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How loud is loud?

One hundred fifty years ago on Ascension Day, 1867, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani, wife of King Kamehameha IV, founded St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls. Today’s Ascension Day service combined orchestra, band, choir, organ and congregation to celebrate the school’s founding—and … Continue reading

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Spring concert season

Last Sunday night I attended the “Cantate” concert by the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Choir and Men’s Schola; Wednesday I went to hear the St. Andrew’s Priory girls’ concert; tomorrow night I’ll be playing in the Iolani School Chorus concert; … Continue reading

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When was the last time …

When was the last time that you were at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and they had to set up extra chairs? Last night I attended the Priory Christmas concert and so many people came that I even saw Dr. Ruth Fletcher, … Continue reading

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Ding, dong bell!

You remember that huge box of mail that I returned home to, after being on the road for nearly six weeks? The bills always get my attention first, but what I look forward to is reading all the magazines that … Continue reading

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It’s a Wanda-ful World

Talk about choral music in Hawaii, and I bet the first name that comes to mind is Wanda Gereben, who was honored at last night’s gala 50th anniversary celebration of the Honolulu Chorale. I wrote about Wanda a couple of … Continue reading

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A voice from the grave

Okay, okay… maybe this is a little melodramatic, but I’m currently in the process of refinancing my mortgage and the lender wanted to see a copy of the retirement letter. Retirement? I said I’m not retired, yet! But since I … Continue reading

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The tributes continue

I wanted to let you know that the number of remembrances for Carl Crosier is growing, so here is the complete list of events: Friday, September 5, 2014 Viewing at Nuuanu Mortuary 2233 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu 1:00-3:00 pm Saturday, September 6, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Prime Minister

This morning we attended a lovely (but warm!) service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral — a regular Priory chapel service but dedicated to the memory of Carl Crosier. The Cathedral Choir added to the beauty of the occasion by singing several … Continue reading

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Playing by ear

Over the weekend, my husband and I looked in vain all over our apartment for the Christmas carol books. You see, Carl is out playing the piano for St. Andrew’s Priory’s Home for the Holidays fundraiser tonight, and they asked him … Continue reading

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‘Saint’ Carl

All week long at Iolani chapel services, I’ve been playing the hymn, “I sing a song of the saints of God,” and the focus has been on saints as ordinary people. I sing a song of the saints of God, … Continue reading

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