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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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The Hallock legacy in Hawaii

Editor’s Note: Today I’ve turned this column over to my local consultant following the death of Peter Hallock. How does one properly acknowledge a person who ultimately influenced your life in such a profound way that it totally informed the … Continue reading

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Tributes pour in

Psalm 23 from the Ionian Psalter, conducted by Carl Crosier Since Peter Hallock‘s death last Sunday, the tributes have been pouring in for this extraordinary church musician and mystic. Especially poignant and touching was the Office of Compline for April … Continue reading

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Whatever did we do… ?

without smartphones and the Internet? Eric Doescher, whom I wrote about in the last post, reminded me of the summer of 1999 when Carl Crosier attended Dennis Keane’s workshop on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in preparation for the Honolulu performances. … 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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Worship at ALCM

I think that one of the things that sets Association of Lutheran Church Musicians conferences apart from other meetings of professional musicians, like American Guild of Organists conventions, is in its emphasis, number and variety of worship services. I had … Continue reading

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Jason Anderson, Compline Choir director

This week we are hosting Jason Anderson, director of the Compline Choir of St. Mark’s Cathedral — Peter Hallock’s hand-picked successor to the men’s choir he founded over 50 years ago in Seattle, WA. A native of Indiana, Jason first … 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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Nothing like a new coat of paint

There is nothing like a new coat of paint to jumpstart the new choir season! Today when I met with Miguel Felipe to help him type his first LCH bulletin, I couldn’t help but notice that the Music Director’s office … Continue reading

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The next big push

I can’t believe it, but we are getting ready to go on another trip. AGAIN. Next Friday we’ll leave for Seattle, WA for the national biennial conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians.  Carl and I have attended ALCM conferences … Continue reading

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