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Palm Sunday Choral Evensong

Sunday, Mar. 29, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral Choir
John Renke, director and organist

Choir-Mihoko-IMG_7963The Preces and Responses (from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer) and the Evening Canticles were written by Thomas Morley, a Renaissance English composer, theorist, singer and organist.

Beginning with this evening’s service and continuing through Wednesday of Holy Week, the Cathedral Choir will sing various settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, spanning more than five centuries. This evening the choir sings two portions of the Lamentations, composed by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). The setting by François Couperin (1668-1753) will be sung at Monday’s Evensong, and a setting by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) will be sung Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Cathedral Men’s Schola will sing the setting by Peter Hallock (1924-2014) scored for men’s voices and cello. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist, Lindsay Groves, will join the Cathedral Men’s Schola for this Evensong.

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New York Polyphony in Concert at St. Andrew’s

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Presented by Honolulu Chamber Music Series

Tickets are available at the door from 6:30pm or through UH Outreach. Seating will begin at 7:00pm.

newyorkpolyphony1New York Polyphony is unique in today’s music world: the four-man vocal ensemble joins the most ancient music in the Western tradition with the most contemporary and cutting-edge, performing all of it with a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (according to National Public Radio).

A New York Polyphony performance might begin with a mass setting from the time of Henry VIII, and …

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Choral Evensong sung by the Diocesan Choir

Sunday, Mar. 22, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
John Renke, director and organist

Diocesan-Choir-SowersIMG_5766Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Mar. 22 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be led by the Diocesan Choir, featuring the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C minor by Charles Wood. Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke, will lead the choir and be the organist in this moving service. Evensong has been sung in cathedral churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted. Click Read More to view the service music.

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Matinee Concert with the Stanford Chamber Chorale

Matinee Concert at St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 pm
The Stanford Chamber Chorale

Stanford_chorale_2014-1201Come join us at the Cathedral of St. Andrew for a concert with the Stanford Chamber Chorale, one of the country’s premiere collegiate ensembles, on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm.  The choir will sing an a cappella program of sacred works ranging from renaissance polyphony to contemporary times, as well as a few selections of Hawaiian music and African American Spirituals.  Parking and admission are free.

The Stanford Chamber Chorale is the Stanford Department of Music’s most select choir comprising 24 voices drawn from both graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University.  Hailing from across the United States and around the world, these singers represent a variety of academic disciplines and degree programs. 

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Classic Guitar Recital by Jason Nomura

Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 12:15 pm
Jason Nomura, classic guitar

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Prelude No. 1   Heitor Villa-Lobos 1887-1959

Julia Florida   Agustin Barrios Mangore 1885-1944

Capriccio Arabe   Francisco Tarrega 1852-1909

La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin   Claude Debussy 1862-1918

Jason Nomura earned his B.Ed. in Secondary General Music Education at UH-Manoa, with a background in guitar performance. In addition to his studies in classic guitar, Jason has been in several rock bands over the years, the main being his original project, Mantra. Jason graduated from Kadena High School, which is on the USAF Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he won numerous musical honors including band/choir student of the year, first chair honor band/choir, and a performance scholarship. Currently, he is a faculty member at Punahou, performer, part-time lessons teacher, and a proud member of the St. Andrew’s Cathedral choir!

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Organ Recital by John Robert Renke

Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 12:15 pm

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St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concerts presents John Robert Renke on the great cathedral organ on Wed., Mar. 11 at 12:15 pm, featuring music for the season of Lent.

Noontime Concerts Series features guest artists as well as the Cathedral’s own musicians in performances of chamber and choral music, and organ recitals on the Cathedral’s acclaimed Aeolian-Skinner organ. The half-hour concerts are Wednesdays at 12.15 pm. You are welcome to bring lunch. Admission and parking are free – although donations are always welcome!

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Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Men’s Schola

Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015, 5:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
John Renke, director

Mens-Schola-2014Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Mar. 15 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be led by the Cathedral Men’s Schola, featuring Evening Service in C minor by George Dyson. Evensong has been sung in Cathedral Churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted. Click Read More to view the service music.

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Choral Evensong sung by Cantores Hemolele

Sunday, Mar. 8, 5:30 pm
Cantores Hemolele
Karol Nowiki, director

John Robert Renke, organist

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Mar. 8 at 5:30 pm. This service will be sung by Cantores Hemolele featuring music of Thomas Tallis and Tomás Luis de Victoria. Evensong has been sung in Cathedral Churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted. Click Read More to view the service music.

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Choral Evensong on the Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday, Mar. 1, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral Choir
John Robert Renke, director and organist

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, Mar. 1 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be lead by the Cathedral Choir featuring music of Henry Purcell and Felix Mendelssohn. Evensong has been sung in Cathedral Churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God’s presence through the coming night. All are welcome. Parking is free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted. Click Read More to view the service music.

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Choral Evensong sung by the Diocesan Choir

Sunday, Feb. 22, 5:30 pm
The Diocesan Choir
John Robert Renke, director and organist

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Feb. 22 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be led by the Diocesan Choir, featuring the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F by English composer John Ireland. Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke, will lead the choir and be the organist in this moving service.

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