Tag Archives: Michael Kleinschmidt

Discovering Hallock anew

Last night I had dinner with Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin, who are in Hawaii on vacation. You may recall that the first time I wrote about them was in my post “A break from Bach,” in which I recounted their visit to our … Continue reading

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A voice from the grave

Okay, okay… maybe this is a little melodramatic, but I’m currently in the process of refinancing my mortgage and the lender wanted to see a copy of the retirement letter. Retirement? I said I’m not retired, yet! But since I … Continue reading

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Trinity at Trinity

We are in Portland, OR for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians regional conference and today is Trinity Sunday. Where else would we spend Trinity Sunday but at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) here in Portland? And it just wouldn’t be Trinity Sunday … Continue reading

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The grande dame of the organ

Today I watched a YouTube video shared by Manuel Rosales, the builder of the magnificent Trinity Cathedral organ in Portland, OR where John Strege was formerly the organist/choirmaster and Michael Kleinschmidt is there now. Someone had commented on Manuel’s FaceBook page … Continue reading

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Kindred spirits

Last night we had dinner with Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin. We were introduced to Michael many years ago at St. Thomas Church, New York City, where he was the Organ Scholar, then re-introduced in Boston when Michael was the Organist/Choirmaster … Continue reading

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Boston . . . who knew?

The last sentence of former student Joey Fala‘s letter which was read on Sunday at my 35-year celebration was this: I’m looking forward to seeing you in Boston this summer! Who would have guessed that just a day later, people around the world … Continue reading

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A break from Bach

“You guys need a break from Bach!” our friends Michael Kleinschmidt and Marc Aubertin said to us last night while having dinner at our condo. Carl thinks he first met Michael while he was the assistant organist to Gerre Hancock … Continue reading

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