Chorus and Hōkūloa Singers
There is plenty of room for beginners, as well as opportunities for further advancement. Many students start in Chorus in fourth grade and continue for nine years, right through their senior year!
Students in grades 4 - 6 sing an anthem each Friday during the K-6 Chapel service, as well as at the Sixth Grade Moving Up Ceremony. Students in grades 5 - 12 are all part of the Chorus of ‘Iolani School and have ample performing opportunities on campus and at St. Andrew's Cathedral in historic Downtown Honolulu. In an average year, the Chorus has about 150 members, and embraces music from a multitude of genres and eras in a variety of languages.
Within the Chorus is a select group of students who must audition to join. The Hōkūloa Singers, as this group is known, tackle more complicated repertoire and have more performing opportunities both on and off campus. They also host a variety of visiting choral groups from the mainland and abroad for exchange concerts, and they participate annually in at least one choral festival on O‘ahu.
Singing is fun! Men, women and children have been doing it since the dawn of humanity; it's an integral part of what makes us human. Come join the Chorus -- there's a place for you!