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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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Rex: The King of Instruments

I was going through a box of old photos recently, and found these pictures of a performance I did in the year 2000 with Mark Boyle in a piece called, “Rex: The King of Instruments.” Wow, this brings back a … Continue reading

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Home, James!

After two abdominal surgeries and a combined total of 23 days in the hospital, my husband Carl Crosier has returned home to hospice care. We are both discovering what that means — what the possibilities, and what the limitations are. … Continue reading

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A gentle soul, gone too soon

Before tonight’s rehearsal for the Bach Mass in B-Minor, the orchestra manager said there was going to be an important announcement. Violist Steve Flanter told us that percussionist Steve Dinion, had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma … Continue reading

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The last month

It’s December 2012, and I am beginning my last month as organist of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. A number of people have asked me how I am feeling, and quite honestly, I have answered “with mixed emotions.” You may … Continue reading

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The greatest work ever

Last night was the final event of the BachFest Leipzig 2012–the great Mass in B-minor performed by the English Concert. It was obvious that this was a very familiar and beloved piece to many in the audience. The man sitting … Continue reading

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A huge Mozart success

Here’s what Miguel Felipe wrote to the Concert Committee members: I was just by the church this afternoon and you can still feel the energy in the air: this weekend was a huge success! This past weekend we welcomed nearly 320 … Continue reading

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Thank you to the Choir

Here’s a letter Carl wrote to the choir: Dear LCH Choir,  Words really can’t express the joy I felt last Sunday as we presented the Haydn “Lord Nelson” Mass during my final service at LCH. I will admit I had … Continue reading

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The REAL retirement celebration

Anyone who knows Carl knows that whenever there is going to be a celebration, there’s going to be food! Not only had Carl planned yesterday’s service to the last detail, he also meticulously planned what food he wanted to cook … Continue reading

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A message from the Cantor

Dear People of LCH, This day, one long anticipated, has finally come. What a wonderful journey these past 38 years have been for me. When I think back to the countless regular and special worship services and the many church … Continue reading

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