VESPERS ON THE LANAI
Music. Community. Reflection.

Vespers on the Lanai is a casual event which combines great music with an opportunity for spiritual reflection. We host great local bands and intersperse the music with readings and poetry: a chance to think and connect. We explore a variety of musical genres and think broadly so those of any religious tradition or no religious tradition should feel comfortable. Vespers events are typically on the second Friday of certain months from 7-8pm, so check back on this page for updates about what's coming up!

OUR IN-PERSON AUDIENCE PROTOCOL:

  • Masks are optional both indoors and outdoors, and picnics are welcome.
  • While we will not limit the audience size, we encourage leaving space between separate parties both indoors and outdoors, if possible.
  • Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating.
  • If rain moves us indoors, we can seat some indoors with the remainder on the lanai (which is covered but narrow) and lawn. So please be patient and understanding should that occur, and be prepared for foul weather if you end up on the edge of the lanai or on the lawn

ONLINE VIEWERS: we will continue to livestream Vespers online on Facebook from 7-8pm; just click on the live video on which will appear just before or at 7pm. You do NOT have to be a Facebook member to watch; anyone can access the page and video. PLEASE NOTE: Starting Nov. 2023 we are transitioning to a new FB page dedicated solely to our Vespers livestream; so click on this new link to watch live online: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6155303260429.

We hope to still be able to stream it to our main CCU FB page (www.facebook.com/christchurchuniting), but wanted to share this direct link just in case. Since this is our first run with this new platform page, if we run in to difficulty with the livestream we will record the event and upload the video on our website within a few days. Thanks for your patience!

To watch later (along with all our previous Vespers on the Lanai videos), click on the Past Vespers on the Lanai button below, or access our CCU YouTube Channel by clicking here. Catch up and enjoy them anytime!

To get the latest updates on our events, click here to join our email list so you can receive our Vespers announcements.

FEB 9th: MARTIN AND KLINE

We're so pleased to welome back Martin and Kline: the exciting musicial partnership of long-time musicians Greg Martin and Lesley Kline. These seasoned performers joined forces to blend their mastery of multiple genres into an exhilarating melting pot of music.

Lesley Kline has been playing old kine country, bluegrass, Irish, rock, funk and freestyle improv in Honolulu since 2002. She was a founding member of Saloon Pilots, Doolin Rakes, Organix, and Roxotica, here on Oahu. Born in Oklahoma, raised in Cambridge, MA., she was classically trained before moving into other genres of music. She is very pleased to be teamed up with Greg Martin, creating a blend with the local style, a splash of Nashville by way of Appalachia, as well as new spins on pop songs and beyond.
 
Greg Martin grew up in Kailua where he began playing ukulele and guitar in his teens. Influenced by Hawaiian, contemporary Hawaiian, and Hapa Haole, he performed in Polynesian shows in Japan, as well as local island and Top 40 bands, later enjoying performing with Ernie Cruz Sr. on Big Island and Oahu. Greg is enjoying sharing the stage with Lesley Kline, which is opening his mind to country, bluegrass and Irish traditions, along with the fun of collaborating on Hapa Haole tunes, Oldies, and other local favorites.

So please join us Friday, Feb 9th from 7-8pm either in person* or enjoy the event livestreamed online on our Vespers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553032604298. (If the new one doesn't work, try www.facebook.com/christchurchuniting). Just click on the LIVE video to join the party! 

*We hope to be outside on the lanai/lawn, weather pending. So if it's been a dry day, please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket for outdoor seating. If the weather isn't cooperative, then we'll be inside the sanctuary (where chairs are provided). Picnics/beverages welcome, masks optional.

APRIL 12th: Palapū Street Band musicians and Ka’anohiwaiānuenue Hula Studio Alaka’i!

Join us Friday April 12th for Kailua's own Palapū Street Band musicians and their Ka’anohiwaiānuenue Hula Studio Alaka’i! If you joined us in August 2023 for Keale's Vespers performance, when Keale's 'ohana danced, then you got a little taste of what's to come! More info will be available soon.

Past Vespers on the Lanai

Click below to view past recordings of Vespers on the Lanai events.

Past Vespers on the Lanai