2021 Aloha State Choral Festival

Choirs of America

2021 Na Leo o Hawai’i
Aloha State Choral Festival & Tour
Festival Director: Dr. Jace Saplan

Tour Dates: March 24 – 28, 2021 (Flexible)
Festival Date: March 27, 2021


Oahu, Hawaii

In conjunction with the University of Hawaii, Choirs of America is proud to present Na Leo o Hawai’i (aka, Aloha State Choral Festival + Tour). This truly special choral festival is open to choirs from across the country (and throughout the world). Bring your choir to experience and celebrate the vibrant choral legacies and cultures of Hawai’i, Polynesia, and the greater Pacific Rim. With a dedicated emphasis on cultural exchange, choirs from around the world will enjoy adjudicated performances and clinics with our country’s finest clinicians. The day also features ‘Ohana Exchanges (during which different choirs perform for each other), imbedded and immersive cultural experiences unique to Hawai’i, and the premiere of E Himeni Kakou, a mass choir program for all participants in which singers come together to learn, sing, and perform new and traditional choral works that honor the cultures of Hawai’i, Polynesia, and the Pacific Rim!

  • Festival Director: Dr. Jace Saplan, Director of Choral Activities, University of Hawai’i
  • Massed Choir Performance
  • Full Clinics with COA’s Master Clinicians
  • Adjudicated Performances for each Fully-Voiced Choir
  • All Choir Premiere from COA’s Composer-in-Residence
  • ‘Ohana Exchanges | Sing for Other Participating Choirs… and Vice-Versa
  • E Himeni Kakou | Hawaiian Music & Cultural Immersion | Led by Dr. Saplan

  • Festival Only Rate (no hotel):

    ♬ Performer Rate: $149.00 per person
    ♬ Directors and Chaperones: Free

    Discount Package: 4 Nights Hotel +
    Festival Participation

    $525.00 per person – 4 nights lodging in Waikiki at quad occupancy (Hyatt Place, Aston, Hilton, or similar) + Festival Participation
    * Please contact us for inclusive pricing for 3 or 5 nights, and/or for triple, double, and single occupancy rates.
    * Please contact us for inclusive group tour rates as well!

    Optional Festival Add-Ons:

    ♬ Event t-shirt customized with ensemble name: $26.00 each (www.choralgear.com)
    ♬ Event hoodie customized with ensemble name: $45.00 each (www.choralgear.com)