Just like planning a concert

The table is set and reading for my guests.

The table is set and ready for my guests.

Tonight I put on a dinner party in the best Crosier tradition and invited the Duruflé/Ferko concert principals—Scott Fikse, director of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir who will be conducting Duruflé’s motet, Ubi caritas, and the world-premiere of Frank Ferko’s Missa O Magne Pater; Tim Carney, director of the Hawai’i Vocal Arts Ensemble who will conduct the Duruflé Requiem; and their partners; two long-time patrons of the LCH music program; guest organist Jonathan Dimmock; and composer Frank Ferko — altogether, eight men and one woman (me!)

In planning the menu I realized that it’s a lot like planning a concert — You have to balance heavy and light foods; alternate sweet and savory flavors; just like you might have alternate loud and soft sounds, heavy and light music. You have to take your audience into consideration — and I knew two of my guests were lactose-intolerant.

Everyone seemed to be happy with the foods I chose, so here is a slideshow of tonight’s meal.

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I am flanked by Tim Carney and Scott Fikse, with Frank Ferko on the end.

I am flanked by Tim Carney and Scott Fikse, with Frank Ferko on the end.

Let me say we all had a GREAT time! And last night’s dress rehearsal for the Duruflé Requiem was absolutely GLORIOUS. You’ll not want to miss it! Check out the details on the ArtsHawaii calendar.

Dress rehearsal for the Duruflé Requiem.

Dress rehearsal for the Duruflé Requiem.

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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One Response to Just like planning a concert

  1. john f bicknell says:

    What a glorious tribute for your husband.I hope that this gives you inner peace.
    My best wishes go to you.

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