Spoiler alert!

Tim Carney rehearses the Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Chorus

Tim Carney rehearses the Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Chorus

Hey! Don’t read this post if you are going to Sunday’s Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Festival performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you!

Jennifer Lane and other soloists will be wearing masks.

Jennifer Lane and other soloists will be wearing masks.

In case you want to know what I’m talking about, you need to first know something of the story. Here’s a quick synopsis from Naxos Records:

Dido, the widowed Queen of Carthage, entertains the Trojan Prince Aeneas, shipwrecked on his way to Italy, where he will found a new Troy. Dido and Aeneas are in love. Witches plot Dido’s destruction and the Sorceress conjures a storm, to break out when the royal couple are hunting, and the impersonation of Mercury by one of her coven. The storm duly breaks and the courtiers hasten back to town, while the false Mercury tells Aeneas he must leave Dido and sail for Italy. Aeneas and his sailors prepare to leave, to the delight of the witches. Aeneas parts from Dido, who kills herself once he has gone, her death lamented by mourning cupids.

In the score, Purcell writes in the first act, number 12 “The Triumphing Dance:” At the end of the dance, thunder and lightning. And at the end of Act I, there is this instruction: Thunder and lightning, horrid music. The Furies sink down in the cave, the rest fly up. 

What I was curious about was how director Tim Carney was going to bring the element of “thunder and lightning” into the Mystical Rose Oratory, where the concert will take place.

These days, all you need to do is Google “thunder” and voilà!

Some interesting comments to hearing thunder as an MP-3 file:

I just got my neighbor’s dog to finally shut up by blasting this out my window. Thank you.

This is good to listen to when you’re reading. Especially romance books, it adds an atmosphere … And since I’m in a cold country, we rarely get thunder storms. It’ll be nice to hear them again, they are so satisfying to listen to~

This is really good when you have to go to sleep… your mind is relaxed your body is relaxed and all the rest that you have from the days weeks months years could be all over… that have a good day or a good night.

Oh, this would be too easy!

Okay, here’s the spoiler alert! Click this window closed NOW! if you don’t want to find out before Sunday how we’ll create the sound of thunder.

Douglas Hall will be violently twisting and bending a piece of sheet metal. Hey, don’t laugh! He wondered whether he would be given credit in the program!

Click this link to see the picture!

Here’s the ticket info:

Please join us for this one-time event in the intimate acoustic of Mystical Rose Oratory, overlooking Diamond Head on the campus of Chaminade University. Plenty of free parking and handicap accessible.

Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 pm
Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue
$25 general admission; $20 seniors and military; $5 (for 25 and under, at the door only) and $35 preferred seating.

Tickets at honoluluboxoffice.com, 550-TIKS (8457), and at the door.

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Drowning in Purcell

Tim Carney conducts the Hawaii Vocal Masterworks chorus.

Yesterday I thought I was drowning in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas—I was completely overwhelmed! You see, after flying home on Saturday night after 12 days in California to meet my first grandchild, I went to a choral rehearsal the very next day, where I picked up the music for next Sunday’s Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Festival concert. 

As director Tim Carney announced, my part for the Purcell is all written in figured bass, a musical shorthand—The bane of my existence! Tim said, “That means Kathy doesn’t know what she will be playing!” How right that is! It did mean that I had exactly one day to learn “to realize” 65 pages of Purcell’s chamber opera before today’s rehearsal with the continuo instruments—the bass accompaniment of which I am a part. Besides myself on organ, the other continuo players include Sachi Hirakouji (harpsichord), Karen Fujimoto (cello), and Luke Trimble (lute).

Daniel Swenberg and his theorbo

If all goes to plan, we continuo players will be joined by Juilliard professor, Daniel Swenberg, who is bringing his theorbo for another concert at the University of Hawaii next week. [June 27, the early music group Galileo’s Daughters performs for the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Astronomy.] Daniel agreed to join us for our concert—he flies into Hawaii on Sunday at 2:30 pm, rehearses with us from 3:00 to 4:00, then plays the concert at 4:00! Daniel sent along his marked up figured bass part which then I laboriously copied onto my score. It took me four hours yesterday to go measure by measure to compare his score with the full score from which I am reading. 

I am happy to report that today’s continuo rehearsal surprisingly went quite well! In the picture below, you can see Tim Carney seated at the left, with Luke Trimble with the guitar, Sachi on the digital harpsichord, and soloists Karol Nowicki, Jennifer Lane, and Naomi Castro. (Not pictured was Amy Johnson who is also singing a solo in the Purcell.) Karen Fujimoto is shown with her cello.


Yesterday, Naomi Castro came over to my condo where we rehearsed her solo in Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, “Little Organ Mass” which has an obbligato organ part. Luckily my part is all written out in this piece, in addition to the other two pieces I’m playing in the concert: Handel, Dixit Dominus: “De Torrente in Via” and Monteverdi, Dixit Dominus à 6. 

I must admit that I was pretty skeptical when for the concert Tim said I would be playing the organ stop on the Roland digital harpsichord. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the broad tone of its flute stop. More importantly it has a “Baroque” pitch setting which allows us to play at A-415, the lower pitch which is preferred by early music singers.

The Roland digital harpsichord I’m playing on Sunday.


I’m actually having fun playing this little instrument!

We have two dress rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday with the chorus and orchestra to make for a wonderful performance on Sunday afternoon! Please come to the Mystical Rose Oratory on the Chaminade University campus, Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 pm for a fabulous concert!

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Jumping in

I am scheduled to return home from playing Grandma tomorrow night, but I will have to jump right in to get ready for next weekend’s gig—the Hawaii Masterworks Festival concert on Sunday afternoon, June 25 at 4:00 pm at the Mystical Rose Oratory on the Chaminade University campus. Guess what—I don’t even have the music yet! And the first rehearsal with the continuo instruments is Tuesday already!

Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane

The program includes Henry Purcell’s brilliant chamber opera, Dido and Aeneas, in a concert setting, with soloists Jennifer Lane, Naomi Castro, Karol Nowicki, Amy Johnson and Kirsten Hedegaard. 

The last time I heard Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, was when I was fortunate to hear in person Dame Emma Kirkby sing the famous Lament, which you can see here:

Also on the program will be the Haydn Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, “Little Organ Mass” which contrary to its name, has a big organ part! Other pieces include Handel, Dixit Dominus: “De Torrente in Via” and Monteverdi, Dixit Dominus à 6. 

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by the young Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo, for voices, strings, piano and guitar will also be performed.

Tim Carney will be conducting the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble and Masterworks Chorus and members of the Hawaii Symphony.

The Mystical Rose Oratory on the Chaminade University campus.

The Mystical Rose Oratory on the Chaminade University campus.

You know what I will be doing when I get home — practicing!

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Washed up pianist 

Our rehearsal space

Our rehearsal space

I make no bones about it—I am not a pianist by any stretch of the imagination. You may remember that I quit taking piano lessons in eighth grade to take up the organ and I’ve never looked back. I know I’m in good company when I call myself a “washed up pianist” as I know other organists who feel the same as I do.

The Crosier grandson, 12 days old

The Crosier grandson, 12 days old

Yet what have I been doing the last week since I’ve been in California? Not only to hold my new grandson who was born last week, but also I have been playing piano duets with my sister, who happens to be a professional piano accompanist. In fact in anticipation of our playing together, I ordered several piano duets and had the music sent directly to her house.

We have been playing some four-hand arrangements of Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, John Williams’ Star Wars, and contemporary hymn arrangements by Mark Hayes. We also read through Bach Concerto in C for two keyboards, and even though it seemed really long, it was the style with which I was the most comfortable.

It’s funny, these days we eagerly look forward to practicing together, but I can still remember back to my childhood days when I had to be nagged to practice. In those days I sightread all my lessons.

I must admit that since my husband Carl died, I don’t feel as intimidated playing the piano since he’s not around. You see, since he had a college degree in piano performance, I could never measure up. I’ve been an organist too many years to go back to take piano lessons again, but I admit it’s fun playing duets.

We’ve been practicing the four-hand version of The dance of the sugar plum fairy in preparation for doing it at Christmas and it has a lot of passages where our hands are actually crossed. Many times we “crash,” but as time goes on, we learn to move out of the way.

I guess the reason I’m finding it so fun is that the usual practice life of an organist is pretty lonely. One is always by oneself in the (usually) darkened church. So when you hear yourself making music and you are only playing half the notes that are sounding, it’s pretty cool!

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Destination NC via MA and HI

If you happen to be in the Holyoke area of Massachusetts this weekend (an hour and a half west of Boston), perhaps you can catch Joey Fala’s concert at the United Church, Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 pm. It is the first concert he is playing post-Yale, having graduated with a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. Woo hoo!


On Joey’s Facebook page he also posted: Thinking back on all the incredible memories during my time at Yale and St. Paul’s as things are wrapping up in New Haven… but super excited to move on to Durham in August to serve as organ scholar at Duke!

How nice to see that Joey’s name was permanently affixed to a plaque at the church, celebrating his time as organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norwalk, CT. I believe his stint here was as every bit as educational to him as was all the class work at Yale. When I visited the church in February, a parishioner came up to me (thinking I was Joey’s mother!) to express her appreciation for his work there. 


Joey’s “calabash” Uncle Gary Loughrey will fly him to Durham with all his worldly possessions and help him move in before Joey spends a month in Hawaii, doing what else, playing organ recitals! In case you need the schedule again, here it is:

Saturday, July 8, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kula, Maui, 6:30 pm, Oberlinger organ.

Saturday, July 15, Kawaiaha’o Church, Honolulu, 7:00 pm rededicates its recently refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Sunday, July 23, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Kailua, 4:00 pm, continues its organ series on its recently renovated J. W. Walker organ.

Joey will also be teaching some of my students while I am away in Eastern Europe and England in July.

Aren’t they the lucky ones!

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Baby Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756=1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791

Wha-at?! The sound coming from the next room was unmistakably Mozart, but where it was coming from was my son’s living room, the most unlikely of places!

Indeed, my daughter-in-law had researched the influence of the music of Mozart upon babies, and my son told me that my first grandson had “heard” the Mozart recordings when he was still in the womb. Some people have surmised that if babies listen to the music of Mozart they will become smarter.

For now, the music seemed to calm the baby down, now eight days old, as he was put down for a nap.

I say that this whole scenario is unusual, because although my son grew up with the sounds of Bach, Palestrina, and the like in his ear, with two musicians as parents, he early learned to tune it out. “It just puts me to sleep,” he would tell us. Indeed, dragging him to a classical concert would just result in him taking a very expensive nap.

It was in 1993 that an article was published in the journal, Science, which described a scientific study in which teenagers who listened to Mozart’s “Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major” performed better on a test of spatial relationships than those who heard no music during the test.

This has now translated into a whole series of CDs, videos, and plush toys featuring the music of Mozart, another “must have” for new parents, along with the requisite crib, stroller, car seat, and baby bath, etc.

The new grandma with 'lil blue eyes.

The new grandma with ‘lil blue eyes.

Other experts have totally debunked the whole Mozart effect as a myth, and have said any kind of music provides stimulus. But all can agree that the music of Mozart can be recommended for anyone!

Even the Crosier grandchild!

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Tears of happiness

The 2016 graduating class gathers 'round the fountain after the ceremony.

The 2016 graduating class gathers ’round the fountain after the ceremony.

This afternoon, I will be playing for the St. Andrew’s Priory Class of 2017 Commencement ceremony at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. I remember that it was always one of Carl Crosier’s favorite events of the year—he says it always filled him with such pride and joy. Even though he did not ever actually have a daughter in the school, as a member of the administration, he told me he felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment, educating these young women in the tradition of Queen Emma, who founded the school in 1867, now one hundred fifty years ago.

Today's program

Today’s program

One of the features that sets the Priory ceremony apart from the typical high school graduation is the amount of music, and not just from me as the organist. Today I will start the program by playing Gordon Jacob’s Festal flourish as the prelude, and then the girls will sing an oli, a Hawaiian chant. Then I will launch into a grand processional, David Johnson’s Trumpet Tune in C while the administration, faculty and graduates slowly enter the nave.

Next will be the opening hymn, Hawai’i Pono’i, the invocation, then The Queen’s Prayer, Queen Liliu‘okalani’s beloved hymn written during her exile at Iolani Palace. After addresses by the senior class president and outstanding student scholar, the girls will sing their class hymn, Seek ye first the kingdom of God. The graduates from the classes of 1947, 1957, and 1967 will be recognized, then the class’s Hawaiian song will be sung and danced to hula.

Dr. Ruth Fletcher, head of school, will give an address, followed by the distribution of diplomas during which time I will quietly play Edward Elgar’s famous Pomp and circumstance. I will next play the Priory Alma Mater, which I think I can still play from memory even though it has been 40 years since I was the official Priory organist at graduation in 1977! My postlude will be Komm heiliger Geist from Bach’s Great Eighteen Chorales. Hey, it’s also Pentecost!

What I remember from Priory graduations in the past was the fact that the girls always cried! —something you don’t normally see at a high school graduation. Perhaps it is because the classes are small (this year’s graduating class only has 20 students), the girls become very close, and then there is all that music to start the tear ducts flowing.

Here is a video I found from 2014 with the Priory graduation highlights. You can clearly watch Carl directing traffic during the procession! (John Renke is the organist).

A new Crosier generation

A new Crosier generation

I can imagine Carl weeping tears of joy, not only at graduation, but also yesterday at the birth of our first grandchild, son of Stephen and Jessica Crosier, who was born yesterday! When we FaceTimed with Jessica during Carl’s home hospice, he cried tears of joy after hanging up.

The new grandchild

The new grandchild

 

 

 

 

Imagine how he would react to Andrés, born yesterday at a healthy 7 lbs, 14 oz.

Soy abuela! (I am a grandmother.)

 

 

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Taking the organ to the people

May 29, 2017 meeting of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists

May 29, 2017 meeting of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists

A couple of days ago I was surprised to get more than 60 “Likes” when I posted this photo of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists after our Annual Dinner Meeting at the Mandalay Restaurant. I’m guessing that people were surprised to see so many people in the picture! Oh, not everyone pictured here is an organist—some were guests of organists.

Altogether there were twenty members present, representing (in no particular order) the parishes of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Church of the Crossroads, Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Waiokeola Congregational Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, St. Ann R. C. Church, St. Patrick R. C. Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Kilohana Methodist Church, and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. Of our fourteen guests, four of them were current or past recipients of our Scholarship program, meaning that they play the organ too.

The mission statement of the American Guild of Organists was recently revised to read:

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

Orgelkids pipe organ

From the Orgelkids pipe organ Twitter page

Orgelkids pipe organ

Orgelkids pipe organ

The problem, though, is that so often the pipe organ is hidden away in places that people never go, namely, churches. So the Hawaii Chapter (along with a number of other AGO chapters), has decided to purchase a portable pipe organ kit, which supposedly can be assembled in under an hour by children and can play real music! At the meeting, the most exciting discussion was about the Orgelkids organ arriving sometime in July, next month! It is our hope that we can take it to public places such as Ala Moana, or Kahala Mall or Windward Mall, and introduce many people to what the pipe organ is and how it can be assembled by kids! You gotta start ’em young! We are also hoping to obtain grants to take the organ on the road, namely the neighbor islands.

Speaking of young organ students, my former student, Christopher Lindsay, who started playing the organ at age six and has just finished his freshman year in college, was recently featured in Intel ISEF 2017 (Society for Science and the Public) where he talked about deciding between studying science or organ performance. He was quoted as saying, “Hitting things relives stress” (!) Christopher was also the Amazing Kid of the Month by Amazing Kids magazine. Click the link to read the article.

Another important announcement was the artist for the 2018 Annual Organ Concert will be Yuri McCoy, the former Organ Scholar at St. Andrew’s Cathedral who is now continuing his organ studies at Rice University in Houston. Yuri’s recital will be Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Central Union Church, 2:00 pm.

 

 

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An organist in the Neighborhood

Yesterday, I received the following post from Happiness Heroes and shared it on my Facebook wall.

Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers

In 1969, Mr. Rogers gave the following emotional plea to a Senate Subcommittee. Nixon was trying to cut funding for PBS. Mr. Rogers was trying to save it. This speech is one of many fantastic memories that remind us just how fantastic a happiness hero this man really was.

Somehow using nothing but a few minutes of gentle words, Mr. Rogers was able to convince them not to pull funding from public television. The transition of the committee’s chairman from skeptical and dismissive at the beginning to having an attitude of outright admiration at the end is beautiful to behold. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when kindness and the happiness of others is your goal.

With the impending birth of my first grandchild, I did some further research into Fred Rogers, and found out that he was a musician! Here’s what I found in “The Music of Mister Rogers.”

Fred Rogers, best known as the creator and host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, was a gifted musician. He was a Grammy Award winning song writer, a pianist, a singer and a four time Emmy winning performer. Fred Rogers composed over two hundred songs, nine children’s operas and released twelve albums of children’s recordings. His songs were delightful melodies with heartfelt lyrics that reassure children about their lives and concerns such as the compositions. “It Such a Good Feeling”, “It’s You I Like”, “Everybody’s Fancy”, and “You Can’t Go Down the Drain”. Music was central to Fred’s life and his television career. As a child he studied piano along with organ and began writing songs.  After earning a degree in music composition he began his career working as a production assistant on the NBC television network’s music programs: the NBC Television Opera Theatre, Your Lucky Strike Hit Parade, and The Kate Smith Hour. Moving to WQED in Pittsburgh he worked with Josie Carey on the pioneering award winning children’s program the Children’s Corner where he co-wrote 65 children’s songs with Carey, played the organ, and sang as the voice of several puppet characters. As the host of his own series that ran new episodes on PBS for 33 years Rogers wrote and produced more than 1,000 original shows which featured his original songs and his musical performances as Mr. Rogers and as the voice of his beloved puppet characters.

Hey! Did you know that Mister Rogers played the organ? I surely didn’t. Apparently he was a child prodigy and played songs on the piano at age five that he heard on the radio. He started piano lessons at age six with Miss Johnson at his parent’s church. He graduated in 1951 with a B.A. in music composition at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. His wife, Sara, had a master’s degree in piano performance.

“My first love is music. It is a unique way for me to express who I am and what I am feeling. Music was always my way of saying who I was and how I felt. I was always able to cry or laugh or say I was angry through the tips of my fingers on the piano. I would go to the piano even when I was five years old. I started to play how I felt. And so it was very natural for me to become a composer. Having written all of the music for the Neighborhood I feel as if that’s one of my gifts to children…There is something very mystical and wonderful about how music can touch us. You know it’s elemental…  It must be what Heaven is like” -Fred Rogers

In 1954, a children’s show which was a forerunner of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood, “The Children’s Corner,” was produced and performed by Fred Rogers with Josie Carey; Fred became a co-writer with Josie and was the puppeteer and organist.

In The Neighborhood Archive — All Things Mister Rogers, Episode 1673, Mister Rogers arrives with two bags — one filled with left shoes and the other filled with right shoes. One by one, he matches the shoes into pairs. One particular pair of shoes belongs to Alan Morrison, a friend of Mister Rogers who plays the pipe organ.

Visiting a nearby church, Mister Rogers introduces Mr. Morrison who is playing the organ. Showing the various parts of the organ, Mr. Morrison plays several pieces demonstrating his wondrous musical talents. He also talks about the special shoes he wears to operate part of the organ and shares some music he might play to express various feelings.

The Mr. Morrison referred to was Alan Morrison, the head of the organ department at The Curtis Institute of Music , organ faculty at Westminster Choir College, organist at Ursinus College, and Organist in Residence at Spivey Hall. He played the organ at Mister Rogers’ funeral on May 3rd, 2003. He is a second generation musician whose mother, Jeannine Morrison, met Fred and Joanne Rogers at Rollins College.

Mr. Rogers plays the Stalacpipe organ in Luray Caverns.

Mr. Rogers plays the Stalacpipe organ in Luray Caverns.

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We did this!

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Thanks to the miracle of the Internet and Facebook, I was able to catch a glimpse of my former student, Joey Fala, at the Yale commencement ceremonies held last week as he was granted a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. I had the same feelings as when my husband and I held our newborn son thirty-four years ago, and I wanted to shout from the rooftops, “WE DID THIS!” —feelings of pride, accomplishment and pure joy.

Too many people give me credit for being Joey’s first teacher, but it took the proverbial “village” to bring to life young Joey’s dream of being an organist when I first met him when he was a fifth-grader at Iolani School and used to sit near the organ console to hear me practice before chapel. Here are some of the people I would like to thank who helped Joey in his journey:

Joey with John McCreary (back) and his grandson, Jordan

Joey with John McCreary (back) and his grandson, Jordan

Margaret Lloyd, who played the organ at Holy Nativity School where Joey first heard the sounds of a pipe organ as a preschooler. Years later she hired him as the Organ Scholar of Central Union Church and encouraged him to play for services.

John McCreary, former Organist of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, who came to substitute at Iolani School when Joey was in fourth grade, and gave him his first opportunity to see an organist up close, arms and legs flying in all directions.

Cindy Scheinert, Joey’s fifth-grade homeroom teacher, who first made me aware of his passion for the instrument, and told me that every homework assignment, whether it was math, or history, or English, or science, or social studies, somehow had the organ in it!

Norma Chun

Norma Chun

Norma Chun, Joey’s classroom music teacher, who told me that Joey had taught himself how to play the organ on a neighbor’s home instrument and encouraged him to meet me for an audition. It was then that he told me he was going to play the “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” for me, and played the first three pages of it using both feet! More astounding was the fact that he had downloaded the score from the internet, which in those days, was in its infancy.

The Hawaii Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Morning Music Club, who provided scholarships to Joey in the first three years of organ study. The Hawaii AGO members have been some of Joey’s most ardent supporters.

Barbara Adler, my long-time organist friend, who gave Joey a few lessons and introduced him to the local American Guild of Organists when he moved to Troy, NY to study architecture.

Christian Lane and Alfred Fedak, who coached Joey during his college years and kept encouraging him to continue to play the organ while he pursued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in architecture.

With Thomas Murray and Martin Jean

With Thomas Murray and Martin Jean

Gary Loughrey, who met Joey at that AGO meeting in New York and became his calabash “uncle,” helping him in so many ways. He not only helped Joey move to New Haven when he was accepted at Yale, but will also fly him to Durham, NC in Joey’s move to a new position as Organ Scholar at Duke University. Gary retired as a professional airline pilot but also is interested in organs and organbuilding.

Martin Jean and Thomas Murray, professors of organ at Yale University, who took a risk on admitting Joey Fala to the graduate program, a student without a bachelor’s degree in music, and molded him into the consummate musician he is today.

I am sure that there are many others to credit, but we must not forget Joey’s pure determination and passion, not to mention his enormous talent, for playing the King of Instruments which has led him to today.

I am also happy to announce that Joey will be back home this summer to play three more concerts in Hawaii before he assumes his responsibilities at Duke University:

Saturday, July 8, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kula, Maui, 6:30 pm, Oberlinger organ.

Saturday, July 15, Kawaiaha’o Church, Honolulu, 7:00 pm rededicates its recently refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ.

Sunday, July 23, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Kailua, 4:00 pm, continues its organ series on its recently renovated J. W. Walker organ.

The Hawaii AGO— Joey's "Village"

The Hawaii AGO at a recent reception honoring Joey Fala.

 

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