OLGC Samoan Choir Installation of Officers
by: Bernadette Cabe
OLGC Samoan Choir officers for 2014 were installed on January 12th by Msgr. Thaddeus Mercado, parochial vicar.
The officers are: Ernie Alaimalo-president; Lui Fuga-vice-president; Rachel Faasu-secretary; and Rina Tuiolosega-treasurer.
The choir has been singing at OLGC’s 6:30 morning Mass for about nineteen years. Currently, there are eleven families that make up one voice giving praise, honor and worship to the Lord.
The inspirational sound of voices which blend beautifully bear witness to the readings of the day. According to Mavis Alaimalo, conductor, she selects the songs based on readings and gospel and/or the occasion being celebrated. Malia Bernard-Reiantaso accompanies the choir on the piano.
As a member of the “Tautua Fou Samoan” Catholic Association of Hawaii, directed by Father Sebastiano, the choir also sings at the Holy Family Church every first Sunday of the month.