Tag Archives: Keane Ishii

Upcoming Surround Sound

I just finished the postcard for the upcoming Early Music Hawaii concert and thought I’d give you a sneak peek while it is at the printshop. Just in case you didn’t recognize the scene, it’s a drawing of the Thomaskirche in … Continue reading

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Going through the haystack

Yesterday I went through my 20,000+ plus digital photos specifically looking for pictures of Carl Crosier and Peter Hallock — all in preparation for my upcoming trip to Seattle where we will celebrate the lives of both men — and I came … Continue reading

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“We are going on a journey…”

I got back from Kona last night after a grueling three-hour dress rehearsal and then a short break before a sold-out performance of the Kona Choral Society concert (Schubert, Mass in G and Handel, Messiah). Unfortunately the dress rehearsal and … Continue reading

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On to Kona

This weekend I am looking forward to joining the Kona Choral Society in their performance of Schubert, Mass in G and Handel, Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 7th at 4:00 pm at the Sheraton Keauhou Resort. The concert marks the choir’s … Continue reading

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The organ whisperer

So yesterday I was feeling just a tad smug when I read this posting on the Facebook Organists Association page: So, while having breakfast with my pastor today, he takes out his iPhone and begins playing recordings of me that … Continue reading

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Bridging the Centuries

You remember the legend of Sisyphus, don’t you?Sisyphus was a bad king whose punishment for his deceitfulness was to push a huge boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back to the bottom again. I had recalled this Greek myth … Continue reading

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A week of remembrance

All Saints was last weekend, but it has turned out to be an entire week of remembrance. All week long at Iolani chapel services, students and faculty were invited to bring pictures of their loved ones to be displayed and … Continue reading

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Evening Prayer for Carl

The Lord be with you And also with you. Let us pray: God of Day and Night, Courage and Timidity, Joy and Sadness, Life and Death: You have brought us safely through another day and another week. As the skies … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Today Naomi Castro posted this photo of bass Keane Ishii on her FaceBook page with the news that he has accepted the position of choir director of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. She wrote: Bittersweet times this rehearsal. Saying goodbye to my … Continue reading

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‘Messiah’ comes to Waimea

I’m on the Big Island of Hawai’i for two performances of Handel Messiah with the Kona Music Society, conducted by Susan McCreary Duprey. I was met at the airport by Joann Roberts, a soprano in the choir, whose doctor prescribed … Continue reading

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