Category Archives: Katherine Crosier

The Haydn little organ

There will be one moment in tomorrow’s Thirteenth Annual Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Festival concert where I’ll get a chance to “shine” (either that, or be a flop!), and that is in the Benedictus movement of Haydn’s Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert!

Hey! Don’t read this post if you are going to Sunday’s Hawaii Vocal Masterworks Festival performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you! In case you want to know what I’m talking about, you need … Continue reading

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Drowning in Purcell

Yesterday I thought I was drowning in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas—I was completely overwhelmed! You see, after flying home on Saturday night after 12 days in California to meet my first grandchild, I went to a choral rehearsal the very … Continue reading

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Jumping in

I am scheduled to return home from playing Grandma tomorrow night, but I will have to jump right in to get ready for next weekend’s gig—the Hawaii Masterworks Festival concert on Sunday afternoon, June 25 at 4:00 pm at the … 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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Baby Mozart

Wha-at?! The sound coming from the next room was unmistakably Mozart, but where it was coming from was my son’s living room, the most unlikely of places! Indeed, my daughter-in-law had researched the influence of the music of Mozart upon … 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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Taking the organ to the people

A couple of days ago I was surprised to get more than 60 “Likes” when I posted this photo of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists after our Annual Dinner Meeting at the Mandalay Restaurant. I’m guessing that people … Continue reading

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An organist in the Neighborhood

Yesterday, I received the following post from Happiness Heroes and shared it on my Facebook wall. In 1969, Mr. Rogers gave the following emotional plea to a Senate Subcommittee. Nixon was trying to cut funding for PBS. Mr. Rogers was trying … Continue reading

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We did this!

Thanks to the miracle of the Internet and Facebook, I was able to catch a glimpse of my former student, Joey Fala, at the Yale commencement ceremonies held last week as he was granted a Master of Music degree in … Continue reading

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