Tag Archives: Miguel Felipe

Standing ovation

“Bravo to Maestro Dana Marsh and the members of Early Music Hawai‘i on a fantastic (and Spanish!) open to their 2016–17 season!” This was the post on Miguel Felipe’s Facebook page following last night’s concert at the Lutheran Church of … Continue reading

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It’s a Wanda-ful World

Talk about choral music in Hawaii, and I bet the first name that comes to mind is Wanda Gereben, who was honored at last night’s gala 50th anniversary celebration of the Honolulu Chorale. I wrote about Wanda a couple of … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night…

and the call time for tonight’s University of Hawaii Choirs concert was 6:00 pm. Honolulu had been steamy with rain all day, and you can see by the graph above, that there was 97% humidity and 0 mph wind. I looked out … Continue reading

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Back to Bernstein and Britten

“Britten? I thought I was only playing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms!” (for the University of Hawaii Choirs concert this weekend). So the day before I left for Italy, I got an email from Miguel Felipe titled “would you hate me if …” … 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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Beware of lunch invitations!

I thought by now I would be settling in to a nice retired life, watching soap operas and eating chocolate bon-bons, and scheduling only events like a few organ lessons, meals and naps, and then you know what happened — I received … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for!

I used to hear people say that after they retired they were were busier than ever before, and don’t know how they used to fit work in! When I so-called “retired” on September 30, I honestly didn’t know how I’d … Continue reading

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By the numbers

Today Vreni Griffith and I spent the day addressing the postcards for Carl Crosier’s Memorial Concert on November 1st — and for the fourth day in a row I didn’t read the morning paper until after dinner! In fact, as … Continue reading

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Tintinnabuli

Two of the pieces I’m playing in tonight’s University of Hawaii chorus concert are old friends, but the third, “Credo” from Arvo Pärt’s Missa Syllabica, is completely new and the most challenging for me. Tonight’s program will be held at St. … Continue reading

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When it rains, it pours

Either that, or I have a hole in my  head! This morning I was happily reading my email messages, and I opened up the one from the Cathedral of St. Andrew. There I read about the concerts that are happening … Continue reading

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