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“The experiences of hearing the ensemble in concert are simply breathtaking. They remove me from the world of the roaring traffic's boom into a world of both beauty and excitement. The profound and soaring beauty of the talented voices in HVAE reaches into and moves one's brain like perhaps no other performance art can.” — A Longtime Patron, 2011 • • • “A Luxuriant Sonic Delight” — Joseph Rothstein, Honolulu Advertiser • • • “The performances are crisp, harmonic, seductive—in a traditional no frills manner.” — Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser • • • “Wow...You all have done it again! The blend was wonderful for each section and the chorus as a whole. The sopranos sounded especially angelic.” — 2007 patron • • • “The orchestra, the choir, and the star singers were outstanding” — 2007 patron • • • “I still cannot find words to express the depth of my response to the power and beauty of the evening.” — 2007 patron • • •


Now in our twenty-third season, Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble (HVAE) is known for its tonal beauty and imaginative programming. Led by Music Director Timothy Carney, we are dedicated to bringing great performances of significant choral music to as wide an audience as possible.

Christmas Concert

Chaminade University and Hawai`i Vocal Arts Ensemble
present the Twenty-third annual

Christmas Concerts

Music for Voices and Harp

with special guest, Megan Bledsoe Ward, harp

Join the singers of Hawai`i Vocal Arts Ensemble for these much-anticipated concerts of traditional and lesser-known music for Christmas in the intimate acoustic of Mystical Rose Oratory at Chaminade University.

Mystic Rose

This year we will feature music for voices and harp, including Benjamin Britten's sparkling Ceremony of Carols, written in 1942 while Britten was at sea, returning from the United States to England during the dark years of WWII. Also on the program is beautiful new music by outstanding young composers Ola Gjeilo, Daniel Elder, and Eriks Esenvalds.

Megan Bledsoe Ward

Megan Bledsoe Ward currently performs as Principal Harpist with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and as a freelance harpist in Honolulu. She teaches music theory at Pacific Rim School of the Arts and teaches private harp lessons in both Hawaii and Alaska. She holds a masters degree in Music Theory and Harp performance, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Harp Performance.


FOR TICKETS, call Honolulu Box Office at 550-8457) or
online at honoluluboxoffice.com

$25 General, $20 Senior & Military, $5 students.
Preferred seating available for $35.

Tickets will also be available from singers and at the door.

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Linda Key Norris: Soprano Eric Schank: Accompanist Gloria Faltstrom: Saprano Susan Kiyosaki: Soprano Tom Luna: Bass Nada Marriott: Saprano Thomas Koenig: Bass Amy Johnson: Saprano Brett Hudson: Bass Megan Johnson: Saprano Melisa Orozco-Vargas: Soprano Grant Mack: Bass Kate Johnson: Saprano Loren Johnson: Bass Timothy Carney: Music Director Kalina Loo: Alto Sarah Sylvia Johnson: Alto Alex Silver: Tenor Susan Purnell: Alto Doc Wilson: Tenor Liza Edwards: Alto Glenn Merchant: Tenor Jennifer Hoss: Alto Erick Yamanaka: Tenor Dana Barnum: Alto Max Lee: Tenor Chris Walsh: Alto Douglas Hall: Tenor Carmen Leal: Alto