Tag Archives: David Del Rocco

Too many balls!

It was bound to happen on a day like today—I had six appointments scheduled in six different locations (!) and I thought I was prepared. My day was supposed to start with an early morning board meeting of Early Music … Continue reading

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Clavierübung—so many notes!

Yesterday I have to admit that the period between 5:30 and 6:15 pm was pretty frantic. I actually had a relaxing day, as my only task was to find a piece of jewelry to wear to dress up my outfit. And … Continue reading

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No train wrecks!

Tonight was the dress rehearsal for my Bach Clavierübung concert and I am happy to report there were no train wrecks—at least in my part! As you will see in the program, this body of Bach’s chorale preludes are among … Continue reading

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Familiar, yet different

Last night, I attended Compline at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu which was the first time I’ve been to the service since Carl Crosier sang his last Compline service on August 14, 2011. The weekly service was discontinued in 2012, after … 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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Aloha, Patricia Chamberlain (1926-2012)

On Wednesday night, I and a few other folks from LCH attended the Spring Concert of St. Andrew’s Priory choirs conducted by our own Naomi Castro, with Carl Crosier, accompanist. Randy Castello (one of the LCH tenors) turned to me and … Continue reading

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Lowering the demographics

Last season I started to write about some of the newer members of the LCH Choir (check out my posts on Heidi Shimada and Nicole Masaki) and today I’m going to tell you about our newest (and youngest!) chorister in … Continue reading

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St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr

Today’s morning services were in the Lessons and Carols format focused on St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr. At the 8:00 am service, the carols were all congregational, but even though we woke up at 5 am this morning, and found … Continue reading

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