Students from Hakuoh University’s Handbell Choir made their 27th goodwill visit to Hawai‘i to share their music. The choir was founded 30 years ago, in 1988, by Professor Hirotaka Arai, who continues to direct the choir. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and has a wide-ranging repertoire of music.
Hakuoh University board chair and vice president Joji Kamioka hosted a friendship luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on March 7. The choir presented a preview of their Hawai‘i performances, which included the Honolulu Festival and Ala Moana Center.