UH Hilo Kapili Choir debuts

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: Nov 3, 2010

The Kāpili Choir, the premier vocal ensemble at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, makes its public debut with a Western premiere of extraordinary Japanese choral music. The concert, which also features a performance by the University Singers, is Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Dr. Matthew Howell, the choir’s director, will present an informance lecture prior to the performance at 6:30 p.m.

“Kāpili, in Hawaiian, means ‘to build, put together, join, or unite,’” Howell said. “It’s an idea exemplified by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, which has a diverse student body population. The choir’s mission is the performance of choral music from around the world and to unite singers from diverse cultures in the common pursuit of musical excellence and personal accomplishment.”

Composer Shuko Mizuno and lyricist Hikaru Kataoka will be in Hilo from Japan to host special pre-concert events and to attend this performance, which features their music.

Seating is general admission and tickets are $5 General and $3 Discount for seniors, students and children.

For more information, call the Box Office at 974-7310.