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14,000+ chapel services

Over 14,000 chapel services, plus weddings, funerals and other services—that’s the estimate of the number of events which have taken place at the Robert Shipman Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou School campus since it was built fifty years ago. Before … Continue reading

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A life of leisure … NOT!

Last Sunday about 4:00 pm after I had just settled into my seat at the Symphony concert and before the music began, my phone vibrated, indicating that I had a new email message. It was from Chandra Peters, the chapel … Continue reading

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Aloha, Lorna

Over the Easter weekend, we bid ‘Aloha’ to singer Lorna Mount, who with her husband, John, moved to Hawaii in 1975. As described by her family, Lorna was charismatic, energetic, always laughing, had the gift of gab, and when she … Continue reading

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BIG SING is Big Success!

All over town, events were being cancelled because of the threat of Hurricane Ana to the Hawaiian Islands. But the planners of the BIG SING event for the local chapter of the American Choral Directors Association decided to go ahead as … Continue reading

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HIKI NŌ — Can Do!

One of the things I’ve enjoyed since retiring from church music are my Thursday nights — no more Thursday night rehearsals! And one of our favorite programs we’ve enjoyed watching on Thursday nights is a local public television show called … Continue reading

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A mountaintop experience

Out of the many compliments I received for my concert, I was especially honored to receive this one from Beebe Freitas, one of the most respected musicians in Honolulu, and one of the few to be designated a Living Treasure … Continue reading

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