A Classical Christmas with The Oʻahu Choral Society

A Classical Christmas

A Classical Christmas with The Oʻahu Choral Society
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Hawaii Theatre Center

Esther Yoo, Conductor
J. Scott Janusch, Oboe
Claire Hazzard, Judy Barrett, Darel Stark, and Maile Reeves, Violins
Audrey LunaNaomi Castro, Sopranos
Charlene Chi, Mezzo Soprano
Kaweo Kanoho, Tenor
Jeremy Wong, Bass

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Esther Yoo leads the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra and the ahu Choral Society in an evening of some of the most popular classical music in history!

Concert Program

Bach – Magnificat in D Major
Vivaldi – Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor
Handel – Oboe Concerto in G Minor
Paladilhe – Solo Pour Hautbois
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (sing along!)

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Esther Yoo, ConductorEsther Yoo

Esther S. Yoo is the Artistic Director of the Oʻahu Choral Society and conducts the Honolulu Symphony Chorus. She is also Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Yoo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Conducting, both from the University of Toronto studying with Raffi Armenien and Doreen Rao.


J. Scott Janusch, Oboe J. Scott Janusch

Scott has been Principal Oboe of the Hawaii (Honolulu) Symphony since 1987. He was a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. His teachers include John Mack, Elaine Douvas, Henry Schuman and Marc Lifschey. Prior to joining the Honolulu Symphony he performed in musical ensembles in Jamaica and Mexico. Scott is also the oboist in the Spring Wind Quintet and Education/Outreach Coordinator for Chamber Music Hawaii’s in-school and Community concerts and workshops.


About The Oʻahu Choral Society

The Oʻahu Choral Society (OCS) consists of 100 singers from all walks of life, from young adults to kupuna, all united by their talent and love for classical music and choral singing. Our mission is to present the highest quality performances of great choral music for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community of Hawai`i, to be a passionate leader and contributor to the cultural and artistic vitality and spirit of Hawai`i, and to support and cultivate the love and appreciation for choral music.

Originally founded in 1978 as the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, the O`ahu Choral Society performs major choral works with full orchestra, as well as smaller works with chamber ensembles, organ, and piano. OCS also frequently joins with other arts organizations in the community to deliver choral music for the entire family. Read More >>

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and the Oahu Choral Society

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