Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble

Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble is made up of Hawai'i's finest ensemble singers and known for its tonal beauty and imaginative programming.  Now in their 25th season, they sing a wide repertoire from sacred music to romantic part-songs, folksongs, contemporary music, and popular standards.

HVAE is pleased to serve as chorus-in-residence at Chaminade University of Honolulu.  They are also the resident chorus for the Hawai'i Vocal Masterworks Festival, present a new major work for chorus and orchestra each year with professional orchestra and soloists.


Timothy Carney, Music Director

Timothy Carney is an Associate Professor of Music at Chaminade University of Honolulu and Music Director of Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble.  He has conducted choruses across the United States as well as in England, France, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand.

As guest conductor with the Honolulu Symphony, he led performances of Handel's Messiah, the Verdi Requiem, Haydn's Creation, Brahms' Requiem, and gave the first Hawai'i performances of Handel's Solomon, Schumann's Paradise and the Peri, Hermann Suter's Le Laudi, and Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem.  He led the Hawai'i Masterworks Chorus on a concert tour in Sydney, Australia, in 2014 and in Ireland in the summer of 2016.

Dr. Carney has taught at St. Olaf College, Ripon College, the University of Illinois, and the University of Hawai'i, and is past president of the Hawaii chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  He recently conducted Bach's St. John Passion in Cambridge, UK, and will return to conduct Le Laudi.