Category Archives: Katherine Crosier

Pure energy and exhilaration!

Pure energy and exhilaration… that’s how I would describe tonight’s Oahu Choral Society’s concert with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. I came away breathless, my heart racing with a spring in my step! The music, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff’s … Continue reading

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11 time zones away

What time is it in the U.K.? I typed this in my browser repeatedly last night to make sure I knew what time it was in England. You see, I was counting down the minutes it would be exactly April … 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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Holy cow!

Holy cow! An expression of surprise which is mostly used in the United States, Canada, Australia and England—and a euphemism for “Holy Christ,” according to Wikipedia. And that’s what my friend, Karl Bachman, said to me upon hearing the last … Continue reading

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A rite of passage

Getting your driver’s license … Graduating from high school … Getting married … Having your first child. These are rites of passage, major life events which have been defined as “a ceremony or event marking an important stage in someone’s … Continue reading

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Like a duck to water

​One of my students is giving his very first organ recital—Steven Richardson Severin will play on the Sunday after Easter, April 8 at 2:00 pm at Central Union Church. However, he is no novice; he came to me with Bachelor’s … Continue reading

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Never been more proud

Several of my organ students have been in the news lately, and I have never been more proud! Oh, they weren’t in the news because of their organ playing—and that’s perfectly okay. But the fact that they also happen to … Continue reading

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Cinderella night

You know the story of Cinderella, right? It’s the story of a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances, who gets to dance with the prince at the ball, then loses her glass slipper. If you check Wikipedia, Cinderella can be … Continue reading

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The song has not ended …

Last Saturday I attended the funeral for Neva Rego, where Star of the Sea Church was filled with Neva’s students, friends and family.  David Free graciously agreed to share his eulogy with readers of my blog.  The song has not ended—the … Continue reading

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Our beloved poet laureate

If ever the Lutheran Church of Honolulu were to name a poet laureate, hands down it would be Pastor Fritz Fritschel. He was for many years the Assisting Pastor and was known for his use of frog puppets—all with names … Continue reading

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