UH Hilo choirs present We Sing the Spring April 27

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Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo choirs present its spring choral concert, We Sing the Spring, on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. The Kapili Choir and the University Chorus are conducted by Amy Horst and accompanied by Walter Greenwood on piano.

We Sing the Spring presents a sampling of favorite choral selections, ranging from Hassler's “Cantate Domino” to Copland's arrangement of “Zion’s Walls,” and brings to life choral music from religious, secular, and folk traditions, including works by Passereu, Zaninelli, Spavacek, Theron Kirk, and the Manhattan Transfer. We Sing the Spring also includes new repertoire: student conductor Chris Tomich leads the Kapili Choir in two songs by contemporary Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and the University Chorus presents songs by present-day composers Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse.

The Kapili Choir is the current name for the audition choir at UH Hilo that has been known as Repertory Singers, Chamber Singers, and University Showcase Singers during its long history in Hilo. The University Chorus has been a force for the performance of choral music for over 40 years. Conductor Horst has been involved with the two groups as conductor, guest conductor, and guest soprano soloist for the past 15 years. Pianist Greenwood joins both choirs as accompanist for the first time this school year, and brings decades of experience as a pianist, organist, and choir leader. Student Conductor Tomich most recently led the choir and instrumental ensemble of the UH Hilo Fall 2013 production of The Spoon River Project. Featured pianist Kait Wilson has been the choral/vocal music director for Miss Saigon at UH Hilo, and has performed locally as a singer in a number of shows. This is her first semester playing for the UH Hilo choirs.

Tickets are $7 General, $5 Discount, Students with a valid ID, and Children 17 & under and available at the Box Office, Tuesday - Friday, 9 am-1 pm, on school days. To order by phone, call 932-7490, or order online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu. For disability accommodation, contact Dori Yamada at 932-7496 (V), 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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