For the first time in the 16 years he has taught at Kaua‘i High School, choral director David Conrad finally had his first taste of collaboration with Larry McIntosh, who last year retired from Kaua‘i High School, Conrad said in an e-mail to The Garden Island.
“I just had perhaps the most fun I’ve had in the last 16 years teaching at Kaua‘i High School,” he said of his experience during the first rehearsal for the combined Kaua‘i Community College Orchestra and Kaua‘i High School choruses for a concert at the KCC Performing Arts Center tomorrow at 7 p.m.
“As an educator, it was thrilling to sit and watch the rehearsal, and see the students responding like professionals, and hear the truly glorious sounds coming from the orchestra and chorus,” under the baton of McIntosh, Conrad said.
“It is interesting that in the 15 years Larry McIntosh and I worked together at Kaua‘i High School, we never really joined forces on a program. Only after he has retired did we make it happen through the KCC Orchestra,” said Conrad.
“This is why I keep doing this job,” Conrad wrote.
“Our combined choruses will be presenting all the choruses from the larger work by Antonio Vivaldi, ‘Gloria.’ ”
Members of the public are invited to attend, and admission is free, though donations will be accepted.
For more information, call McIntosh at 639-0234.