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Upcoming LIVE Events
BIG TRASH/Small World
An adventure in Recycled Couture
Saturday, April 25th at 7 PM
Live music by The Decimators. Tickets: $25 VIP Runaway Seating, $12 Advance, $15 Day of the Show.
HILO COMMUNITY CHORUS PRESENTS
“OLD CHESTNUTS” - FIVE CENTURIES OF CHORAL FAVORITES
Sunday, April 26th at 2 PM
On Sunday, April 26 at 2 pm, the 60-voice Hilo Community Chorus, ¬¬with distinguished soloists and a special guest conductor, will offer its annual spring concert at the Palace Theater. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Benno Wang, a chorus member of HCC and the Kanilehua Chorale, and a beloved member of the Hilo community.
The HCC was originally a joint University/Community chorus. Although the Chorus still is privileged to rehearse in University facilities, the group grew large enough to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2007. The Chorus offers an opportunity to all residents to experience the joy of singing, and to perform at least twice annually for the Hilo community.
Tom McAlexander, longtime conductor of the Chorus, had this to say about his inspiration for the program: “I’ve been thinking about presenting a program of ‘old chestnuts’ for several years. Many of us who have sung in choirs for years have a list of favorites, and I am no exception. The songs we will sing most choristers have sung before in their lifetime - or if they haven’t, they should have! This program gives experienced singers a chance to sing some of their favorites, and new singers an opportunity to sing some of the greatest choral music ever composed.”
The Chorus invites all to come and hear “greatest hits” from five centuries of composers that will include Tallis, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Gounod, Steiner and Jenkins. Soloists will include local favorites Amy Horst, Jaime Juarez, Ian McMillan and Michael Hurkes. McAlexander will be joined on the podium by distinguished conductor and composer Dr. Daniel Mahraun, now of Kailua-Kona. The Chorus will be accompanied by two versatile and talented musicians, Walter Greenwood on piano and organ; and Karen Nogami on oboe for one number. The Chorus will also present two, first-ever, “Tom McAlexander Choral Music Scholarships” to two UH choral music students – in honor of their beloved conductor.
More information about the concert and the Chorus may be found at their Facebook page, or at their website, www.hilocommunitychorus.org. Tickets $15 General Admission and $5 for Students
2015 Hawaii Island Visitor Industry Charity Walk
The Palace Theater invites you to join us at the 2015 Hawaii Island Visitor Industry Charity Walk
As a non-profit, the Palace Theater is eligible for grant money from proceeds raised at this yearly charity event. We are asking for participants as walkers/runners or for people who want to volunteer at an aid station. We will have Palace Theater Tee shirts and it will be yours to keep after the walk. This is a 5 K walk/run. Here are the ways you can help the Palace Theater:
Join us as a walker(or runner): receive a tee shirt, fill out a form, pay $35 registration (we encourage you to solicit a donation to cover this fee).
Join us as an aid station volunteer: receive a tee shirt, fill out a form, pay $35 registration (we encourage you to solicit a donation to cover this fee).
CAN’T BE THERE FOR THE EVENT? YOU CAN STILL HELP.
Be a virtual walker by paying the $35 registration fee and, filling out a prize coupon. You then become eligible for one of the many prizes donated by the hotels. You do not have to be present to win. Encourage your friends to become virtual walkers.
The $35 entrance or virtual fee goes into one big pot. Then all non-profits on the island who apply for grant money will likely receive some portion. The Palace Theater has applied this year for the first time. The more we come out in force in our Palace Theater tee shirts or with virtual walkers, the more likely we will be awarded grant money. Help us and help the whole Big Island Community.
Walkers need to arrive at the Shops at Mauna Lani by 6:30 AM and walk starts at 7 AM on Saturday, May 9th. If you want to run you will need to be there half hour earlier. We need to know who will help us and how by April 23rd at the latest. Virtual Walkers can sign up until the May 8th.
As a bonus The Fairmont Orchid is offering $99 per night hotel rooms if you let them know you are a Charity Walk participant.
Please call the Palace Theater with any questions or drop by to fill out your volunteer form and submit your $35 cash or checks only please. Mahalo from your Palace Theater.