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Drowning in Purcell

Yesterday I thought I was drowning in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas—I was completely overwhelmed! You see, after flying home on Saturday night after 12 days in California to meet my first grandchild, I went to a choral rehearsal the very … Continue reading

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Jumping in

I am scheduled to return home from playing Grandma tomorrow night, but I will have to jump right in to get ready for next weekend’s gig—the Hawaii Masterworks Festival concert on Sunday afternoon, June 25 at 4:00 pm at the … Continue reading

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How loud is loud?

One hundred fifty years ago on Ascension Day, 1867, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, wife of King Kamehameha IV, founded St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls. Today’s Ascension Day service combined orchestra, band, choir, organ and congregation to celebrate the school’s founding—and … Continue reading

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Spring concert season

Last Sunday night I attended the “Cantate” concert by the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir and Men’s Schola; Wednesday I went to hear the St. Andrew’s Priory girls’ concert; tomorrow night I’ll be playing in the Iolani School Chorus concert; … Continue reading

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A weekend of incredible singing

I’ve just come home after the “Motets and Cantatas” concert by the Oahu Choral Society Chamber Choir, and I must say that I heard some fantastic singing tonight. Tonight was the Chamber Choir’s debut, consisting of only 22 singers out … Continue reading

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Swan dive!

How many times have I stepped off the organ platform at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu? A zillion times, to be sure.  But tonight after the Early Music Hawaii concert (which went very well, by the way), I misjudged the … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens

Ever since I returned from my mainland trip, I have had to hit the ground running. For the last three nights I have rehearsed with the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers for our concert tomorrow night, 7:30 pm at the … Continue reading

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Kūpuna rate!

Before going to last night’s concert by the Nā Wai Chamber Choir, I checked out their Facebook Event page and noticed this information about the price of admission: Tickets are $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for kūpuna and keiki Now for … Continue reading

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When was the last time …

When was the last time that you were at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and they had to set up extra chairs? Last night I attended the Priory Christmas concert and so many people came that I even saw Dr. Ruth Fletcher, … Continue reading

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…and then the lights went OUT!

It’s a musician’s worst nightmare… being in the middle of a concert and the lights go completely black! Yes, it happened in Kona last night, right after the Kona Choral Society had performed the Hallelujah Chorus, and we were in the … Continue reading

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