FLEET STREET CONCERT LOCATIONS:
Thursday, March 29, Aloha Theater in Kainaliu, 7 pm.
Friday, March 30, Palace Theater in Hilo. 7 pm. Tickets are available through the Palace Theatre at 808-934-7010 or www.HawaiiPerformingArtsFestival.org
Saturday, March 31, Davies Chapel on the HPA Campus in Waimea, 4 pm.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) will present Stanford University’s Fleet Street Singers in Kona, Hilo, and Waimea on March 29, 30 and 31 respectively. Proceeds from the all-male a capella performances will benefit HPAF’s 2018 Summer Festival next June through July.
A capella is a vocal performance sung without instruments. Genette Freeman, Development Director at HPAF, said,”At HPAF, we are always looking to present different musical genres. This music and comedy concert by an award-winning collegiate a capella group is a first. And, as always with HPAF, you can expect top quality. Fleet Street is no exception.”
“These guys are hilarious, and the singing is great.”
What can you expect from Fleet Street Singers? A delightful, sometimes quirky, assortment of songs and comic skits, peppered with commentary and dancing. Here’s a sample of the group’s unique repertoire:
“Mirror Mirror”: an ode reflecting on life’s greatest love of all.
“Life-Sized Barbie”: a jazz number about a love that was never meant to be.
“Web Surfin'”: a ’60s-style musical tribute to the Internet.
“Plus an arsenal the size of Nebraska of jazz, classical, and sentimental serenades,” says Arjun Sheth, the group’s manager and a biology major at Stanford. “Of course, we always present ourselves with the utmost class, clad in tuxedos and our iconic cardinal-red bowties.”
When asked what the group was looking forward to in Hawaii, the group consensus was “swimming, singing at sunset, stargazing, trying new foods, …. making art and spreading laughter to a whole new community!”