The students who previously graduated from Kamehameha are putting on a great Concert at the Japanese Theater which stands on Mooheau Street in the evening of this coming Satruday, and it will be under the direction of Mrs. Helen Desha Beamer, and is being given for the benefit of the Ida Pope Memorial Fund [Waihona Hoomanao o Miss Pope]. From what we understand of the songs that are being practiced these days, there has not been a better Concert given by these Alumni of Kamehameha like this one in the true beauty of the songs that will be sung. One of the beautiful songs we know of is the Song composed by Queen Liliuokalani when she was the “Heir to the Throne of Hawaii,” and she composed it after she and Queen Kapiolani returned from the Trip to the Jubilee of Queen Victoria of Great England. One of the songs with a truly beautiful melody that will be sung that evening is called “Ka Pua o ka Hei,” and it was composed by a Singer Composer of Hilo nei during the days of the Monarchy. Being sung that evening also are some songs by the Men, and there are all singing parts in that performance, and the singers are all skilled at singing. There will be a number of Solos and duets that will be sung that evening.
We were also told that the competing Choir of Haili was asked to sing some of the Hymns that they performed in Honolulu when they took two prizes at the Competition at Kawaiahao.
The Concert benefits the Memorial fund for Miss Pope, one of the Principals of the Kamehameha School for Girls, who was much beloved. This is a fund being sought to build a Hospitality Home for Hawaiian Girls who go to Honolulu to learn to become Teachers, or to live in Honolulu to work, and they will have a fine Home to reside in peace. This is a truly good endeavor that will help all Hawaiians who desire the benefits of progress for their own lahui.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/16/1920, p. 2)