Category Archives: Monteverdi Vespers

Spectacular Vespers!

Last night’s performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 capped off a spectacular day and was for me the perfect end of the Boston Early Music Festival. (The Festival does not end until Sunday but it is the end for me because I am traveling … Continue reading

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One if by land, two if by sea

  One if by land, two if by sea was the phrase coined by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his famous poem about the American revolutionaries. It described the signal Paul Revere was to give to indicate the means by which … Continue reading

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Singing in Bach’s church

Do you remember Derek Chester? He was one of three tenors who came to Honolulu in 2010 to sing in our performances of the Monteverdi Vespers, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the work. Derek recently wrote a blog about his experiences in … Continue reading

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Remembering Monteverdi

It was just about three years ago, that the Lutheran Church of Honolulu launched its historic performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. You may remember how miraculous those performances were, in that the whole production, from conception to closing night, was … Continue reading

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Aloha, Rob Lloyd

Last night we bid “Aloha” to Pastor Rob Lloyd, husband of organist Margaret Lloyd, at Central Union Church. His obituary appeared in yesterday’s Star-Advertiser, but for those of you who have moved away from Hawaii and knew Rob, you might … Continue reading

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Reaching into the distant past

My husband, Carl, just came back from a ten-day business trip to Philadelphia and Boston but took the opportunity to meet up with some long-lost friends — some of whom he had not seen in DECADES and all who had … Continue reading

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The kingdoms of Castile

Just yesterday, my husband, Carl, told me to get the guest room ready for another houseguest. This time we will be hosting a member of El Mundo, an early music ensemble which will be giving a concert at the Lutheran … Continue reading

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Carl Crosier’s Night

Last night was the Vivace! fundraiser for the Oahu Choral Society, a night in which the musical accomplishments of Carl Crosier were honored and celebrated. Held at the Honolulu International Club, the theme was Monte Carlo — and it was fun … Continue reading

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Vivace! 2012 to honor Carl Crosier

Some of you may have received an email message from the Oahu Choral Society about their spring fundraising banquet and silent auction on March 10th. The Oahu Choral Society sponsors all the activities of the Honolulu Symphony Chorus and the … Continue reading

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A miracle by any measure

We have just now received word that our May 13-14 performances of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor were a success in every way — we knew that they were an artistic triumph, but now we have just learned that … Continue reading

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