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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. 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.

Come Sing With Us for the Holidays

Take part in Na Leo Lani’s special 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: our current rehearsal weeknight on Thursdays is changing to Wednesdays starting on October 19, 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. Sounds confusing, but not to worry: just see our Current Events page for the complete calendar of rehearsals and chorus events.

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.

No Na Wahine Festival

In February 2020, Na Leo Lani joined with women’s choruses from around O`ahu to sing in the No Na Wahine Festival. What a joy it was to raise our voices with so many other wonderful women from the islands in the gorgeous chapel of Sacred Hearts Academy. Enjoy our performance here of “Sha-Boom,” “Will You Promise to Be True,” and “Hawaiian Lullaby.”