Tag Archives: Leipzig

Digging out from under

People have asked me about my “vacation,” and I feel like saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” or “I need to come back to work to relax!” In a nutshell, during my 30 nights away from Hawaii: At … Continue reading

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Oh, my aching feet!

22,285 steps or 9.73 miles–that is how far we walked in the city of Leipzig today! We started out spending 3 1/2 hours traversing the Leipzig Zoo which I had visited with my husband Carl and son Stephen three years … Continue reading

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Mecca for Bach pilgrims

My shuttle to  Logan airport came 15 minutes early so in my haste to pick up my luggage, I left my fleece jacket at Edith Ho’s. In the lost and found department I have been hopeless on this trip. After … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and Martin Luther King

I remember a few years ago when the pastor, during the children’s sermon, asked the children if they knew who Martin Luther was. Understandably, the children confused the great reformer, Martin Luther, with the civil rights activist whose birthday we … Continue reading

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Singing in Bach’s church

Do you remember Derek Chester? He was one of three tenors who came to Honolulu in 2010 to sing in our performances of the Monteverdi Vespers, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the work. Derek recently wrote a blog about his experiences in … Continue reading

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A Porsche in the organ

It’s the middle of May and our thoughts are turning to our summer travels. And although we’re not going to Germany this year, I did think about the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach was once organist. … Continue reading

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Unusual musical instruments

Today was overcast, cold and windy, and what better way to spend the time but indoors in a musical instrument museum? On the bus yesterday, the historian who gave us the commentary about the town of Freiberg and Gottfried Silbermann … Continue reading

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Americans in Leipzig

I guess it was inevitable that we would run into some of our colleagues from the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians in Leipzig. Today we attended the Motetten at St. Thomas, which was performed by the Valparaiso University Chorus under … Continue reading

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Mostly Mozart

Since I’ve been typing the weekly church bulletins for the 10:30 service since last fall when Carl’s computer died, one advantage (?) I’ve had is being able to change the organ music at the last moment. Even though I had … Continue reading

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