Tag Archives: Compline Choir

Mysticism and the sense of the sacred

When one steps inside St. Mark’s Cathedral Seattle and attends a worship service, one is immediately struck by the fact that … “this is a sacred and holy space; something mystical and magical happens here.” It is the huge space, the … Continue reading

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Laetare

So the whole reason that I’m here in Seattle was to attend the dedication of the Compline Window to the Glory of God and to the memory of Peter R. Hallock. It was just then coincidental that the Compline Choir … Continue reading

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Alone at St. Mark’s

I took the red eye flight out of Honolulu last night and arrived in Seattle early this morning. Because I couldn’t check into the B&B until later in the afternoon, I walked over to St. Mark’s Cathedral a few blocks … Continue reading

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Living stones

Perhaps no church music program had a greater influence on the late Carl Crosier than that of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. As a student at the University of Washington, he attended the weekly Compline service in the mid-60s … Continue reading

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Buried treasure

In my last post, I mentioned my houseguest, Jason Anderson, the second director of the Seattle Compline Choir. You may recall from a previous post that Jason wrote his doctoral dissertation on the life and works of composer Peter Hallock and became his … Continue reading

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Lives touched by others

Today, Jason Anderson posted James Weaver‘s obituary from the WYDaily.com, the local newspaper from Williamsburg, VA. You may recall from my last post about necrology, that Jim’s name was the last name read Sunday night at Compline, and that his death was … Continue reading

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Necrology

I guess I had never heard the word “necrology” before (I could not have used the word in a sentence!) until I took a job as a parish administrator in an Episcopal church in 2004. It refers to a list of people … Continue reading

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Carl Crosier Fête

Last fall, I mentioned that there would be a gathering of Carl Crosier’s relatives and friends in the Northwest sometime in the spring. And that day turned out to be Saturday, May 9th at Chez Hallock, as Peter Hallock’s former … Continue reading

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Upcoming Crosier-Hallock weekend

You may recall from last summer when I wrote about all the memorial events for Carl Crosier, there was even going to be one held on the mainland. In fact, there will be a whole weekend, May 9-10, 2015 of remembering … Continue reading

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Hallock, Lamentations of Jeremiah

It’s Saturday morning, and my usual custom upon waking is to retrieve the daily newspaper hanging on my door. I may be one of those rare persons who turns to the Religion Section on Saturdays first — to find if I … Continue reading

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