Honolulu--The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu visited Kumu Kahua Theatre on Friday, December 4th to kick off their holiday season with caroling for various organizations downtown. As audiences gathered during intermission for the show My Boy He Play Ball, the chorus entertained them with Christmas Carols: 30 Second Fa La La, It's Our Christmas Cheer, I'm in the Mood for Love, and Carol of the Bells.
“It was wonderful to get to share our gift of music with a Kumu Kahua audience, as well as some of my Kumu family who were in the audience that night” said Ryan Okinaka, a member of the chorus and an actor who often appears on the Kumu Kahua Theatre stage. “We received the biggest and warmest cheers from the sold out crowd.”
Lisa Katagiri Bright was in the audience that night with her husband, James. She said: “We could hear singing as we were exiting the theatre. Once outside, their voices were a burst of live Christmas spirit! There is nothing like it; we couldn't help but feel good.”
A Holiday Carol – the Gay Men’s Chorus concert – will take place at the Hawai‘i Theatre on December 13th. Tickets and information are available at hawaiitheatre.com.
Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts; The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation, The Atherton Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.