poinsettias

Na Leo Lani had a great time rolling out our holiday show for the public at Kahala Mall on December 8. We were joined on three songs by our Sing With Us for the Holidays guest. Afterwards, a large contingent headed over to The Counter for burgers and fries for our chorus fundraiser. Thank you, ladies, for all you do for Na Leo Lani, and thank you to our supportive audience at the mall.

See below for pics & a clip from our performance

Mele Kalikimaka from the land where palm trees sway!

More Krazy Kwartet fun!

See below for more clips of our high-spirited members hamming it up for Halloween 2022.

The Leads relish turkey (and ham!) with “How We Ate Today”
Pure Nerves invite you to “Take My Hand” — or a bloody glove?
The Vamps (aka tenors) take a stand for dental hygiene with “Please Don’t Give Our Kiddies No More Sweets!”

Celebrating our director, 2022 recipient of a SAI Director’s Scholarship

Na Leo Lani proudly celebrates our Director, Christine Wee, for her selection for a 2022 Sweet Adelines International Small and Midsize Chorus Director Scholarship. The award helped underwrite her participation this past July in the International Education Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

Clap along with us as you watch this short video produced by SAI, in which Chris expresses her appreciation for the award.

Director’s Scholarship Impact Story featuring Christine Wee

Proof that singing keeps you young

Happy 90th birthday, Ruth!

Putting the “non-aging” in “nonagenarian,” one of our longtime members, Ruth de Mesa, recently celebrated her 90th (!!) birthday, which fell on our regular weekly rehearsal night. A loyal alumna of Roosevelt High School, Ruth didn’t miss a beat when our Birthday Captain, Wally, asked her to sing the Rough Riders’ school song.

Enjoy this video of Ruthie belting out “Ever faithful, ever true; Roosevelt, to thee our song shall be– All Hail! Hail! Hail!” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3157519444568006&ref=sharing

Performing live!

Na Leo Lani Chorus was thrilled to perform the U.S. national anthem and Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī for the Diamond Head Classic Basketball Tournament at UH Manoa on December 22. Watch our video, below, and sing along with us!

For the tournament opener between Northern Iowa University and Liberty University, we sang the Star Spangled Banner and Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī.

Happy Holidays 2021 from Na Leo Lani Chorus

Na Leo Lani sends you our very best wishes for a healthy, joyous, and harmonious holiday season with our version of “Silent Night,” with lyrics in English, Japanese, and Hawaiian, reflecting chorus members’ multicultural heritage and our love for the islands we call home.

Click the video below to watch our musical Christmas card.

Music and lyrics by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, a cappella arrangement by Arlene Fox, video-editing by Randy Sahae.

Virtual Chorus Project 2020

In 2020, while all of Honolulu was under pandemic lockdown orders, O’ahu’s three barbershop choruses — Na Leo Lani, the Sounds of Aloha Chorus, and Honolulu Blend Show Chorus — came together to overcome the gloom and learn a new song together for our first-ever virtual performance. It was a steep learning curve, but the results — a joyful blend of male and female voices in upbeat celebration — were well worth it. Many thanks to Adam LeFebvre of Sounds of Aloha for his extraordinary editing skills. Enjoy the performance by clicking HERE: “If There’s Anybody Here From Out of Town.”

Male and female barbershop voices in a socially distanced but heartfelt blend.