‘He did it just because he loved to do it’: McAlexander, 82, retires as chorus leader

Courtesy photo Tom McAlexander, 82, said he’s retiring from the Hilo Commu- nity Chorus because of a recurrence of cancer. He told the Tribune-Herald last week he’s responding well to immunotherapy.

 After more than a quarter-century as a central figure in choral music on Hawaii Island, Tom McAlexander is laying down his baton.