If music be the food of love

Carl & Kathy Crosier perform for their 25th wedding anniversary, 2002

Carl & Kathy Crosier perform for their 25th wedding anniversary, 2002

For the last week or so, Carl and I have been rehearsing for our first Abendmusiken concert of the season, which will be on Monday, October 11th at 7:30 pm. It’s a program similar to one we did eight years ago for our 25th wedding anniversary, “25 Years of Making Music.” This time, though, we are celebrating our milestone birthdays.

Outside of the opening organ duet, the entire program consists of music in which we take the role of accompanist, either on organ or piano. Here’s the program:

Antonio Soler, Concert No. 3 in G Major: Andantino
Carl Crosier, organ 1 ‘ Katherine Crosier, organ2

Bach Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027: Allegro
Anna Womack, viola; Carl Crosier, harpsichord

Johann Ludwig Krebs, Gott der Vater wohn uns bei “God our Father, be our stay”
Allen Bauchle, trumpet; Katherine Crosier, organ

Wolfgang A. Mozart,  Vesperae de Dominica, K. 321, Laudate Dominum
Georgine Stark, soprano; Katherine Crosier, organ

César Franck,  Sonata in A major: II. Allegro molto
Darel Stark, violin; Carl Crosier, piano

George Frideric Handel,  Sonata No. 5 in F: III. Siciliano. IV. Giga
Claire Starz Butin, flute, Katherine Crosier, organ

Bach,  Cantata Gelobet seist du, Herr Jesus Christ, BWV 91
Duetto: Die Armut, so Gott
Georgine Stark, soprano; Carl Crosier, alto; Darel Stark, violin obbligato;
Katherine Crosier, organ

Remo Giazotto, Adagio on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni
Darel Stark, violin; Katherine Crosier, organ

John Ferguson, Who is this?
Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir; Anna Womack, viola; Carl Crosier, conductor

Traditional Spiritual, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Georgine Stark, soprano; Carl Crosier, piano

Everett Titcomb,  Victory Te Deum
Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir; Carl Crosier, conductor; Katherine Crosier, organ

Carl at piano, 2002

Carl at piano, 2002

I think Carl takes home the prize for doing the most varied roles: harpsichordist, pianist, singer, and conductor in this concert! It has been a delight to rehearse all this music, some of which are my favorite pieces. When Carl and I were dating, the Albinoni “Adagio” was “our song,” and we played a recording of it every chance we could. Of course, in those days, it was LPs, not CDs like today.

Georgine Stark has sung “He’s got the whole world in his hands,” every time we at LCH have said “goodbye” to someone on the staff. Although we are not saying “goodbye” to Carl just yet, the song is always a showstopper and crowd-pleaser!

Kathy at the organ, 2002

Kathy at the organ, 2002

100% of ticket proceeds will go towards the LCH Music Endowment Fund. This is different from the LCH Music Fund which is primarily for concerts and Bach Vespers. The Music Endowment will be used to undergird the regular parish music program of the church.

Stay for birthday cake (guava chiffon and lilikoi chiffon from Dee-Lite Bakery) and champagne punch in the courtyard after the concert!


About Katherine Crosier

In addition to playing the organ I am interested in documenting life's special moments through journaling, scrapbooking, photography and slideshow production. My family just groans.
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2 Responses to If music be the food of love

  1. Curt Zimmerman says:

    My goodness — all this PLUS guava chiffon cake from Dee-Lite Bakery!

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