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Living stones

Perhaps no church music program had a greater influence on the late Carl Crosier than that of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. As a student at the University of Washington, he attended the weekly Compline service in the mid-60s … Continue reading

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Aloha and Welcome, Todd and Jennifer!

It all started with an inquiry to my Ionian Arts email account last January 28th, 2016: Dear Mrs. Crosier, I found your email address on the Ionian Arts website. I hope it is O.K. to contact you. My wife and I may be … Continue reading

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Hallock, Lamentations of Jeremiah

It’s Saturday morning, and my usual custom upon waking is to retrieve the daily newspaper hanging on my door. I may be one of those rare persons who turns to the Religion Section on Saturdays first — to find if I … Continue reading

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Visiting firemen

From time to time, my late husband, Carl Crosier, used what I deemed “quaint” or “old-fashioned” American expressions. For example, he used to refer to our undeveloped basement in Kaneohe as “the back forty.” When something was not quite right, … 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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Peter Hallock photo album

Here is a slideshow I put together of Peter’s 85th birthday party, against the backdrop of his Fall City home, and music “To the supreme being.” From the more than thirty years that we have known Peter Hallock, we have … Continue reading

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Unsung hero

If there was one unsung hero throughout our musical career over these many years, it would certainly be Eric Doescher, who along with his wife Linden, did all of the “grunt” work and much, much more for our many endeavors, both … Continue reading

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The voice of Ionian Arts

Word was received yesterday, that Jeane Turnell passed away peacefully, at the age of 94. Chances are, you didn’t know Jeane — but she was for more than twenty years, the nice lady who answered the phone when you called … Continue reading

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Compline Underground

Not too long ago, we were contacted by Ken Peterson, a singer in the Seattle Compline choir, for information about the Compline service at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Ken writes an excellent blog, Compline Underground, and he is beginning … Continue reading

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Music for “The Last Judgment”

In the month of November, the lectionary focuses on The End of Time. and I couldn’t help but think about the music last season. Just about this time last year, we gave two ground-breaking performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 … Continue reading

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