Dec 11 Sunday
After a two year hiatus, ’tis the season to sing! Come as you are and help us celebrate the season in song! “Carol of Joy" will feature the 90 voices of the Windward Choral Society, guest singers, Artistic Director Susan McCreary Duprey, and Collaborative Pianist Thomas Yee.
Two performances will be offered.
The first concert will take place at Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road, on Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00 PM. The second concert will take place at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 148 Makawao Street, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, 3:00 PM. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
Featured works this fall season include movements from Vivaldi’s Gloria and repertoire by Dan Forrest, Mark Hayes, Jace Saplan, Eric Whitacre; to include music from Zambia, Brazil, Hawaiʻi, Great Britain and more! To top it off, the audience will get to join in and sing along to a few familiar Christmas carols. Bring the entire family and enjoy this free community holiday event! Donations are appreciated. For more information, contact us at WindwardChoralSociety@gmail.com.
Dec 15 Thursday
The Big Island Jazz And Blues Festival Music Series at the Redwater Cafe every Thursday 5-8 PM with 3 time Na Hoku winner Bill Noble on Saxophone and Loren Wilken on Piano in celebration of the 9th Big Island Jazz and Blues festival 2022
Dec 17 Saturday
What is Christmas without the singing of Handel's Messiah? Or, Antonio Vivaldi’s well-known Gloria? After a two year hiatus, Kona Choral Society & Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Susan McCreary Duprey, presents its annual concert of Part I of Handel's Messiah for TWO performances this year; Saturday, Dec. 17, 4:00 PM and Sunday, Dec. 18, 4:00 PM, at Grace Kona Community Church, 74-4889 Palani Road (please note that this is a new venue for this concert). We welcome a 90-voice chorus, four talented local soloists, and a 22-person orchestra.
Given the venue this year, we will be offering this concert as a gift to the community. The concert is free and no tickets are required (donations appreciated).
Dec 18 Sunday
Join us for an entertaining and informative free 45-minute holiday performance by Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet. The musicians will be playing seasonal music as well as selections from ‘Hawaiian Mele.’ There will be brief demonstrations of their instruments as the musicians engage and interact with the audience through various styles and genres of chamber music.
The West Hawai'i County Band will present an hour of free band music in its monthly Free Concert Series. Come enjoy the band playing music selected from its extensive repertoire, including; marches, show tunes, jazz favorites, the classics and Hawaiian traditional tunes. Each monthly concert is an hour in length presented by musicians from our own community.
For more information: http://www.westhawaiiband.com
Dec 21 Wednesday
Comes The New Sun - A Winter Solstice / Christmas music celebration with Kona's premiere harp Goddess Music group INANNA. A night of the familiar, the unfamiliar and the arcane and beautiful featuring harp, drum, vocals and electronics in a unique music fusion for the Holidays.
Dec 22 Thursday
Dec 25 Sunday
We're Back! ~~~ An all-inclusive Jazz Jam with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island Jazz community through networking & jamming.
Bring your favorite charts & the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the Jazz Tradition, 6-9pm every Monday night. Free for all ages.
Dec 29 Thursday