Post-Vespers Thanks

A full house for the Choral Vespers. As usual, I have my back to the congregation, but I now have a new wide-angle mirror!

A full house for the Choral Vespers. As usual, I have my back to the congregation, but I now have a new wide-angle mirror!

Bach often features duets with the vocal and instrumental soloists, so Miguel had both of them stand when performing the aria.

Bach often features duets with the vocal and instrumental soloists, so Miguel had both of them stand when performing the aria. Here is the aria with Renson Madarang (tenor) and Darel Stark (violin).

In addition to this blog, the Lutheran Church of Honolulu also has a FaceBook page to connect with its members and friends. Some readers of this blog, however, are not FaceBook users and wouldn’t ordinarily see all the pictures and news that is posted here. So I’m going to share some of the photos that have been posted there from last Sunday’s Choral Vespers services, in addition to sharing the “thank you” email sent to the choir by Miguel Felipe.

The Bach Chamber Orchestra (see Carl Crosier at the harpsichord?)

The Bach Chamber Orchestra (see Carl Crosier at the harpsichord?)

Many thanks for your contribution to last night’s vespers service. It was a wonderful evening of music and we had an excellent congregation in attendance. Thank you to the Bach Chamber Orchestra for their beautiful, stylistic playing; to the Crosiers for all their additional music and logistical support; to Allen for a heap of things!; to Jeff, Sarah, and those in the LCH ‘ohana who helped make the evening’s logistics work; and to the LCH choir for their hours of rehearsal and dedication to our grand vision of music in Honolulu.

Allen Bauchle was honored as the retiring Assistant Choirmaster.

Allen Bauchle was honored as the retiring Assistant Choirmaster.

I was especially thrilled by the extra help I receive in my first Vespers… needless to say, it was a group effort! And finally, another BRAVO to Allen Bauchle today, his last official day as Assistant Choirmaster. I hope we don’t get a chance to miss him!

Last season was a year of “lasts” — Carl Crosier’s last Bach Vespers, his last Advent Procession, his last Christmas, his last Holy Week, etc. This will be a year of “firsts” — Miguel’s first concert, his first Vespers, and his first Advent Procession, which will be coming up on Sunday, November 27th at 7:30 pm.

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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