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On Saturday afternoon I attended the Honolulu Handbell Ensemble concert at LCH which featured all four members of the Stark Family in combination with handbells. Director Young Pak put together a most enjoyable program on the theme “Peace;” nearly all of the … Continue reading
Ordinarily I refrain from identifying children in this blog, but when this girl’s parents posted this video to YouTube, I figured that it’s okay. (And I got specific permission as well.) The video is of eight-year-old Sophia Stark, daughter of … Continue reading
This weekend I’m going to two, count ’em, two vocal and instrumental concerts at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, featuring two performers who are husband-and-wife teams. The first will be Friday night at 7:30pm and will be presented by Early Music Hawaii. … Continue reading
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
Last week was a week of calm for me since I wasn’t able to teach any organ lessons — the reason being was that we hosted organbuilder Hans-Ulrich Erbsloeh from Hamburg, Germany and his colleague, Bernharndt Becker, while they replaced … Continue reading
Over the past three years, I have written many posts about Georgine and Darel Stark, who have been major players in the music program at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu — she a soprano, and he a violinist. Georgine just … Continue reading
From the time I played my last church service on Christmas Day until last Saturday when I played for a funeral, I didn’t touch an organ keyboard. So I was understandably rusty — my fingers did not feel as though … Continue reading
Certainly another highlight of this last Christmas was the multi-talented Stark family with its rendition of Katherine K. Davis’ popular “Carol of the Drum,” also known as “Little Drummer Boy.” They performed this piece as the Call to Worship at … Continue reading
What a week itʻs been! but now that it’s Monday as I write this, we can feel the afterglow of the Glorious Gabrieli concert on September 29th, which on all accounts, was a glorious success. A bunch of LCHers were … Continue reading
Can you believe it’s been almost two years since we celebrated Claudio Monteverdi’s 400th anniversary with two ground-breaking performances of his Vespers of 1610? Now we will celebrate the music of Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612), and this time it’s the 400th anniversary … Continue reading