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Our homeboy, Joey

Last night I hosted (with the help of the Executive Board) the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists on the eighth floor party facility of my building. It was a welcome home reception for our homeboy, Joey Fala, whose passion for the … Continue reading

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If you’re in D.C. this weekend …

My former student, Joey Fala, will be playing an organ recital at the Washington National Cathedral this Sunday, February 26 at 5:15 pm. I took a screen shot of the web page, but if you would like to see it for yourself, … Continue reading

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The church ads

There are two times of the year when I scour the ads in the newspaper — and that’s just before Christmas and Easter. I’m talking specifically about the church ads, when various churches around town advertise their services. Today was … Continue reading

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The good die young

Mozart, 35. Mendelssohn, 38. Schumann, 46. And how about others not so famous: Pergolesi, 26. Lili Boulanger, 24. And composer/organist Jehan Alain, 29. All of these musicians tragically died young, and the numbers listed after the names are the ages … Continue reading

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During intermission, you … Facebook?!

Tonight was the gala opening concert of the Organ Historical Society convention at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield, MA, and the featured performer was Christopher Houlihan, who played for the American Guild of Organists Hawaii chapter a few years ago. … Continue reading

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They raised the roof!

Exactly one week ago, Carl and I flew to Maui, where I performed a recital on the newly-restored Oberlinger organ at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kula. You must understand that Kula is a teeny-tiny town on the slopes of … Continue reading

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Where two or three are gathered . . . NOT!

Our late friend and colleague, John McCreary, retired from St. Andrew’s Cathedral and Iolani School, used to lament the typically poor attendance at organ recitals. He’d say something like, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, let there … Continue reading

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Four standing ovations

That’s what superstar organist, Ken Cowan, received at last Sunday night’s concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and I’m so sorry that I didn’t do more to publicize his recital through this blog so that more of you could have attended … Continue reading

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