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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!

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!

Burgers to please every palate — including vegetarians

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!

Like ornaments upon a Christmas tree, our medley of holiday tunes will bring memories and sweet surprises.

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

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!

Anthems for the UH Naval ROTC Awards event

Na Leo Lani was invited in April to sing the Star Spangled Banner and Hawai’i Pono’i at the first annual awards ceremony of the University of Hawai’i’s inaugural Naval ROTC unit. It was an honor to be a part of this special event. Congratulations to all the students, and thank you for the opportunity to sing for you.

As you can tell from the photos, we had a great time warming up before the show:

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.

Join us on December 5 for a holiday concert to benefit the Hawai`i Theatre

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.

Please support the Hawai`i Theatre Center with your $20 per device donation (plus $2 processing charge) to watch the concert premier online on December 5 at 4:00 p.m. HST. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Hawai`i Theatre. Click here for the instructions and access to the online concert streaming link: https://hawaiitheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S5c00000FZC5xEAH

UPDATE December 6: We hope you enjoyed the music! We hope to be able to share a video of the performance soon. Stay tuned.

An ensemble of Na Leo Lani singers gathered onstage at the Hawai’i Theatre on November 27 for the benefit concert recording.