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The rock star of the organ world!

That’s what Iolani School teacher Lisa Preston posted about Joey Fala’s concert last night. “It was positively glorious! What a treat to hear this; if you’re not a fan of organ music, he’d convert you for sure. I was his … Continue reading

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Blue and red

I am a hopeless political junkie and we are once again in one of my favorite news cycles —a presidential campaign. I just love the debates, the polls, and the talk shows. And of course there’s a lot of talk about … Continue reading

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“Hallelujah” Chorus

“I hate this piece!” That’s what one of my organ students told me at her lesson yesterday, not just once, but several times.”I hate this piece! It’s just so hard!” Yes, this is a difficult piece for an organist to … Continue reading

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Not bug music!

I recently overheard someone was looking forward to hearing the upcoming Duruflé Requiem but wasn’t so excited about hearing a new work by American composer Frank Ferko (born 1950) which is on the first half of the program. This person … Continue reading

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Bridging the Centuries

You remember the legend of Sisyphus, don’t you?Sisyphus was a bad king whose punishment for his deceitfulness was to push a huge boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back to the bottom again. I had recalled this Greek myth … Continue reading

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A life of faith and music

Father William Kunisch was kind enough to send me the text of his funeral sermon for Carl Crosier, and I am happy to share it with you here. Homily for Carl Crosier’s Funeral Mass What makes a person leave everything … Continue reading

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At home mini-concert

On Sunday we entertained our first guests, er, they entertained us since my husband, Carl Crosier, was released to hospice care in our home. It was The Stark Family, who put on a most enjoyable mini-concert with all four members of the … Continue reading

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With grateful hearts

In the last few days, we have received scores of emails, text messages, cards and letters from colleagues, former choristers, friends and family from all over the country as my husband, Carl Crosier, enters hospice care. We would like to … Continue reading

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Moving forward

Thank you all for the moving tributes you have sent to my husband, Carl Crosier, as he faces hospice care for his pancreatic cancer. We are currently celebrating some small victories: today he was allowed to graduate to solid food … Continue reading

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Double, triple, quadruple!

Last Friday night, Early Music Hawaii presented a concert called “Oratorio,” 17th century sacred drama from Rome to Handel, in the reverberant acoustics of St. Theresa’s Co-Cathedral. Some of the town’s very best early musicians participated — and the dress … Continue reading

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