Music Ministry
; Honolulu Diocese & 'Aha H´meni Songfest 2009

Lokomaika'i 'Aha H´meni Songfest  ** You'll need to have an Hawaiian Font in your system to read the diacriticals correctly. The Lokomaika'i 'Aha H´meni Songfest is a project of  H.A.L.I.A. (Hawaiian Arts & Liturgical Inculturation Awareness) for more information call Margaret Peters 261-3410 or Darlene Ah Yo 735-0259

September, 2009, Friday 7:30 p.m. Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu
Free admission.   Catered Meal to follow in Parish Hall, $5.00 per person, donation  :-) "Saint Damien Beef-Stew Plate |Vegetarian version available"
Enjoy an evening of Hawaiian-style church music by several Oahu parish choirs.
This event encourages and promotes the use of Hawaiian music, language, and hula in our church celebrations.
These celebrations feature some newly-introduced compositions and arrangements of Hawaiian Sacred Music.  Thanks very much to the 'Aha H´meni Committee and the Cathedral of our Lady of Peace staff & community, and all the participating choirs and their directors and composers  for their generosity of time, talent, and treasure. All in all, this will be an incredible night to remember, where even the smallest of choirs receives the largest of accolades! Spread the word.....the 'Aha H´meni has to be one of the best highlights of Hawaiian Inculturation and choral musicianship!

All-Group Songs 2009 click to play / listen  (contact Rob for a practice CD you can copy for your choir...)

This year we celebrate Hawai'i's saints, especially Saint Damien and our Parish saintly patrons

For All Your Saints Still Striving (Mauna Kea) 
Psalm 15 "They Who Act With Justice" (Pono) (Mondoy)
Damien the Blessed
(Downes) (Use the opening term "E Kńna Kamiano" instead of "Damien the Blessed", mahalo)  Please learn the parts :-)
A Faithful Son of Sacred Hearts
(Mondoy) It is possible that we may sing this song as well, btw,-this is a new song

GO Download/Print Music Packet, most up-to-date

This year we celebrate Hawai'i's saints, especially Saint Damien and our Parish saintly patrons

Aloha 'Oe E Malia
 [Hail Mary]
(Text: Puakea Nogelmeier after Manuale Katolika (1890), Tune: Kainoa Fukumoto) Our Lady of Sorrows, Wahiawa
Helio  (Mondoy) St. Ann, He'eia
Kamiano (Camacho) St. Anthony Padua, Kailua
A Just Man Honored from Above (Iosepe Hemolele) (Mondoy) St. Joseph, Waipahu
Hoku O Ke Kai [Mary, Star of the Sea] Star of the Sea, '─ina Haina
For Damien (debut) (Siu) Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel Catholic Choir, Makalapa
Maria Lanakila (Mondoy) Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Kńpalama
The Heart of Damien (Downes) St. John Vianney, Ka'elepulu
Great Love Hath No Man
John Ireland (1879-1962) Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu

Want to listen to 2010's Presentations? mp3 file downloadale here:  2010 'Aha H´meni
Want to listen to 2011's Presentations? mp3 file downloadale here:  2011 'Aha H´meni