KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII—The Kona Aloha Singers (KAS), a non-profit pop/rock music chorus launched here in 2019, announces its spring concert, “Pop ‘n Rock Music.” The 4 p.m. performance is Sunday, May 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and features Artistic Director Misty Mistler.

KAS will sing music from Ed Sheeran, Pentatonix, Queen, The Beach Boys, Abba and more.  “Attendees will enjoy familiar songs performed with the beautiful blending of voices unique to choral music accompanied by several musicians,” says Ilene Harrington of KAS. 

Mistler, KAS artistic director and 30-year Kona resident, was trained classically at a very early age.  She mastered the French horn and became a guest child artist with major symphonies. By age 12, she played numerous instruments including guitar. To put herself through college and dental school, Mistler played and sang in coffee houses and with the band “Sebastian.” She opened her own dental office in Fairbanks, Alaska and helped many underprivileged children with free dental care.  Mistler continues to perform and has sung in numerous choruses and acapella choirs, played with her band “Expresso” here in Kona and entertains around Kona and at private events.

KAS accompanist Gloria Juan received her music degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and retired in late 2019 after 40-plus years of teaching ‘ukulele and chorus at Kealakehe Intermediate School.  Along with accompanying the Kona Aloha Singers, she assists the youth and adult choruses for the Kona Choral Society and is a rehearsal and performance accompanist for the Aloha Performing Arts Center. Juan also heads the music ministry for the Kona United Methodist Church.

Concert tickets are available for $20 online for adults and $5 for keiki at brownpapertickets.com or $25 and $7 at the door.  The Kona Aloha Singers is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and is currently accepting donations by calling 808-443-7379.