Nā Leo Hou  • Hawai’i’s All-State Choral Festival • February 15-17, 2018

Logo Design: Eileen Rocco, Mililani HS ‘16

Nā Leo Hou: Hawai‘i All-State Choral Festival, is cosponsored by the Hawai‘i chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association (HI-ACDA) and the Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus (HYOC). The event’s mission is to:

  • provide local high school singers with a high quality choral experience with a nationally renowned clinician;
  • create a venue for adjudicated individual school choir and mass ensemble performances;
  • foster collaboration, socialization, and cooperation between singers

Singers spend two and a half days in rehearsal and communion with an outstanding clinician that culminates in a free public concert.  Singers also learn a hula, complete an adjudicated sightreading experience, and have the option of performing as an individual school choir for adjudication. For a sample of the sightreading and performance adjudication sheets, please click here.

Contact: naleohou@hawaiiacda.org

Next Festival
The 2018 edition of Nā Leo Hou will be held from February 15-18. The closing concert—free and open to the public—will be 
Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 5:00pm in Central Union Church’s historic sanctuary at the corner of Beretania and Punahou Streets in central Honolulu.

Recent History

2014: January 17-18, 2014 (as Ho‘olokahi)—Dr. Ron Kean, clinician—Program
2015: February 13-14, 2015 (as Ho‘olokahi)—Dr. Cristian Grases, clinician—Program
2016: February 11-13, 2016—Mr. Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, clinician—Program
2017: February 16-18, 2017—Dr. Karen Kennedy, clinician—Program

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