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Tag Archives: John McCreary
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
It was about 6:30 last night that I got a text message from John Renke, organist-choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Cathedral: I’m still sick. Maybe even worse. I want to plan ahead and see what your availability might be. There’s a huge service at … Continue reading
“Turning point,” “critical moment,” “decisive moment,” “moment of truth,” “pivotal moment” — these are some of the descriptions of the term defining moment — a point in your life when you made a very important decision or had an experience … Continue reading
This week is my last of “regular” chapel services at Iolani School, and Chaplain Dan Leatherman surprised me yesterday at the 7th-8th grade chapel by calling me out and giving me a lei in front of the whole assembly. Part of … Continue reading
In my last post, I told you that I’m playing in the Iolani School Spring Concert next Friday, and as such, I’m playing from the same musical scores that my predecessor, John McCreary, played from. For you non-musicians, we often … Continue reading
Last night, I was with “my peeps” — the members of the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists. Our Dean, John Renke, hosted a New Year’s reception at the Pacific Club, and during the evening, a photo was taken … Continue reading
I finally got a chance to sit down and read the December 2014 issue of The American Organist (also known as TAO) and a few names jumped out at me. The first one which caught my eye was the picture … Continue reading
What could be more simple? Just turning the page from one to the next while someone else plays the music. Judging from the number of comments I received on my post about the Arvo Pärt piece I played last week for … Continue reading
Over the last twenty years, I have worked with my colleague at Iolani School, choral conductor John Alexander. Up to last year, I accompanied only the Lower School Choir which sings for chapel every Friday, but last year I became the organ accompanist … Continue reading