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But where will I park??

by karyn castro

There is plenty of parking around Kawaiaha‘o, if you know where to look! Luckily, our concert is on a Sunday, so street parking and the metered municipals will be free. Street Parking Punchbowl Street, Kawaiaha‘o Street, Mission Lane, and S King Street in front of ‘Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Public Library all have street […]

A Message from the Director, Susan McCreary Duprey

by karyn castro

Greetings from the Windward Choral Society Artistic Director & Founder! I’m listening to a recording of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living as I ponder what I’d like to share with all of you, our Windward Choral Society audience. Why this work? Why did I choose this work for WCS? Last summer, as I have done for the last 30 […]

A Message from the Director

by karyn castro

Greetings from the Windward Choral Society Artistic Director & Founder! I’m listening to a recording of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living as I ponder what I’d like to share with all of you, our Windward Choral Society audience. Why this work? Why did I choose this work for WCS? Last summer, as I have done for the last 30 […]

Up Close and Personal with Beethoven

by eliza

Sunday, February 2—yep, Super Bowl Sunday–while millions watched the Seattle Sea Hawks battle the Denver Broncos, a dedicated group of 60 singers from WCS, Kona Choral Society, and independent singers joined forces with Chorus Without Borders, a Japanese choral group touring the world to raise awareness of Japanese tsunami victims, to get up close and […]

Holiday Concerts Presented to Record Audiences

by eliza

Windward Choral Society (WCS) presented its sixth annual holiday concerts on December 3 and 4 to the largest audiences in their history.  The first evening, in the new venue of St. Anthony’s Church in Kailua, 400 people filled the church to hear multi-cultural holiday music—some in Spanish, Swedish, and Hebrew—with enhancement by members of the […]

WCS invited to sing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Chorus from Japan!

by eliza

Windward Choral Society has been selected to sing with “Chorus Without Borders”  – a chorus from Japan that has been traveling the world to raise awareness of the tsunami which devastated North-East Japan, March 2011.  This concert will include singing the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with full orchestra! Concert will take place on […]

Spring Concert Wrap-Up

by eliza

The Windward Choral Society (WCS) has competed its performance-packed fifth year of existence! As compared with choruses on the island that have been singing for 40 years or more, this group might be considered still a fledgling chorus, but it has achieved a recognition throughout the island for its lively presentations of multi-cultural music in […]

Joy of Music…Around the World Fundraiser

by eliza

JOY OF MUSIC…AROUND THE WORLD, a gala fundraising event for Windward Choral Society (WCS), was held on November 24, at the Ko‘olau Ballrooms. Three hundred attendees enjoyed an international dinner, silent auction, and multicultural entertainment in its ten different musical acts including Mariachi Singer and Guitarist, Caribbean/African Folk Conga Singer, Hawaiian music duo, New Orleans Jazz […]