2018 “WE BELIEVE” CHORAL FESTIVAL
In a nod to “Music in Our Schools Month,” Hawaii Catholic Schools welcomes March with its Annual Choral Festival. The singing celebration features meticulously-crafted performances by choirs representing 13 schools. This exuberant celebration displaying our students’ talents honors Our Heavenly Father for all the time, talent, and treasure that He has provided.
If you are unable to join us at the event, you can watch it live by clicking the link below. Share the link with Tutu on the mainland or your child’s aunties and uncles abroad. Help us make this event viral by tagging #2018ChoralFestival. Let us know you’ll be joining us from the comforts of your home, office, or school.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 9am to 1pm
The Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium in the Maryknoll Community Center
List of Participating Schools in order of appearance (view actual program HERE):
- Maryknoll School
- Saint Louis School
- Saint Theresa School – Honolulu
- Saint Patrick School
- Saint Elizabeth School
- Saint Anthony School – Honolulu
- Saint Ann School
- Saint Anthony School – Kailua
- Mary, Star of the Sea School
- Saint John Vianney School
- Holy Family Catholic Academy
- Saint Joseph Parish School – Waipahu
- Saint John the Baptist Catholic School
One notable performance was that of St. Anthony School Honolulu as this was their “swan song”. Before their second song, Choir Director Corazon Aczon shares with everyone that this will be their final song, final choral festival appearance, as the school will be closing its doors in a few months after being open for over 90 years. The students did not let that news deter them from participating with such grace and enthusiasm. Many couldn’t help their welling eyes and stop the tears from falling as they rose to offer a standing ovation. It was fitting that Mrs. Aczon lead all the students and attendees in the finale song.
The Hawaii Catholic Schools office would like to specially thank all the schools, choir directors, choir performers, Maryknoll School, Day AV Services, Mandy Brown of St. Ann School, Michael Pa’ekukui of St. Louis School, and Betsey Gunderson of HCS for your help and participation in making this event a success.
VIEW THE FESTIVAL VIA LIVE-STREAM HERE (no longer available)