Voyages of Light” features the Brigham Young University–Hawaii Concert Choir, a premier intercultural mixed voice choir, and music that will take you on a journey across the oceans. For the concert at the Turner Center, the BYU–Hawaii Concert Choir is excited to be able to feature local Kerikeri groups. Special guests include Watea Voices and Be Free Youth Bands, “Bees Are Baby Birds” and Kerikeri High School Seniors. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Be Free Youth.
With a wide range of styles and genres, the BYU–Hawaii Concert Choir features a varied assortment of pieces incorporating classic choral literature, European art songs, religious anthems, American musical theater tunes, as well as various types of international folk music into their exciting and moving presentation. The choir is consistently distinguished for its ability to connect with its audience as performers celebrate messages of harmony, family values, peace, love, and joy. Both in membership and repertoire, the choir reflects the ethnic diversity and excellence of BYU–Hawaii, a four-year, comprehensive university with students from over 70 countries. Brigham Young University–Hawaii is located in Laie, Hawaii and is a part of the Church Education System for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previous performance locations include the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, Brisbane City Hall, Metropolitan Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo, and the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea.
Bees are Baby Birds is a senior group from the Be Free Youth Mentoring through Music Programme. Felix (Guitar), Hector (Drums) Ishmael (Bass), Khalila (Lead Vocals and Keys), Poppy (Backing Vocals and Keys). The group take you on a journey from Classical to Rock, interpretations and own composition.
The second Be Free Youth Band includes Bella, Giorgia and Leah who are all students inter final year of study at Kerikeri High School, balancing busy academic expectations with their enthusiasm for performance and all things musical. This performance will also be used as their Level Three Group Performance Assessment.