“Courage To Love” Concerts Set to Spice Up Valentine’s

Love: think about it, feel it, sing it! The Hawaii Men’s Chorus, (founded as the Puna Men’s Chorus) now includes men from around the island, all prepared to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, the most loving day of the year. With 2013 just beginning, here’s your opportunity to affirm all those New Year’s resolutions about appreciating life, friends and ‘ohana.

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“Courage to Love” is a choral concert featuring the virtuoso vigor and four-part harmonies of men singing heart-stirring songs in both English and Hawaiian. The entire concert honors all the love in our lives, including birthdays, relationship commitments, friendships, and shared aloha with ancestors including Puna Keli’iho’omalu, who passed on February 15th, 2012.

We are excited to announce our guest conductor, John Arterton, director of the Provincetown Massachusetts’ based Outer Cape Chorale and founder of the acclaimed a capella group “The Flirtations”. In the 90 minute “Courage To Love” concert, Jon and his partner, James Mack, will share some songs from their original musical, “Just Married”, a witty and poignant look at politics and relationships. James Mack’s background includes having been a licensed minister and a men’s fashion executive in New York City.

Accompaniment for the concerts is being provided by Devon Lerma on piano, Glen Burris, ukulele, and Jonathan “Kimo” Lopez will assist with pahu drum, oli and hula choreography. Kumu hula Ehulani Stephany’s performance of “Pua Lililehua” and a “Heart of Art” lobby exhibit by Arthur Johnsen and other local artists will illustrate ways in which aloha brings joy to Hawaii residents and visitors.


  • Thursday, February 14th at Kalani Oceanside Retreat
  • Saturday, February 16th at the First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo

Both show times are: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tickets: Advanced sales at: Basically Books, Hilo; Jungle Love, Pahoa. $12 advanced; At the door – $15/adult; $12 student/senior

To reserve Valentine’s Dinner at Kalani and for special rates for dinner/show package, call 965-7828


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