The ensemble

The Waimea Consort is an a cappella ensemble performing medieval, renaissance, baroque, romantic, and 20th century music. Since its inception in the fall of 1998, the group of amateur singers focuses on bringing rarely sung vocal music to the Island of Hawai'i.

The Waimea Consort, a 501(c)3 organization, puts on at least two different programs every year. The concerts are performed twice, once in Waimea, and again elsewhere on the island, giving the audience two venues from which to choose. The group is active in community events, from caroling at the Waimea Farmers Market to singing at fundraisers on the island.

Please contact the Consort for information about the ensemble, or to inquire about performances, joining the group, or proposing venues.

A new chapter in the life of the Waimea Consort

Since 1999, the history of the Waimea Consort has been tightly linked to its founder and director, Christian Veillet.

After a last concert at the end of January 2013, Christian left for Tucson and the Large Binocular Telescope. Neither Christian nor the Consort singers wanted the ensemble to become silent after his departure... It was agreed that the Waimea Consort would open a second chapter in its life and continue to bring a cappella vocal music to Waimea and the Big Island.

With a new leadership shared by some of the singers, things are of course different. However, the joy of singing together and bringing nice music to the loyal audience which has followed the Consort for fourteen years, has been kept alive!

Somethings Old & Somethings New - The Waimea Consort to perform a new program in Waimea and North Kohala

Eight months later, here we are!

The Waimea Consort is back again to bring a capella choral music to the Big Island of Hawaii!

  • Monday, 23 September 2013 - 6:30pm - North Kohala Library, Kapa'au - map
  • Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 4pm - Davies memorial Chapel , HPA Campus, Waimea - map
  • Two North Hawaii concerts will offer a semi-eclectic mix of works from the 1500's as well as pieces from the 20th and 21st centuries. The accomplished singers of The Waimea Consort hope to show the communities of Kohala and Waimea how beautiful both Early and Contemporary choral music can be. Please join us for this exploration of music from two very different time periods! Both concerts are free to the public.

    The two concerts will include pieces by the Early Music composers Josquin des Prez, William Byrd, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and John Taverner. The Contemporary works will be by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Randall Thompson, Paul Basler, John David, and Eric Whitacre.

    A new website will be created for the Waimea Consort. You should be able to browse it soon.

    Celebrating 14 years of a cappela vocal music with the Waimea Consort

  • Friday, 25 January 2013 - 6pm - St Augustine Church, Kapa'au - map
  • Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 4:30pm - Davies memorial Chapel , HPA Campus, Waimea - map

  • This concert will give the Consort the opportunity to revisit some of the pieces which were the highlights of its young years as it is entering its teens. From Monteverdi to Milhaud, Dufay to Duruflé, Tallis to Tavener... the program will explore the rich a cappela repertoire which has been one of the trademarks of the ensemble over the years.

    While this concert will be more an au-revoir than an adieu, it will definitely be an evening of celebration of a cappella vocal music, which current and past singers of the Consort will be happy to share with you!

    Concert flier (pdf)