Tag Archives: Punahou School

My left foot

On Saturday night, I fell off the organ platform after the Early Music Concert and sprained my ankle (see my post “Swan dive!“). Witness this text conversation between Georgine Stark and me today. In case you don’t know, classically trained … Continue reading

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A formidable task

One of the pieces that I accompanied last Sunday at the Punahou Chapel 50th Anniversary celebration was Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” from Messiah. The piece was done at the dedication service 50 years ago, and the chaplains wanted to include it … Continue reading

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14,000+ chapel services

Over 14,000 chapel services, plus weddings, funerals and other services—that’s the estimate of the number of events which have taken place at the Robert Shipman Thurston Memorial Chapel on the Punahou School campus since it was built fifty years ago. Before … Continue reading

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A life of leisure … NOT!

Last Sunday about 4:00 pm after I had just settled into my seat at the Symphony concert and before the music began, my phone vibrated, indicating that I had a new email message. It was from Chandra Peters, the chapel … Continue reading

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Pre-Thanksgiving madness

It’s only two days before Thanksgiving and I had a busy weekend, attending the chamber music concert with Linda Laderach, Larry Schipull and Grant Moss last Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu and Sunday’s Hawai’i Symphony Concert with violin … Continue reading

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HIKI NŌ — Can Do!

One of the things I’ve enjoyed since retiring from church music are my Thursday nights — no more Thursday night rehearsals! And one of our favorite programs we’ve enjoyed watching on Thursday nights is a local public television show called … Continue reading

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Retired? Hardly!

Whenever I run into people I haven’t seen in awhile, their first question to me is “How is retired life?” And I have to answer, “Oh, I’m not really retired yet.” Look at my schedule this weekend: Saturday 9:45 am. … Continue reading

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Just across the street!

Some photos of the young Barack Obama in Hawaii have surfaced recently, and one in particular caught my eye. It was a picture of President Obama in his ninth grade class at Punahou School — and the school is directly … Continue reading

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