“H” is for Holiday Spirit!

We had a lot to cheer about at the first rehearsal of our 2022 Holiday Program on October 19 as we welcomed old and new friends Yoko, Lissi, Pamela, Laura, Liana, and Allison.

Please click here: Holiday Program 2022 if you’d like to join our Holiday Program or learn more about it!

Three cheers for basses and leads!

What joy to welcome back Yoko, Pamela, Laura , Liana, and to meet fabulous bass Allison!

Guest Night fun in the spirit of Oktoberfest

At our September 29 rehearsal, Na Leo Lani was joined by three wonderful guests and celebrated autumn with an antic Oktoberfest-themed Guest Night — complete with team interpretations of Beer Barrel Polka, Hawai’i-style takes on Bavarian costume, and natürlich! a rousing Chicken Dance to top off the evening.

See the fun in the photos below.

Putting the “fest” in Oktoberfest.

Happy Birthday to our three September birthday gals!

A joyful return with Friends and Family

On September 18, Na Leo Lani joyfully presented its first Friends and Family concert in nearly three years. We had a wonderful turnout of enthusiastic supporters, including former NLL director Lars Isaacson and many singers from Sounds of Aloha and Honolulu Blend Show Chorus, as well as many warm and encouraging partners, spouses, parents, and extended ‘ohana.

Thank you to all who attended and joined in the fun! And thank you for your generous financial support of Na Leo Lani through your donations to our calabash bowl!

See below for a smattering of images from the event.

This .GIF image does not have sound, but it gives a sense of our excitement at singing again for a live audience.

Come Sing With Us for the Holidays

Take part in Na Leo Lani’s holiday program

Embrace the spirit of the season through song! Join Na Leo Lani for our weekly rehearsals from October 19* through December 18, and sing alongside the chorus as we learn and perform barbershop arrangements of three classic holiday songs. The program culminates in a holiday show on December 18 at Harris Methodist Church.

You will be provided sheet music and learning tracks and will be voice-placed to determine your harmony part. Cost of participation: $20. (Should you decide during the course of the holiday program to join the chorus as a regular member, this fee will be applied to your Sweet Adelines International chapter membership.)

*Note: starting on OCTOBER 19, our rehearsal weeknight will be on Wednesdays , with the exception that on the SECOND WEEK of every month, our rehearsal will be on a THURSDAY. We will meet at the same time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for members and 6 to 7:30 p.m. for “Sing With Us for the Holidays” participants.

See our Calendar of Events page for the complete calendar of rehearsals and chorus events.

See our Join Us! page for location and parking instructions.

If you are interested in joining our Holiday Program or would like more information, please contact naleolanichorus@gmail.com.

We look forward to singing with you!

Make merry for the holidays – sing with Na Leo Lani

Join us for Guest Night on September 29!

Do you love to sing? Have you always wanted to give a cappella choral music a try? If so, please join us for Guest Night, Thursday, September 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.!

Email naleolanichorus [at] gmail.com for further information, or simply visit our Join Us! page for our rehearsal location and parking instructions.

Please note, we have temporarily suspended our Covid vaccination requirement for Guest Night participants.

September is Give Aloha month

Attention Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms shoppers! September is Give Aloha month, so please support Na Leo Lani by making a monetary donation of any amount (up to $249) at your local Foodland or Sack-n-Save checkout. Provide code #79104 or simply tell the cashier “Na Leo Lani”, and Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will make a contribution to the chorus as well!

Make sure to provide your Maika’i number to the cashier when donating — only donations made with a Maika’i account will receive a matching gift.

If you choose to support, please let us know — email naleolanichorus[at]gmail.com so we can acknowledge your generosity with a big mahalo nui loa!

Friends and Family concert

Sunday, September 18, 2022 4-5 p.m.

See below for parking map

The ladies of Na Leo Lani are putting on a concert for the first time in over two years! Come enjoy an afternoon of barbershop singing at our rehearsal location, Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji, 902 University Avenue. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free, but monetary donations are gladly accepted.

After the concert, please stick around for talk story, light refreshments, and a chance to win a door prize! Scroll down for location information and parking guidance. We look forward to seeing you!

WHERE? Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji Social Hall (back of the building) 902 University Avenue, Honolulu  

WHEN? Doors open at 3:30. Concert starts at 4:00

PARKING — park at the front of the building or in the side overflow lot to the left. There is also a back parking lot off of Kapaakea Lane. See parking map and photos below. Please arrive early as parking may be limited.

See map above for parking lot locations. There are three: 1. right in front of the building (please maximize the space and double or triple up), 2. to the left of the building, and 3. in the back off Kapaakea Lane.
Please double up on parking to make space for all guests.
Join the fun by attending our Friends & Family concert on September 18, and find out more about joining the chorus!

Share the love with Sounds of Aloha

If you love barbershop, you’ll love O’ahu’s men’s barbershop chorus, Sounds of Aloha, performing its “Love Songs Dinner Cabaret” on Friday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Piux X Church in Mānoa. Scan the QR code on the poster below or visit soundsofaloha.org to purchase your tickets in advance online (no ticket sales at the door). Love is in the air!

Anthems Afterglow

On August 15, Na Leo Lani sang the Star Spangled Banner and Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī at Ala Moana Hotel as part of the opening ceremony of the 2022 training conference of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. It was a brisk but enjoyable performance — made even better by our afterglow breakfast at Liliha Bakery.

What could be better than a morning gig followed by coffee and cream puffs?

Real Harmony… Real Fun – come sing with Na Leo Lani

About us

Na Leo Lani is an inclusive, supportive, fun-loving a cappella chorus comprised of women who share a love of performance and four-part harmony. Based in Honolulu, Hawai’i, we enjoy getting together for our weekly rehearsals as well as occasional performances and special events.

If you like to sing, you are warmly welcome to come participate in one of our rehearsals. The ability to read music is not required – just a love of singing and fun! With a choral repertoire based in the barbershop tradition, Na Leo Lani offers the opportunity to discover your inner diva, or just the joy of harmonizing with women of all walks of life. READ MORE

Visit us anytime

We rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm in the social hall annex of the Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji.

Starting on October 19, 2022 our rehearsals will move to Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., EXCEPT the second Thursday of every month. See the complete rehearsal schedule here: https://naleolani.org/upcoming-events/

Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji (a Jodo Buddhist Shinshu Temple)
902 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 

Parking and finding the rehearsal room can be a little confusing, so please let us know in advance that you are coming so we can help guide you. Contact our Membership Chair, Pam Ednie, at naleolanichorus@gmail.com or click our “Join Us” page for maps and details. JOIN US

There is a place for YOU in our chorus!