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Standing ovation for Perfect Purcell 

Fantastic Early Music Hawaii concert at LCH tonight! Congratulations and thank you to Scott Fikse for leading the charge, Katherine Crosier and the orchestra for great music and the singers, notably Naomi Castro, Keane Ishii, Karol Nowicki, Sarah Lambert Connelly, … Continue reading

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Double duty

Tonight was our dress rehearsal for tomorrow night’s all-Purcell Early Music Hawaii concert at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. It was the first and last time all the players and singers came together to rehearse this glorious music before the concert. Contrary … Continue reading

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Prepping for Purcell

Enough of this jet lag! Just yesterday, I figured that I’d better start working on the music for next weekend’s Early Music Hawaii concert, especially since I was to attend my first rehearsal last night. The concert features Scott Fikse … Continue reading

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Swan dive!

How many times have I stepped off the organ platform at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu? A zillion times, to be sure.  But tonight after the Early Music Hawaii concert (which went very well, by the way), I misjudged the … Continue reading

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Familiar, yet different

Last night, I attended Compline at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu which was the first time I’ve been to the service since Carl Crosier sang his last Compline service on August 14, 2011. The weekly service was discontinued in 2012, after … Continue reading

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Toe-tapping music

Monday night was Dana Marsh‘s first rehearsal conducting the Early Music Hawaii choir for its upcoming concert, “Spain & The New World,” which will take place on Saturday, September 24th at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, at 7:30 pm. Poor Dana—he had been … Continue reading

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Switching gears

Okay, I haven’t yet recovered from jet lag, but it’s now time to switch gears. From French music and organs, now I have to think “Spanish,” for the upcoming Early Music Hawaii concert, Saturday, September 24th. It’s a concert called … Continue reading

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A time to remember

It’s Memorial Day weekend and a time to remember our loved ones. It all started last night when I had a rehearsal with Naomi Castro and the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble for their upcoming Masterworks Festival (June 19th) and tour to Ireland … Continue reading

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Early Music in Kona

Was worth driving over hundred miles to hear an exquisite musical event. The interweaving voices and exceptional blend in a carpeted church was an experience of aural beauty. I’m still in awe of what you accomplished. I’m especially happy I didn’t … Continue reading

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Hilarity behind the scenes

We were just about ready to go on stage last night when Jeremy Wong took this picture of the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers. We were talking about next weekend when we will all travel to Kona on the Big Island to … Continue reading

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