Category Archives: Choral Music

Heavenly sublime

What is the seating capacity of Duke University Chapel? That’s the question I typed into my phone at the concert by the Tallis Scholars last night. The answer I got was 1600, and although I couldn’t see all the way … Continue reading

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The week after Easter

I have to say that this year’s Holy Week has been about as unholy and unlike any other which I spent in church music. Oh yes, I remember the years of spending the entire week at the church, and even … Continue reading

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Mysticism and the sense of the sacred

When one steps inside St. Mark’s Cathedral Seattle and attends a worship service, one is immediately struck by the fact that … “this is a sacred and holy space; something mystical and magical happens here.” It is the huge space, the … Continue reading

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Queen for a Day

Since I grew up without television, I had never watched the show, “Queen for a Day,” which began as a radio show in 1945 then ran on NBC Television from 1956-1960 and on ABC from 1960-1964. Every show began with … Continue reading

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Voices of the Baroque

It was months and MONTHS ago that Jeremy Wong asked me to be part of a baroque concert with the University of Hawaii Chamber Singers—in fact, I think it was while I was on some European trip last summer, and … Continue reading

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The most popular funeral song?

A few weeks ago, Waiokeola Church’s organist, Gloria Faltstrom, asked whether I would be available to play a funeral at her church on February 24. The reason was that the family of the deceased had requested “Nimrod” as the postlude. … Continue reading

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Sneak peek!

Hey, want to have a sneak peek at what I’m going to be wearing on Saturday, March 3rd? Some of you may have seen my Facebook page about Ala Moana Shopping Center, where I’ve been going a lot lately. Business Insider … Continue reading

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The Lamb “warhorse”

Lately my Sunday morning routine is to do my usual 2 mile walk, and then return home to watch a livestream of Evensong from Duke University Chapel where former student Joey Fala is the Organ Scholar.Today’s anthem was Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice … Continue reading

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Prepping for Purcell

Enough of this jet lag! Just yesterday, I figured that I’d better start working on the music for next weekend’s Early Music Hawaii concert, especially since I was to attend my first rehearsal last night. The concert features Scott Fikse … Continue reading

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A Compline alumnus

It’s been four days since I returned home to Hawaii from Italy and I’ve crashed—hard. Talk about jet lag; this time has found me wandering around my apartment from midnight to 4 am, looking for food to eat, and conversely, … Continue reading

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