Tag Archives: Jeff Lilley

Not “if” but “when”

This afternoon, many of us received this shocking news from St. Andrew’s Cathedral: According to a follow-up story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Dean Walter Brownridge said damage to two stained-glass windows was estimated at $8,000 each. “The incident marked the second apparent vandalism … Continue reading

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Glorious St. Paul’s Service

Last night before the Joint Evensong with the combined St. Andrew’s Cathedral and Lutheran Church of Honolulu choirs, director Scott Fikse posted on Facebook: “Come hear two of the finest choirs in Hawaii combine forces for Evensong at St. Andrew’s … Continue reading

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The Beckerath B.C. (Before Carl)

On Sunday night, Pastor Jeff Lilley acknowledged the congregation of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu for having the vision and then supporting the vision of a fine music program with a quality tracker organ. And in a Facebook conversation, someone marveled … Continue reading

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The lost returns home

Last week after Carl returned home from the hospital, we got a message on the blog from the mother of the patient across the hall. Aloha Kathy and Carl,     It was good to see [you] at Straub across the hall … Continue reading

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A cool encore

It was Carl Crosier’s idea that I play Bach’s monumental six-voice chorale motet, Aus tiefer Not from the Clavierübung, Part III as the encore for my first Great Eighteen Chorales concert. In previous posts, I mentioned that this is one … Continue reading

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Don’t rain on our parade!

Today a reminder email was sent to the parishioners of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu about the shindig to celebrate my 35 years as organist — a party on Sunday, April 14th from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. If you look … Continue reading

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A surprise performer!

This afternoon was the annual Children’s Benefit Concert at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu — always presented during Lent which not only showcases the talented children of LCH but also raises money for a good cause. For the past seven … Continue reading

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Unscripted

Some of life’s best moments are unscripted — if you tried to plan these things in real life, they wouldn’t have worked out so well or with such great timing. Such a moment happened during the Christmas Day service, my … Continue reading

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Beware the Organ Killer!

On Monday morning, I needed to drop by LCH to pick up a Christmas carol book because Carl Crosier was going to be playing the piano for a school fundraiser. I ran into the guys from Aloha Roofing (who are … Continue reading

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Countercultural Advent, take two

A year ago, I wrote a post called “Countercultural Advent,” in which I expressed the idea that we in liturgical churches are really contrary to the mainstream — namely, that we don’t sing Christmas carols until Christmas Eve, and the … Continue reading

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