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Toe-tapping music

Monday night was Dana Marsh‘s first rehearsal conducting the Early Music Hawaii choir for its upcoming concert, “Spain & The New World,” which will take place on Saturday, September 24th at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, at 7:30 pm. Poor Dana—he had been … Continue reading

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Switching gears

Okay, I haven’t yet recovered from jet lag, but it’s now time to switch gears. From French music and organs, now I have to think “Spanish,” for the upcoming Early Music Hawaii concert, Saturday, September 24th. It’s a concert called … Continue reading

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Ireland sound bites

I am now in my beautiful hotel in Iceland, and finally, I have a fast internet connection, after suffering through spotty Wi-Fi throughout Ireland. Some of you who have read my posts about the Hawaii Masterworks Chorus were perhaps wondering … Continue reading

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A time to remember

It’s Memorial Day weekend and a time to remember our loved ones. It all started last night when I had a rehearsal with Naomi Castro and the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble for their upcoming Masterworks Festival (June 19th) and tour to Ireland … Continue reading

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Glorious St. Paul’s Service

Last night before the Joint Evensong with the combined St. Andrew’s Cathedral and Lutheran Church of Honolulu choirs, director Scott Fikse posted on Facebook: “Come hear two of the finest choirs in Hawaii combine forces for Evensong at St. Andrew’s … 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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Early Music in Kona

Was worth driving over hundred miles to hear an exquisite musical event. The interweaving voices and exceptional blend in a carpeted church was an experience of aural beauty. I’m still in awe of what you accomplished. I’m especially happy I didn’t … Continue reading

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Hilarity behind the scenes

We were just about ready to go on stage last night when Jeremy Wong took this picture of the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers. We were talking about next weekend when we will all travel to Kona on the Big Island to … Continue reading

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The EMH Chamber Singers debut

Tonight was the dress rehearsal for tomorrow’s Early Music Hawaii concert called “Bridging the Centuries 2” which will be the debut of the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers. I must say that EMH has picked the cream of the crop … Continue reading

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SOS Organist needed!

It was about 6:30 last night that I got a text message from John Renke, organist-choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Cathedral: I’m still sick. Maybe even worse. I want to plan ahead and see what your availability might be. There’s a huge service at … Continue reading

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