Tag Archives: Gerre Hancock

Come, holy spirit

Tomorrow, May 15, is the Feast of the Pentecost, and I was so glad to read that the Men’s Schola will be performing Peter Hallock’s “Come holy spirit” for Evensong at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 5:30 pm. Did you know that … Continue reading

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Discovering Hallock anew

Last night I had dinner with Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin, who are in Hawaii on vacation. You may recall that the first time I wrote about them was in my post “A break from Bach,” in which I recounted their visit to our … Continue reading

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St. Thomas NYC

Two nights ago we heard the St. Thomas Leipzig choir in concert, and last night we heard the St. Thomas New York City sing. I first am surprised that we have heard two American choirs (Valparaiso University being the other … Continue reading

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“Unforgettably beautiful”

From the ridiculous to the sublime . . . as I transition from my last post on cell phones in church to something more cerebral . . . As I may have mentioned before, I subscribe to an electronic mailing … Continue reading

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A giant in church music

Today is the Solemn Requiem for Gerre Hancock, formerly organist and choirmaster of St. Thomas Church in New York City for over thirty years. One tribute said, “He was one of the greatest church musicians of our time and inspired generations … Continue reading

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A break from Bach

“You guys need a break from Bach!” our friends Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin said to us last night while having dinner at our condo. Carl thinks he first met Michael while he was the assistant organist to Gerre Hancock … Continue reading

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Famous organists visit LCH

Sooner or later, nearly everyone gets to Hawaii. We’ve said that for family, friends, relatives, and organists.  We at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu are especially fortunate to have hosted some of the great organists of the world, and I’m … Continue reading

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