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Four hands, four feet

It’s not as easy as it looks. From day one, you are taught to always sit in the middle of the organ bench so you can develop a sense of where the pedals are without looking. So if I were … Continue reading

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Swan dive!

How many times have I stepped off the organ platform at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu? A zillion times, to be sure.  But tonight after the Early Music Hawaii concert (which went very well, by the way), I misjudged the … Continue reading

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Kings and Queens

Ever since I returned from my mainland trip, I have had to hit the ground running. For the last three nights I have rehearsed with the Early Music Hawaii Chamber Singers for our concert tomorrow night, 7:30 pm at the … Continue reading

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If Martin Luther King were alive …

If Martin Luther King were alive and had come to the concert at Lutheran Church of Honolulu last night, he would loved the scene, suggested soprano Georgine Stark. [First of all, did you know that King’s given birth name was not Martin but … Continue reading

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Heart wrenching

Heart wrenching . . . if I had to describe yesterday’s funeral for Denise Dusenberry Ortal-Ballaibe, that’s what I’d say. I would also call it tragic—Denise died on December 15, 2016 at the age of 54 from ovarian cancer—too young … Continue reading

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How many organists…?

How many organists does it take to change a lightbulb? This was no joke, but an actual quip when I hosted the Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists at my condo last night and we decided to take a group … Continue reading

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Shades of Carl

I’ve just returned home from attending the 42nd Annual Advent Procession at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, and a number of people came up to me to say that they had remembrances of Carl Crosier tonight. It was not only … Continue reading

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“Old” Compline is back!

Last night, I went to the Compline service at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu, and after talking with director Scott Fikse afterwards, it seems that the “old” Compline is back! Well, at least it’s back on a once-a-month basis. There … Continue reading

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Clavierübung—so many notes!

Yesterday I have to admit that the period between 5:30 and 6:15 pm was pretty frantic. I actually had a relaxing day, as my only task was to find a piece of jewelry to wear to dress up my outfit. And … Continue reading

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No train wrecks!

Tonight was the dress rehearsal for my Bach Clavierübung concert and I am happy to report there were no train wrecks—at least in my part! As you will see in the program, this body of Bach’s chorale preludes are among … Continue reading

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