Tag Archives: Karen Leatherman

Why the organ?

I’m preparing my young organ students for a recital just two weeks away now, and as part of the printed program, I’m including short bios. One question I’m asking all of them is: “Out of all the musical instruments, why … Continue reading

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High energy Greg Zelek!

All this political talk of “low energy” is in sharp contrast to the weekend we had with organist Greg Zelek — definitely high energy! On Friday night, I invited the members of the AGO Executive Board for a “meet and … Continue reading

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Beginnings and endings

September is the traditional month for starting the school year. (However, in Hawaii, as in other locations, school has been starting earlier and earlier, and in fact started in July this summer!) September is also the month in which musical … Continue reading

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Magnificent Joey!

From all accounts, last night’s 40th anniversary of the Beckerath organ was a grand and glorious occasion and the church should feel extremely proud to have put on a first class act. From Joey Fala’s stunning and magnificent playing, to … Continue reading

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Carl’s final gift

Over and over, people came up to tell me that they felt that Carl Crosier had given Honolulu a final gift — the music at his funeral mass and the whole experience was so achingly beautiful and so uplifting that they … Continue reading

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Beautiful concert, beautiful playing

Shivers of delight ran up and down my spine yesterday as I was listening to the concert by former student, Joey Fala, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. I was in amazement at his musical maturity, and the ease with which he … Continue reading

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