Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Enhances the Romance of Valentine's Day with Three Public Performances

Windward Community College
Bonnie Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Windward Community College
Susan Lee, (808) 956-5852
UH Community Colleges
Posted: Feb 12, 2008

Just in time to ring in the romance of Valentine‘s Day, Windward Community College and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints present Japan‘s Hakuoh University Handbell Choir in three public performances. In their 16th tour of Hawaiʻi, the 20 student handbell ringers led by acclaimed director Hirotaka Arai, will perform free concerts on:

February 14, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Windward Community College‘s Paliku Theatre, 45-720 Keaʻahala St., Kaneʻohe

February 15, 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 1560 South Beretania St., Honolulu

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the internationally recognized handbell choir will perform a range of selections from Japanese classics to contemporary Broadway hits. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and their dedication to practice and performance has created worldwide demand for their music.

From their home in Oyama City, Tochigi prefecture, Japan, Hakuoh‘s all-female ensemble has traveled to performances in Canada, England and Australia and has entertained audiences including the Emperor and Empress of Japan and the King and Queen of Belgium.

Admission to all performances is free and open to the public. Additional information is available at http://www.windward.hawaii.edu or by calling (808) 235-7433.

For more information, visit: http://www.windward.hawaii.edu