Choralfest 2018 is September 29-30 at Hawaii Betsuin

The seventh Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018 at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu.

Choralfest is an opportunity for singers to present, as a massed choir, contemporary choral arrangements of Buddhist gathas at a special music service on Sunday. The day before the service, registered singers will participate in an intense half-day rehearsal followed by dinner and entertainment. The purpose of the musical event is for both singers and listeners to express joy in the Buddha-Dharma.

This seventh Hawaii choralfest is open to singers from all Honpa Hongwanji temples in Hawaii and to a few participants from BCA. The conductor of the festival choir will be Nola Nahulu, who is director of the Hawaii Opera Chorus as well as Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and a Honpa Hongwanji of Hawaii Living Treasure. The piano accompanist will be Francis Okano.


Registration for singers is through your local temple and is $30 per singer. Please note that temples need to turn in their registration forms by April 30, 2018.

Attending the Sunday music service does not require registration. Please join us!

Choralfest 2018 flyer