80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Choral Festival

Perform with singers from across the United States in a mass choir commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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About the Choral Festival

Music Celebrations International is proud to produce the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Choral Festival taking place June 17 – June 21, 2021. December 7, 1941, is forever etched in the history and culture of the United States. It is our ultimate goal to pay respect, remember, and never forget the tragedies of World War II and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on this day that will forever live in infamy.

The Choral Festival is an opportunity to perform alongside singers from across the United States of America in a mass choir concert for the 80th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor. Choirs will participate in four rehearsals leading up to the finale performance on June 20, 2021, in the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall. In addition to rehearsals, groups will have the opportunity to explore and participate in activities that connect both the contemporary and historical cultures of Hawaii. Highlights include visiting Pearl Harbor to see the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri, taking in the natural wonders of Diamondhead and Pali Lookout, and of course enjoying the beautiful beaches of Oahu!

An uplifting and inspired program of patriotic music will be selected by Dr. Craig Jessop, the Festival Artistic Director. Dr. Jessop is a former music director of the Tabernacle Choir; Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force music programs, where he served as director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, DC; commander and conductor of the Band of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein, Germany; and commander and conductor of the Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band.

80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Choral Festival

Dr. Craig Jessop,
Artistic Director

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Arrive at Honolulu International Airport
  • Meet your Tour Director, who will escort you through the duration of your activities
  • Transfer to your Waikiki hotel for check-in
  • Enjoy a Welcome Pizza Party Dinner
  • Overnight at the hotel


Day 2 – Friday, June 18

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Depart for Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Today you will learn one of our country’s most valuable history lessons – how men and women gave their lives on December 7, 1941 “The Day of Infamy”
  • Participate in a special Festival Wreath-Laying Ceremony on the USS Arizona Memorial to honor Veterans
  • Gather as a group for an uplifting flag folding ceremony
  • Boxed lunch included
  • Enjoy a panoramic drive including The National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Washington Place which is the Governor’s Mansion, the State Capitol Building, Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue
  • Festival Welcome Dinner and Introductions
  • Evening Festival Rehearsal
  • Overnight at the hotel


Day 3 – Saturday, June 19

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Morning Festival Rehearsal
  • Lunch, on own
  • Head back to the hotel for some time at leisure. You have the afternoon to enjoy a sailing adventure, surf lesson or to relax on the beach
  • Dinner, on own
  • Evening Festival Rehearsal
  • Overnight at the hotel

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