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Jamming with a church organist

Four years ago, our visiting organist, Hyunju Hwang, had heard about a live jam session happening every Thursday night at the Hilton Pasadena and decided to check it out. She was very curious to learn what kind of music-making could happen with … 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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Carl’s final gift

Over and over, people came up to tell me that they felt that Carl Crosier had given Honolulu a final gift — the music at his funeral mass and the whole experience was so achingly beautiful and so uplifting that they … Continue reading

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Longevity

Perhaps you saw the article a few days ago, titled “Music professor retires after record-breaking 67 years.” The person who had the honor of serving the longest in the University of Michigan history was organist Marilyn Mason, who just retired after … 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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It was Kathy Day!

Today was the day that the Lutheran Church of Honolulu celebrated my 35 years as organist — and the most amazing thing was that the rain held off until AFTER the party was over! It was so nice to see … Continue reading

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