Tag Archives: Paul Lillie

Totally at home

Totally at home. That’s how I felt last night sitting at the fabulous Flentrop organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley. In fact, I told George Emblom, the church’s music director, that I felt like I had more and … Continue reading

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Mixed emotions

Today I attended Samuel Lam‘s last service as organist of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. I’ve known Sam for years now ever since he moved back to Hawaii in 1985 after getting his doctorate at the University of Michigan and living in … Continue reading

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Clergy appreciation dinner

For a number of years, our local chapter of the American Guild of Organists held a clergy-organist dinner, a time when we could say ‘thank you’ to each other for working together. A date was scheduled for a similar event … Continue reading

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Walking on water

Yesterday I played the organ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Kapahulu near Waikiki and as I usually do, last week I checked out the appointed gospel lesson for the day to decide what to play. It was Matthew 14:22-33: … Continue reading

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Beautiful concert, beautiful playing

Shivers of delight ran up and down my spine yesterday as I was listening to the concert by former student, Joey Fala, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. I was in amazement at his musical maturity, and the ease with which he … Continue reading

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Ye holy angels bright

From the weekly newsletter of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: This week’s column is a reproduction of an address Father Lillie preached last Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu. The officers of the local chapter of the American Guild of … Continue reading

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Coming up for air

I’ve been busy in the last few days — I feel like I’ve been stuck to my computer as I have been doing research and  writing up program notes for my upcoming Bach Great Eighteen Chorales concerts on August 18 and 25. I … Continue reading

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