Tag Archives: Joseph Hansen

Back at the Three Choirs Festival

I took the train into Worcester yesterday, the site of the Three Choirs Festival this year. I booked my hotel, The Cardinal’s Hat Inn, a year ago at the end of last year’s Festival in Gloucester, because I so enjoyed … Continue reading

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Five countries, five currencies!

The last few days I have been preparing for my month-long sojourn in Europe which begins on Saturday, and in fact, I started packing and re-packing my suitcase about a week ago. I’m trying to take as little as possible, bearing … Continue reading

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A needle in a haystack

a needle in a haystack something that is almost impossible to find because it is hidden among so many other things For weeks now, I have been looking for something — something I was pretty sure I had, but I … Continue reading

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Carl’s unique voice

Okay, I admit that when I was listening to Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” last night at the Evening Prayer service to honor Carl, I was missing something — and that was hearing Carl’s voice sing the top part as he … Continue reading

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Pie Jesu

Today we laid Canon Organist Emeritus John McCreary to rest. The other day when I brought dinner to Betsy, his widow, she invited our houseguest, John Graham, and Carl and myself to the viewing and burial. (John was buried with … Continue reading

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Total triumph

A standing-room only crowd basked in the brilliance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor last night, Carl Crosier’s last concert as cantor of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. At 3:43 pm, LCH webmaster, Bill Potter, sent an email saying the … Continue reading

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Crescendo! honoring Gloria Moore Faltstrom

Tonight Carl and I attended the Crescendo! fundraiser for the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, honoring Gloria Moore Faltstrom. Gloria was Carl’s immediate predecessor as organist of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, but then became organist of Waiokeola Congregational Church where … Continue reading

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A terrible conductor!

This was Carl’s confession yesterday during the Adult Forum when assessing his abilities to conduct the choir in the early days. He explained that he was originally hired as the organist in December 1972, but that when music director Joseph … Continue reading

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History of the LCH music program

This Sunday it will be Carl Crosier’s turn to address the Adult Forum, and the topic he has been asked to speak on is the history of the liturgical worship at LCH. In an earlier post, I wrote about the … Continue reading

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