Category Archives: Carl Crosier

Why? Why did they do it?

I feel like I needed to give you some more information about our visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau. There was a bookshop at the end of the tour and I couldn’t resist buying a couple of books about the Holocaust. … Continue reading

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Prague’s Jewish Quarter

Following lunch, a small group of us went on a walking tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. At one time, the Jewish population of Prague numbered 118,000. Of these, 80,000 were sent to concentration camps. Today the Jewish population of Prague … Continue reading

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Mission to Einstadt

Ever since I researched the story of Joseph Haydn’s Kleinesorgelmesse which I played for the Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Festival a couple of weeks ago, I was bound and determined to seek out the town of Eisenstadt, especially since I was … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back home …

This weekend is the recital of my former student, Joey Fala, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kula, Maui on July 8 at 6:30 pm. This is Joey’s second recital appearance there and you won’t want to miss his concert … Continue reading

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Washed up pianist 

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tears of happiness

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 … Continue reading

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How loud is loud?

One hundred fifty years ago on Ascension Day, 1867, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, wife of King Kamehameha IV, founded St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls. Today’s Ascension Day service combined orchestra, band, choir, organ and congregation to celebrate the school’s founding—and … Continue reading

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Living stones

Perhaps no church music program had a greater influence on the late Carl Crosier than that of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. As a student at the University of Washington, he attended the weekly Compline service in the mid-60s … Continue reading

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Too many balls!

It was bound to happen on a day like today—I had six appointments scheduled in six different locations (!) and I thought I was prepared. My day was supposed to start with an early morning board meeting of Early Music … Continue reading

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