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Heart wrenching

Heart wrenching . . . if I had to describe yesterday’s funeral for Denise Dusenberry Ortal-Ballaibe, that’s what I’d say. I would also call it tragic—Denise died on December 15, 2016 at the age of 54 from ovarian cancer—too young … Continue reading

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Blue and red

I am a hopeless political junkie and we are once again in one of my favorite news cycles —a presidential campaign. I just love the debates, the polls, and the talk shows. And of course there’s a lot of talk about … Continue reading

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WWCD – What would Carl do?

Last night I hosted a dinner party for Scott Fikse, the new Director of Music and Liturgy at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, his spouse Marcus, Randy and Jeanne Castello, and their daughter, Marisa. It’s “what Carl Crosier would have … Continue reading

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Carl Crosier Fête

Last fall, I mentioned that there would be a gathering of Carl Crosier’s relatives and friends in the Northwest sometime in the spring. And that day turned out to be Saturday, May 9th at Chez Hallock, as Peter Hallock’s former … Continue reading

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It was Kathy Day!

Today was the day that the Lutheran Church of Honolulu celebrated my 35 years as organist — and the most amazing thing was that the rain held off until AFTER the party was over! It was so nice to see … Continue reading

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Music education through performance

Over the years, many LCH children have been involved in the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus to further their music education. Naomi Castro, Karyn Castro, Marisa Castello, Elizabeth Pearson, and Joseph Pearson are some of the names which come to mind. … Continue reading

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The role of the choral conductor

Last night, Carl and I watched one of our favorite local PBS programs, “Long Story Short,” with host Leslie Wilcox. I was very happy to see that the guest was local choral conductor, Nola Nahulu. You can replay the interview … Continue reading

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