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. NOTE: the .GIF image does not have sound, but it gives a sense of our happy energy to be singing again for an audience after our long pandemic-imposed time away.
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.
Featuring the Sounds of Aloha Chorus & special guest Na Leo Lani!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 5, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii time for “Songs of the Season,” a special concert to benefit the Hawai‘i Theatre Center. The pandemic has been hard on all live music venues, and the Hawaii Theatre is no exception. To help this cultural landmark weather the storm and, hopefully, to mark a turning point toward better days ahead, the Sounds of Aloha Chorus has organized a benefit concert featuring all your holiday favorites, sung by the mellifluous male voices of SOA, plus six quartets, small ensembles, and a special guest appearance by Na Leo Lani! As you can can see in the photo from our recording session, the ladies of NLL are overjoyed to be on the risers and singing together in-person again.