A cappella ensemble performs Saturday in Waimea


The Waimea Consort, an a cappella ensemble performing medieval, renaissance, baroque, romantic and 20th century music, will present a free concert at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Davies Memorial Chapel on the upper campus of Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea.

The group of amateur singers has been directed by founder Christian Veillet since its inception in 1998.

Veillet, an astronomer who formerly led the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope consortium, is relocating to lead the Large Binocular Telescope astronomy facility in Arizona. Saturday’s concert celebrates 14 years of vocal music under his direction.

From Monteverdi to Milhaud, Dufay to Durufle, Tallis to Tavener, the program will explore the rich a cappella repertoire that has been a trademark of the ensemble over the years.

For more information, visit waimeaconsort.org.