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Guests are the best!

Tonight’s rehearsal was extra special thanks to the presence of visitors Sandy and Ruthanne from Heart of Michigan Chorus, SAI Region 2. They took time out of their vacation to join us for a full night of song — and they enriched our bari and tenor sections in the process!

Also returning were old hands, SWUFTH participants, and repeat visitors Yoko, Lissi, Allison, and Pamela. Thank you for joining us, ladies! Can’t wait to see you next week.

Ruthanne and Sandy, all the way from Heart of Michigan Chorus in Breckenridge, MI
Sporting a fitness theme at tonight’s rehearsal

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.

Forty-five years of Na Leo Lani

In August 2020, Na Leo Lani celebrated its 45th anniversary with a virtual birthday bash attended by friends from around the world. Our president, Dana Taylor, put together a slideshow of photos and memorabilia from our first four and a half decades. Our vice-president, Pam Ednie, emceed a live fashion parade of some of the many elegant costumes we have performed in over the years.

Click here to watch our 45th Anniversary retrospective. And you can watch our fashion parade here!

Mahalo to all who joined us. It’s been a great 45 years! Looking ahead to what the next few years will bring!