Music Events

Cathedral Music Scholars present “An Evening of Song”

Our wonderful Choral Scholars showed their talents at “An Evening of Song” on Friday, August 18, 2017. The event was a fundraiser to benefit the music department. Following are some photos from the event, all taken by Ann Hansen:

Sarah Steedman sings Misty

Phil Harrison sings Tosti

The Choir sings O Come Angel Band

Sienna Achong sings Bononcini

Phil Harrison and Jacob Prijoles perfom Hawaiian Song

John Alexander sings and plays an excerpt from his Requiem

Todd Beckham plays harpsichord while Jennifer sings

Everyone singing Da pacem domine


Iolani School Christmas Concert

iolani-chorus-ja201611Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

The Chorus and Hokuloa Singers of Iolani School under the direction of John Alexander with pianist Joanne Watanabe and organist Kathy Crosier, will feature 108 voices from grades 5-12 in a beautiful candlelit atmosphere of reverence and Christmas joy.

Admission and parking are FREE!


Introducing The New Music Director and Organist: Mr. Todd Beckham

todd-beckham-img_0807Mr. Todd Beckham has been appointed to serve as the “Interim Music Director and Organist” for the Cathedral of St. Andrew and is familiar to the Cathedral having served as a substitute organist and a Choral Scholar since May. Todd has an extensive background in Episcopal Church music and choral direction and while in Massachusetts, he was the organist and director of music at St. Barnabas Episcopal, Falmouth (2011-2016). He also served at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Milton (2002-2011); Boston University Episcopal Chaplaincy (1999-2009); and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Dover (1993-2002). While at the Diocese of Massachusetts, he was an instructor in Liturgical Planning and Hymnology for the Diocesan Leadership Program for Musicians (2000-2005). Beyond the Church, he was the conductor of the Meridian Singers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-2016) as well as other ensembles and has broad experience as a music teacher.


Candlemas Procession and Choral Eucharist

Tues., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:30 pm
Feast of the Presentation
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Candlemas Procession and Choral Eucharist


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Cathedral of St. Andrew – Candlemas Procession and Choral Eucharist will be sung by the Cathedral Choir on the Feast of the Presentation, Tues., Feb. 2 at 5:30 pm. One of the most ancient observances in the Christian calendar, this feast commemorates the day when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented according to Jewish law. The presentation of Christ in the temple forty days after his birth commemorates the entry of the ‘true light’ into the world, and concludes the celebration of the Christmas Season…..


Restoration of the Cathedral’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

The Cathedral’s Æolian-Skinner is the largest pipe organ in Hawai‘i and is a major asset to the musical life of Honolulu. In addition to cathedral worship, the organ is essential for weddings, concerts by visiting artists and dozens of community groups, and for the worship and traditions of the St. Andrew’s Schools.

Read more to see the Cathedral’s vision for the future of this important element in our mission and worship….


Noontime Concerts Recital – Ryan Klein, oboe, John Renke, organ

Ryan-Klein-IMG_1672Noontime Concerts
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:15 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Ryan Klein, oboe, John Renke, organ

On Wed., May 20 at 12:15 pm, St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concerts series presents a recital by Ryan Klein, associate principal oboe of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, along with organist John Robert Renke, with works of George Frideric  Handel and Benjamin Britten.


Organ Recital by John Renke

Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke

Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke

Wednesday, May 13, 12:15 pm
Noontime Concerts
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Organ Recital by John Robert Renke

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concerts presents John Robert Renke on the great cathedral organ on Wed., May 13 at 12:15 pm, with music Nikolau Bruhn, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Alexandre Guilmant. Free parking and admission.


Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

Choral Evensong at St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Sunday, May 3, 5:30 pm
Sung by the Cathedral Choir

Choir-Mihoko-IMG_7963Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, May 3 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be led by the Cathedral Choir featuring music of Felix Mendelssohn. John Renke will be the organist and choral director for the service.


To See a World: The Chamber Choir of the School of Music in Piteå, Sweden

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm
Matinee Concerts
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
The Chamber Choir of the School of Music in Piteå
Eric Westberg, conductor

Swedish-Chamber-Choir-e1429835457454The chamber choir consists of 25 singers from the northernmost music college in Sweden; University College of Music in Piteå, just two hours drive from the polar circle.

The choir will present music with a beautiful Scandinavian timbre. In the repertoire you will find examples venturing from the Swedish west coast folk music composition Trilo, to the Sami piece Vuojnha Biegga (Wind of the Spirit), to the more contemporary classical composition O Domine by Thomas Jennefelt and more.


Recital by Padraic Costello, countertenor

Padraic-CostelloNoontime Concerts
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 12:15 pm
Padraic Costello, countertenor
with John Renke, organ

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concerts presents a recital for voice and organ with music of Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, Dietrich Buxtehude, and Arvo Pärt with countertenor Padraic Costello and organist, John Robert Renke, on Wed., Apr. 22 at 12:15 pm. You are welcome to bring lunch. Admission and parking are free – although donations are always welcome!


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