By Kathy Hansberry
Outrigger Enterprises Groups’ Na Mele No Na Pua free concert series celebrates the holiday season this December with the Honolulu Boy Choir performing on Sunday, December 21, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites – Waikiki Beach Walk® hotel’s fourth floor Grand Lanai.
Roy and Nyle Hallman founded the Honolulu Boy Choir in 1974. The group is comprised of boys’ ages 7-13,
representing all the ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds that make up Hawaii’s distinctive rainbow of cultures. Seventy-five boys from over 45 public and private schools throughout the island of Oahu make up the Choir, which actually consists of three groups — the Beginning Choir, the Performing Choir and the Select Choir, each characterized by vocal quality and range. The Honolulu Boy Choir is a tuition-free musical performance education program for boys that embraces cultural diversity and allows young boys who have had no prior singing experience to join the choir and have the opportunity to perform all over the world.
Concert-goers who wish to continue the festivities and listen to more live music can head down to the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage for the center’s regularly scheduled Sunday Showcase. “A Touch of Gold,” Hawaii’s premiere “Motown,” oldies and contemporary musical group, will be sharing their soulful and harmonic sounds immediately following the Honolulu Boy Choir.
Outrigger’s Na Mele No Na Pua signature concert series is held bi-monthly on the final Sunday of the scheduled month, with the exception of the December holiday concert, which is held one week earlier. Each concert is free and open to the public while seating allows. Elevator access to the Grand Lanai is located on Lewers Street ground level. Valet parking for $6 up to four hours is available to concert-goers at the Embassy Suites – Waikiki Beach Walk (201 Beachwalk) and the Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk® (227 Lewers Street), with any same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant.