Tag Archives: Joey Fala

The real unsung heroes

From time to time, I have written posts about organists being a dying breed—we are few and far between, and going the way of the dodo bird. Fewer students learn how to play the organ, and it’s just not possible … Continue reading

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Secret mission 

  Shhhh! Don’t tell Joey! This was a title of an email I sent to Bob Alder and Rick Mazurowski, two members of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists who live on the Big Island and in charge of … Continue reading

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Like going into someone else’s kitchen

Today the Hawaii Tribune-Herald newspaper on the Big Island published a story by Katie Young Yamanaka about our homeboy, Joey Fala, and his upcoming recital at the Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Sunday, March 12th at 3:00 pm. I was surprised that … Continue reading

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Organ music in a Buddhist temple!

This weekend, Joey Fala will play a concert at Higashi Hongwanji Mission in Hilo on the Big Island. According to Bob Alder, who does electronic organ service in Hawaii and is underwriting Joey’s transportation to Hilo through his firm, Church Organs … Continue reading

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The next generation of organists

This morning I went to the 8:00 am service at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu where two of my young students played the prelude and postlude. It was Faith and Arts Sunday, the day that members of the congregation showcase … Continue reading

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If you’re in D.C. this weekend …

My former student, Joey Fala, will be playing an organ recital at the Washington National Cathedral this Sunday, February 26 at 5:15 pm. I took a screen shot of the web page, but if you would like to see it for yourself, … Continue reading

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Joey Fala at Woolsey Hall

Drum roll, please … Here is the video for fantastic Joey Fala at the Woolsey Hall organ at Yale University for his graduate organ recital! Here’s the program, with notes found on the internet: Edward Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance, March … Continue reading

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In the news

This morning I’m watching the news about the big snowstorm in the Northeast—I guess I left just in the nick of time! It was the first time I took a nonstop flight directly to Honolulu from Newark—11-1/2 hours, in which … Continue reading

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Absolutely magnificent!

Tonight was former student Joey Fala’s final graduate recital at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree. Being here has been the greatest thrill of my life, as it must have … Continue reading

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Sunday at St. Paul’s

Chills ran up and down my spine as I sat in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green, in Norwalk, CT, where former student, Joey Fala, is the Organ Scholar.  For me hearing him play a liturgical service, masterfully improvising … Continue reading

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