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 the second Friday of the month from 7-8pm, so check back on this page at the beginning of each month for updates about what's coming up!
OUR CURRENT IN-PERSON AUDIENCE PROTOCOL:
For those at home, we will continue to livestream Vespers online on our CCU Facebook page from 7-8pm; just click on the live video on www.facebook.com/christchurchuniting which will appear just before or at 7pm. NOTE: You do NOT have to be a Facebook member to watch; anyone can access the page and video.
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, or if you're interested in being part of our live audience, click here to join our email list so you can receive our monthly Vespers announcement.
This month we welcomed back Kailua Moon in their larger band format, with their romance between traditional Hawaiian Music and modern pop and Americana. Comprised of singer-songwriter Nani Carvalho and slack-key guitarist Danny Carvalho, joined by Wil Tafolo (bass/vocals) and Paul Nelson (guitar), this modern Hawaiian group is based in Kailua and has toured across the United States sharing Hawaiian music and culture. Their first single was nominated for Hawaiian Single Of The Year in the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2019, and their debut album Back To Paradise earned them a nomination for Entertainer of the Year for the 2020 Awards.
More Artist info at kailuamoon.com & wiltafolomusic.com.
This was a very special evening featuring members of Oahu's Ukrainian community and the group #HawaiiStandsWithUkraine. We learned about the history and plight of Ukraine, heard heartfelt singing and stories of what is happening there, and together raised over $1,800 in relief funds which will be donated to their recommended non-profits: RazomForUkraine.org & WCK.org & NovaUkraine.org. Please consider supporting relief efforts in Ukraine by donating to these organizations. Mahalo nui!
Click below to view past recordings of Vespers on the Lanai events.