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WE BELIEVE! 6th Annual Hawaii Catholic Schools Choral Festival 2018

March 2, 2018

March 1, 2018, Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium: 13 of our Hawaii Catholic Schools gathered in the Clarence T.C. Ching Gymnasium in the Maryknoll Community Center to participate in the 6th Annual Choral Festival themed “We Believe!”.  For the past 6 years, many of our schools gather every March to commemorate “Music In Our Schools” month.  This exuberant celebration displaying our students’ talents honors Our Heavenly Father for all the time, talent, and treasure that He has provided.  For those who were unable to attend, the choral festival was posted online via live-stream on YouTube.  The event was seen by over 800 viewers. 

One notable performance was that of St. Anthony School Honolulu as this was their “swan song”.  Before their second song, Choir Director Corazon Aczon shares with everyone that this will be their final song, final choral festival appearance, as the school will be closing its doors in a few months after being open for over 90 years.  The students did not let that news deter them from participating with such grace and enthusiasm.  Many couldn’t help their welling eyes and stop the tears from falling as they rose to offer a standing ovation.  It was fitting that Mrs. Aczon lead all the students and attendees in the finale song. 

The Hawaii Catholic Schools office would like to specially thank all the schools, choir directors, choir performers, Maryknoll School, Day AV Services, Mandy Brown of St. Ann School, Michael Pa’ekukui of St. Louis School, and Betsey Gunderson of HCS for your help and participation in making this event a success. 

For more information on the Choral Festival visit: http://catholicschoolshawaii.org/2018-we-believe-choral-festival/