Tag Archives: Oahu Choral Society

Ethereal Masterworks

  It was about a month ago that I attended the Oahu Choral Society fundraiser, “Vivace,” which celebrated that organization’s 20th anniversary. Originally it was formed as the Honolulu Symphony Chorus under the direction of Sydney Rothstein, who was the Assistant Conductor … Continue reading

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In with the bigwigs

Last Saturday night, I attended the Oahu Choral Society’s 20th Annual “Vivace” fundraiser and was I ever surprised to find myself seated at the head table! To my immediate right was Karen Kennedy, a choral directing legend in this town, … Continue reading

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Concerts, oboes and organs

I just finished playing my last gig for the Christmas season, Iolani School’s Winter Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Even though I have officially “retired” from playing daily chapels at the school, John Alexander invited me to play the Cathedral organ … Continue reading

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Four events in three days

The last three days, I’ve participated or attended four different events and the common thread in all of them is the organ — (naturally!) On Saturday afternoon, there was the Children’s Benefit Concert at LCH, and I’m happy to report … Continue reading

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Ear worm Bach II

Apparently the graphic designer for the Oahu Choral Society Bach program and postcards, doesn’t know what BWV stands for when used after the title of a Bach work. It was consistently listed as BMV 232 throughout, so I was trying … Continue reading

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The greatest work of all ages and all peoples

The Oahu Choral Society, with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, is presenting Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor tomorrow night only, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Under the direction of Esther Yoo, soloists include Youngmi Kim, … Continue reading

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Handicapped!

Are organists the only musicians who never know what to expect when they have to perform on their instruments? I can’t tell you the number of times I have come to the church and found something not working on the … Continue reading

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Bach is not for amateurs!

“Bach is not for amateurs!” This was one of the first statements Carl made at his lecture yesterday for the Oahu Choral Society, held at the Kokokahi YWCA. The choir will be preparing Bach’s Mass in B Minor for a … Continue reading

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Vivace! photo album

A picture is worth a thousand words! so I am displaying the following photos taken by Dave Miyamoto & Co. Photography at last Saturday night’s fundraiser for the Oahu Choral Society, honoring Carl Crosier. Copies of the photos are available … Continue reading

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Carl Crosier’s Night

Last night was the Vivace! fundraiser for the Oahu Choral Society, a night in which the musical accomplishments of Carl Crosier were honored and celebrated. Held at the Honolulu International Club, the theme was Monte Carlo — and it was fun … Continue reading

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