Religion Briefs

Local choirs to sing "St. Francis Mass'

Singers from several local choirs and choral groups have joined the Central Union Church Oratorio Choir to perform in the Hawaii premiere of 18th-century composer Michael Haydn's "St. Francis Mass."

Noel Lovelace will conduct the 77-voice choir and the 20-member Central Sinfonia Orchestra in the concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Soloists will be soprano Catherine Goto, alto Leigh Ann Braley, tenor Kalani Brady and bass Christopher Kelsey.

The work was first performed 200 years ago. Empress Maria Theresa of the Austro-Hungarian empire, commissioned the work for the feast day of her husband, Emperor Francis.

A freewill offering will be accepted to help defray the costs.

Movie, music to mark King's assassination

A movie and a musical concert are events planned for Friday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Both are open to the public.

The Ken Burns movie "The Civil War: Better Angels of Our Nature," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. Joining the church as sponsors are the Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition, the United Nations Association, the Hawaii State Parent Teacher Student Association, the city and Temple Emanu-El.

A "Peace Jam" featuring musicians Horizen and Geoff Adair and several youth groups will begin at 7 p.m. at the National Spiritual Center of the Baha'is of the Hawaiian Islands, 3264 Allen Place. A local leader of peace and nonviolence will be honored in the finale of the Season for Peace and Nonviolence in Hawaii. For information call the Rev. Sue Blocki-McKenna, 696-8701.

Christian TV network irking its neighbors

COSTA MESA, Calif. >> The world's largest Christian television ministry has been ordered to be a better neighbor.

Residents near the Trinity Broadcasting Network's operations in Costa Mesa have complained for years about street parking, glaring lights and noise.

The sprawling complex next to the San Diego Freeway is ablaze at night with extensive lighting, giving it the visual impact of a Las Vegas casino. Neighbors complain that tour buses routinely honk as they make nighttime departures from the compound.

Because of the ongoing dispute, the city's planning commission has postponed consideration of a network request to conduct outdoor tapings on its property.


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