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Hakuoh University Handbell Choir


PIcture of three student handbell ringersEnhance the Romance
of Valentine's Day

Just in time to ring in the romance of Valentine’s Day, Windward Community College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints present Japan’s Hakuoh University Handbell Choir in three public performances. In their 16th tour of Hawai‘i, the twenty student handbell ringers led by acclaimed director Hirotaka Arai, will perform free concerts on:

February 14, 10:00am and 7:00pm at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre,
45-720 Kea‘ahala St., Kane‘ohe

February 15, 7:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints,
1560 South Beretania St., Honolulu

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the internationally recognized handbell choir will perform a range of selections from classical standards including Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” to contemporary hits such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Memory” from the musical Cats. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and their dedication to practice and performance has created worldwide demand for their music.
From their home in Oyama City, Tochigi prefecture, Japan, Hakuoh’s all-female ensemble has traveled to performances in Canada, England and Australia and has entertained audiences including the Emperor and Empress of Japan and the King and Queen of Belgium.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Additional information is available by calling (808) 235-7433.



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