As Hawaii's premier community and largest and oldest community youth choir, the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus offers a full spectrum of music education. We welcome students, grades K - 12 from any school on Oahu. We welcome all students regardless of ethnicity, religious preference, gender or national origin. Each year, HYOC serves approximately 1200 students from nearly 100 schools, in our program either through weekly involvement with us or in participation through our outreach and festival programs. Participants range from absolute beginners to Hawaii's finest young vocalists and musicians. We produce, on average, 20 - 30 concerts per year, half of which are free to the public including music concerts in elderly care facilities and other community venues. We invite you to learn more about HYOC and how our young musicians are building a lifetime of music and arts participation.
With a commitment to music education, Hawaii's largest and oldest community youth choir for children (grades K - 12) has been making music since 1961.
HYOC helps to foster the personal and social growth of its members and promotes their self-esteem, as well as giving children a lifetime of music appreciation.
The mission of the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus is to build a firm foundation of excellence in choral performance; to educate, nurture and guide Hawaii's youth to establish a life-long appreciation of the performing arts; and to provide leadership in music education in Hawaii.