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43 years later

This morning I was back as an organ substitute at the Church of Holy Nativity, where I played under director Keane Ishii. He announced to the choir that my husband Carl and I were like his “parents in music,” (see my previous … Continue reading

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A time to remember

It’s Memorial Day weekend and a time to remember our loved ones. It all started last night when I had a rehearsal with Naomi Castro and the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble for their upcoming Masterworks Festival (June 19th) and tour to Ireland … Continue reading

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Baccalaureate time

One of my students is playing for the upcoming baccalaureate service for Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic all-girls school here in Honolulu, and asked me to help her with organ registration. It was the first time I had ever been … Continue reading

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My last Baccalaureate

Tonight was the Iolani School Class of 2015 Baccalaureate service — my twenty-first* and my last as Chapel Organist — and I couldn’t help but think back to my own Baccalaureate, long ago at the Burbank Starlight Bowl, where I … Continue reading

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Sisyphus

This past weekend I played the Baccalaureate service at Iolani School, as I have done for the last 20 years. And every time I do, I can’t help but think back to my own high school baccalaureate which I played … Continue reading

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A triple-header Sunday

Yesterday was a triple-header Sunday as I played three big services — two in the morning at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and one last night at St. Alban’s Chapel for Iolani School’s Baccalaureate. Except for the communion and postludes in the … Continue reading

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