Tag Archives: Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

43 years later

This morning I was back as an organ substitute at the Church of Holy Nativity, where I played under director Keane Ishii. He announced to the choir that my husband Carl and I were like his “parents in music,” (see my previous … Continue reading

Posted in Katherine Crosier | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have shoes, will travel!

Have you ever heard the term “circuit rider?” It referred to clergy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the United States who traveled from church to church to organize congregations. It was especially prevalent in places where there was … Continue reading

Posted in J. S. Bach, Katherine Crosier | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New beginnings

Today Naomi Castro posted this photo of bass Keane Ishii on her FaceBook page with the news that he has accepted the position of choir director of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. She wrote: Bittersweet times this rehearsal. Saying goodbye to my … Continue reading

Posted in Carl Crosier, Choral Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Accompanying the choir

  Along with playing for services, organists are frequently called to accompany choirs. I myself started accompanying choirs when I was fifteen and got my first church job at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burbank, CA. (I was paid $66.67 a month … Continue reading

Posted in Choral Music, Katherine Crosier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment