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The next generation of organists

This morning I went to the 8:00 am service at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu where two of my young students played the prelude and postlude. It was Faith and Arts Sunday, the day that members of the congregation showcase … Continue reading

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Family fun

I am sure that I have told you before that my siblings and I grew up without television. Oh, it was not because my parents were opposed to it—it was because our house was located in an area where television … Continue reading

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Lab Girl . . . everywhere I turn!

I was watching the PBS Newshour tonight, as I do every night, and there was an interview with Jeffrey Brown and Hope Jahren, a geobiologist who has won three Fulbrights and wrote a New York Times bestseller called Lab Girl, She has been … Continue reading

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Digging out from under

People have asked me about my “vacation,” and I feel like saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” or “I need to come back to work to relax!” In a nutshell, during my 30 nights away from Hawaii: At … Continue reading

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ALCM Opening Eucharist

One of the unique and most enjoyable activities of Association of Lutheran Church Musician (ALCM) conferences are the meaningful worship services, and this morning’s service was certainly on a par with other conference services. That meant hearing the thrilling sound of … Continue reading

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A family affair

We’ve scarcely been home for a couple of days, and trying to adjust to the 12-hour time difference between Hawaii and Europe, and we’ll soon have to think about traveling again. As Vice President of Region 4 of the Association … Continue reading

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Old Home Week

I think one of the most enjoyable aspects of being in an organization like the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians is the fellowship with our colleagues—people in the same boat. We’ve been members since their first national conference in 1987, … Continue reading

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Alleluia Mass this Sunday

This Sunday, June 26th, John Alexander will be away attending a niece’s graduation and he asked Carl to conduct the 8 am ensemble. That means you’ll have to put up with me playing the piano. Sorry! On the schedule will … Continue reading

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The Alleluia Mass

At LCH, there is such a wide variety of music which is offered, from ancient chant; to Renaissance polyphony; to the giant of the Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach; to music by present day composers.  You may find it surprising that … Continue reading

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