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Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

UH Hilo lights up the holidays with Season of Light

The Performing Arts Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, in conjunction with the Performing Arts Center (PAC), presents Season of Light, Holiday Concert, on Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m. at PAC.

The concert, conducted by Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Founder and Conductor Dr. Madeline Schatz, features the Kamuela Philharmonic, the UH Hilo Kapili Choir and University Chorus under the direction of Amy Horst, and the Hilo Community Chorus directed by Tom McAlexander. Soloists include Julianne Cross, Melanie Oldfather, Gerdine Markus, Pedro Ka'awaloa, and Barry Brandes. Student conductor Chris Tomich conducts the Kapili Choir as Horst joins the alto section for one number.

“We have selected a wide variety of songs and orchestral pieces designed to light up this very busy season and hope our offerings will provide a beautiful and light-filled pause to all who come,” Horst said. “Singers and musicians from all over the island are coming together to present a program filled with sparkle and delight.”

The UH Hilo choirs and Kamuela Philharmonic will team up to perform Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens. The three participating choirs and orchestra will also have spotlight sections where each showcases the best of their work.

Tickets are priced at $12 General, $7 Discount, $5 UH Hilo/HawCC students and children, up to age 17, and are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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