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In with the bigwigs

Last Saturday night, I attended the Oahu Choral Society’s 20th Annual “Vivace” fundraiser and was I ever surprised to find myself seated at the head table! To my immediate right was Karen Kennedy, a choral directing legend in this town, … Continue reading

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RIP Andrew Eckard

Word has been received that Andrew Eckard has lost his battle with a brain tumor. From the time he joined the Honolulu Symphony in 1996 as Associate Principal Cellist, Drew was also a member of the Bach Chamber Orchestra and … Continue reading

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A joyful reunion

Way back in April, I wrote a post called “An embarrassment of riches” and described the musical treasures at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu— its two Beckerath organs, two harpsichords, two sets of handbells, Grotrien grand piano, etc. — but … Continue reading

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The symphony is back!

The buzz this whole week has been about the emotional homecoming the symphony musicians received at the inaugural concerts of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra. There have been numerous articles and reviews in the newspaper, radio and television, and I have … Continue reading

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The new Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra and LCH

At the announcement time last Sunday, Pastor Jeff Lilley asked parishioners to support the new Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra by buying tickets to their concerts and said there would be a group of LCHers going to one of the concerts together. … Continue reading

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A second chance

In previous posts, I wrote about the importance of professional musicians to the musical life of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu — not only the instrumentalists for Christmas and Easter, but also for our Abendmusiken series and Bach Vespers.  Check … Continue reading

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It takes a congregation . . .

was the title of a piece I wrote for the church newsletter a few weeks before our performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in the year 2000. At that time, I wrote: “The St. Matthew Passion performances are quite possibly the … Continue reading

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With imagination and energy, we can have an orchestra

An article with this title was published by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, but its content was edited. Here is the original article as written by Howard E. Daniel. We ask that you pass it along to all your FaceBook and Twitter … Continue reading

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