The Waimea Consort An a cappella vocal ensemble on the Island of Hawai'i
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.
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!
Eight months later, here we are!
The Waimea Consort is back again to bring a capella choral music to the Big Island of Hawaii!
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.