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Welcome, home!

Today marked the third year I have hosted a lunch for my former organ students who are away at college on the mainland but home for Christmas in Hawaii. We could have had as many as six (or seven!) students there, … Continue reading

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Former students’ luncheon

Yesterday I hosted a luncheon for my former students who are home from college for Christmas vacation and although it was a smaller group from last year, what a joyful and high energy reunion it was! Because I just came … Continue reading

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Baby’s coming out party

Yesterday, one day after the magnificent 40th Anniversary celebration of the Beckerath organ, twenty members of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists came to “The Marble Palace in the Sky,” (my condo) — for the members’ annual … Continue reading

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Flip-flops? No, slippers!

Gales of laughter and trading of “war stories” — this is what I enjoyed most about the luncheon I gave yesterday for four of my former organ students, home for the holidays from college. “All the congregations I’ve played for … 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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Organists don’t retire . . .

Organists don’t retire — they just keep substituting! Even before the tragic event of her husband’s death, Margaret Lloyd had contracted me to play the 7 am service at Central Union Church some time ago since she was still going … Continue reading

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The strife is o’er

  And with these words from my Iolani colleague, John Alexander (and former LCH pianist), came the news that our colleague and friend, John McCreary, passed from this earthly life to life with the angels, and is now conducting the … Continue reading

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The best surprise

When we found out that a Lei Shower and reception were going to be held on my last Sunday, needless to say our biggest disappointment was that my husband, Carl, would not be there because of his commitment to sing … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Organ Concert

If you are a reader of the Star-Advertiser newspaper, you may have seen my photo of Jordan McCreary in last Saturday’s edition. Yes, it’s time for the 23rd Annual Midsummer Night’s Organ Concert at Central Union Church, next Sunday, August … Continue reading

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Zounds! the zimbelstern

When Carl Crosier retired as Cantor from the Lutheran Church of Honolulu after 38 years, he decided that his first Christmas out of church music would be spent with our family on the mainland — which meant that I would … Continue reading

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