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 CURRENT IN-PERSON AUDIENCE PROTOCOL:

  • We no longer require proof of Covid vaccination nor have an RSVP process.
  • If the weather holds and we can hold Vespers outside, we will not limit the audience size outside and masks are optional.
  • Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating.
  • However, if rain moves us indoors, we can only seat 50 indoors (masked) with the remainder on the lanai (masked) (which is covered but narrow) and lawn (masks optional). 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

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, click here to join our email list so you can receive our Vespers announcements.

JULY 8th, 2022: The Bus Boyz

The Bus Boyz pull up to Vespers on the Lanai from 7-8pm; be sure to join us for a great ride, with a soundtrack of Hawaiian classics and plenty aloha!

Formed initially as a way to support Hanahau'oli School's Give Aloha Program at FoodLand and SacNSave Hawai'i stores (their donation # is 77501), the group consists of musicians who are "Dad-connected" to the school. The group also annually headlines Hanahau'oli's fall Children's Fair and winter Malama Na Keiki auction extravaganza. The Bus Boyz have since traveled beyond their school route to pick up a wider following at a variety of private functions, transporting audiences to a place of feel-good community connection. With their broad and deep makua kāne sound made up of 5 to 12+ voices and strings and a kanikapila vibe, you'll feel like you're at the best backyard family gathering where every uncle knows how to jam and does so with all their heart and aloha. So hop on the bus with us on July 8th!

Listen to The Bus Boyz here: https://soundcloud.com/bus-boyz

NO VESPERS IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER

Please join us again in October! Til then, we invite you enjoy one of our past events by watching the videos at www.ccukailua.org/series/vespers-on-the-lanai.

October 14th, 2022 - IntoxiKa

 

Join us Oct. 14th from 7-8pm for exotica by IntoxiKa, featuring mallet percussionist Thomas Mackay, world percussionist/birdcall master Augie Lopaka Colon Jr., and stellar bass guru Ernie Provencher: https://intoxika808.com.

Past Vespers on the Lanai

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

Past Vespers on the Lanai

Vespers on the Lanai - April 8, 2022

Featuring the #HawaiiStandsWithUkraine

We featured two performers: Olga Sousa and Lara Palafox. Olga Sousa, a Kailua resident originally from Ukraine, is a multi-faceted artist -- actor, writer, painter, producer and singer -- and a beacon of positivity and persistence. She'll be sharing a few Ukranian songs and other creative inspiration. Click here to view Olga's latest music video, click here for her poetry recital, and visit www.olgasousa.com for more artist info. We also heard from Lara Palafox, an actor, writer, director, and producer of Ukranian descent, with a fascinating family history and journey from Ukraine to Australia and beyond. Lara will recite poetry and talk about Ukraine and its history, with audience Q&A..

We invite you to join us as we come together in support of the people of Ukraine. If you would like to support in other ways, please visit www.facebook.com/HawaiiStandsWithUkraine for information on our local Ukranian community and their efforts: Hawaii stands with Ukraine is a local movement supporting Ukrainian people in their time of need. We organize events, spreading awareness, helping raising funds and donations. Our Recommended Aid Organizations For Ukraine Donations: Razomforukraine.org & Wck.org & Novaukraine.org

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