Tag Archives: David Newman

Verdi Requiem

In spite of the fact that the Oahu Choral Society scheduled its performance of the Verdi Requiem on a Thursday night, (and the Thursday before Palm Sunday at that!), there was certainly a decent audience. (Don’t they know that God … Continue reading

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A virtual interview

About a week ago, I got an email from Jason Anderson, about whom I’ve written posts as he is Peter Hallock’s successor as the director of the Compline Choir in Seattle. You may also remember that Jason was Peter’s biographer and … Continue reading

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Still abuzz about Bach

We are continuing to receive notes of thanks and accolades for our two performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor last weekend. And I must admit I still have some of those choruses running through my head! I believe that … Continue reading

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Bach Program Book

It’s been said that you never find mistakes in your work until 1000 copies are printed. That adage was certainly true of the program booklet I designed for the Bach Mass in B Minor. No matter how many times Carl … Continue reading

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A new high

Aside from a chair falling over in between movements, last night’s opening performance of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor was perfect in every way. Maestro Carl Crosier set the pace with a grand opening Kyrie followed by a series … Continue reading

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David Newman and the first orchestra rehearsal

We didn’t get home last night until 11 pm from transforming the church into a concert hall, so it was pretty hard getting up this morning at our usual 5 am. We had to make one more airport run to … Continue reading

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