Waimea chorus presents songs of America


The Waimea Community Chorus, directed by Barbara Kopra, will present its 19th annual spring concert, “American Songscapes,” June 1 and 2 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

The concert will feature songs celebrating places in America, from New York to Hawaii and the Northern Plains to the Deep South.

Selections include “Sidewalks of New York,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and traditional ballads such as “Shenandoah” and “My Old Kentucky Home.” Other songs include “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “El Paso” and a short collection of Hawaiian pieces.

The show will feature accompaniment by pianists Everett Knowles and Julia Taylor, as well as a mini orchestra.

Concerts are slated at 7:30 p.m. June 1 and 3 p.m. June 2. Admission is $15 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students, military and children. Purchase tickets at the door, from cast members or at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries in Waimea, and Suite Possibilities in Kailua-Kona.

Members of Waimea Community Chorus include altos: Alexa Bates, Kathleen Cazimero, Karen Evans, Linda Evans, Vivian Green, Patricia Gunter, Julie Mattson, Jo Piltz, Maureen Von Buskirk, Carole Arnott, Elodie Imonen, Beth McKeen, Tiara Nickolaus, Tina Stuart, Lisen Twigg-Smith, Teresa Wagner, Kari Waldhaus and Amelia Wirth; sopranos: Maureen Bradley, Elaine Brown, Linda Cassidy, Beverly Cypriano, Dee Edwards, Lynn Fragas, Marci Goldman-Manker, Diane Hammond, Ilene Harrington, Amy Mills, Juanita Montgomery, Susan Mori, Greer Sucke, Cathi Walker, Ann Bennett, Nancy Edmondson, Jody Kobayashi, Catherine Mitchell, Nancy Perry, A.K. Shingle, Elaine Warner, Camelia Witt, Cynthia Worrell and Anuhea Young; basses David Caudle, Steven Kaplan, Clem Lam, Avi Okin, Benedict Purell, Eric Witt, Duncan Dempster, David Gomes, Bryan Hilman, Paul Lee, Jim Russell, John Sucke; tenors Tilton Akeo, Miguel Bray, Richard Turnbow, Mel Yanos, Bill Reger, Gil Villalobos and Jack Watson.

For more information, visit waimeacommunitytheatre.com or call 885-5818.