Tag Archives: Maurice Durufle

Joey Fala at Woolsey Hall

Drum roll, please … Here is the video for fantastic Joey Fala at the Woolsey Hall organ at Yale University for his graduate organ recital! Here’s the program, with notes found on the internet: Edward Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance, March … Continue reading

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The peace may be exchanged

Okay, I am an admitted political junkie, and can’t get enough of watching the debates, talk shows and news about the presidential race. This morning, though, for once I was grateful for the two-hour respite without partisan bickering as the nation paused … Continue reading

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It’s so Carl!

Karl Bachman remarked to me, “It’s so Carl!” when he heard the chant Ubi caritas sung in procession from the courtyard at last Sunday’s All Saints Day concert in memory of Carl Crosier. The concert began with seven peals from the courtyard … Continue reading

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A taste of heaven

When I got into the car this morning, of course public radio came on, and I immediately recognized the music. It was Olivier Messiaen’s Alleluias sereins d’une ame qui desire le ciel (Serene alleluias from a soul who desires heaven) from his … Continue reading

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SRO Bravissimo!

Pastor Jeff Lilley exclaimed, “We used every single chair in the place! We even had to take the chairs from out of my office!” And so the ushers left the door open to the nave, enabling the 25 people who … Continue reading

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Just following orders!

It’s now only ten days away from the memorial concert for Carl Crosier in which the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir and the Hawai’i Vocal Arts Ensemble will join forces to sing Maurice Duruflé’s beloved Requiem on Sunday, November 1st at … Continue reading

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The tributes continue

I wanted to let you know that the number of remembrances for Carl Crosier is growing, so here is the complete list of events: Friday, September 5, 2014 Viewing at Nuuanu Mortuary 2233 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu 1:00-3:00 pm Saturday, September 6, … Continue reading

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A gift of love

Jason Anderson, the Compline Choir director at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, sent along the link to their latest podcast. He said he couldn’t help but think of Carl during the service: Compline sang about love—specifically, the Ubi Caritas by … Continue reading

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One name organist

Undoubtedly you’ve heard of one-name celebrities — people who are recognizable by just their first name — such as Cher and Beyoncé. If there is ever a person in the organ world that could go only by one name and … Continue reading

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(Screams of delight!)

That is the message I texted to my former student, Joey Fala, when he directed me to the New York City chapter American Guild of Organists website where I saw this: Joey said that his local Eastern New York AGO … Continue reading

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