At this week’s rehearsal, Na Leo Lani members wore a festive mix of red, white, and blue to honor and acknowledge those who served and those we’ve lost.
Tag Archive | Holidays
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with song
We marked this week’s rehearsal with jaunty interpretations of Mexican attire, in a commemorative nod to May 5, 1862, when Mexican soldiers in the town of Puebla valiantly repelled troops sent by French Emperor Napoleon III. Despite being deeply outnumbered, Mexico’s defenders won. Mexican President Benito Juárez in turn declared the day a national holiday. (It would take four more years for Mexico to finally put an end to France’s conquering intentions, but that’s a story for another day. 😉 )
History lesson aside, Cinco de Mayo gave us a reason to celebrate spring with colorful outfits and shouts of Olé!
We also celebrated this week with thanks and a round of applause for our hard-working Music Team and outgoing BOD officers Kieko (President) and Kristi (Vice President).
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.
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!
Thursday, December 8 – fundraiser at The Counter and performance at Kahala Mall!
If shopping and dining out are music to your ears, you can experience both in four-part harmony today, Thursday, December 8, when Na Leo Lani performs at Kahala Mall!
Join us at Kahala Mall center court at 6 pm for our performance, then head over to The Counter afterwards for burgers & delicious sweet potato fries!
Na Leo Lani’s fundraiser at The Counter is happening all day on December 8, so you can also eat lunch there, order by phone, or put in an in-person take out order. (Online orders are not valid for the fundraiser.)
Simply mention Na Leo Lani to your server or when you place your order, and The Counter will donate 20% of the proceeds of your bill to the chorus.
Thank you for your support!
Celebrate the Season with Na Leo Lani in concert!
Sunday, December 18, 3:30 p.m.
Harris United Methodist Church, 20 South Vineyard Boulevard
Mark the holidays with an afternoon of song with Na Leo Lani! From favorite carols to lighthearted tunes, our barbershop harmonies will have you feeling the Christmas vibes at this most joyful time of year.
Following the concert, join us for refreshments and do some last-minute shopping at our holiday bazaar, featuring handcrafted gifts and vintage items. (Note: bazaar sales will be cash-only).
Where? Harris United Methodist Church, 20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu. Free parking in the church lot. Limited street parking also available along Nuuanu Avenue.
When? 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 18. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 3:10.
Per Harris Methodist Church’s public health protocol, please plan to wear a mask when you are sitting in the audience. Thank you for your understanding!
Tickets: $10 per person. Purchase from your favorite chorus member, pay at the door, or click HERE to purchase online in advance via EventBrite .
Questions? Contact naleolanichorus[at]gmail.com
We can’t wait to see you!
Time to get Very Merry again
. . . at the Kahala Mall Very Merry event, December 9-11, 2022
Na Leo Lani Chorus is fundraising again this year through the Kahala Mall Very Merry Event!
For just $5.00, the Very Merry savings pass offers you discounts, in-store specials and giveaways at nearly fifty stores and restaurants at Kahala Mall, Friday December 9 though Sunday, December 11, 2022.
See below for the list of participating merchants.
Ticket holders can also enter to win a one night staycation at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Enjoy discounted holiday shopping and support Na Leo Lani Chorus at the same time. 100% of your ticket purchase goes to support Na Leo Lani!
Please contact a chorus member or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a Very Merry ticket today.
“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!
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 email@example.com.
We look forward to singing with you!
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.