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Who can match the Brits?

Today marked the opening service of the 289th Three Choirs Festival, and I could not help but think the Brits do it best—the pomp, the pageantry and the sheer grandeur of it all. In many ways it was like the … Continue reading

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The view from the organ loft

Today was our last day in Ireland, and those of us who are non-singers had a relatively free day, my first in two weeks! In the morning  I went with several others to the National Museum of Ireland (with Viking … Continue reading

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Jet lag tone

It took us two hours to get to Waterford, our next stopping point. It is known for its famous Waterford crystal, but unfortunately is no longer manufactured here. We quickly retrieved our bags from underneath the bus, and piled into … Continue reading

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Watch, don’t listen!

Watch, don’t listen! That’s what I had to keep telling myself during the Hawaii Masterworks Chorus concert today at St. Fin Barre’s. You see, the choir was located in front of the chancel, and the organ console was around the … Continue reading

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No rest for the wicked

On my last night in Philadelphia, I was severely challenged to fit everything in my suitcase, and I was up until 1:30 a.m. trying to fit everything I had picked up at the OHS convention. My Honolulu friend, Sam Lam, … Continue reading

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Charter members of HVAE reunite

  Last weekend’s concert at the Mystic Rose Oratory marked the 13th annual Hawaii Masterworks Festival, and completed the 24th season of the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble. You may not know that the HVAE was actually co-founded by three people: … Continue reading

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Redeemed!

It worked! Ironing my music for the Fauré Requiem did the trick! (See my previous post “Desperate measures needed” for enlightenment on this comment.) Everything yesterday afternoon at the second performance of the Hawaii Masterworks Festival went extremely well — … Continue reading

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Desperate measures needed!

Last night could only be described in one word: nightmare. You see, I was accompanying the Hawaii Masterworks Festival chorus in their first performance of the Fauré Requiem and my music would not stay open! That meant that every few … Continue reading

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Winging it

Last Friday I was supposed to try out the organ in the Mystic Rose Oratory at Chaminade University in advance of a rehearsal there on Saturday. You see I will be accompanying the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble in their annual Masterworks … Continue reading

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In with the bigwigs

Last Saturday night, I attended the Oahu Choral Society’s 20th Annual “Vivace” fundraiser and was I ever surprised to find myself seated at the head table! To my immediate right was Karen Kennedy, a choral directing legend in this town, … Continue reading

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