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O’ahu Choral Society Concert Writings Etched in My Soul

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Symphonic Chorus
Chamber Choir
I-Bei Lin, cello
John Renke, organ
Thomas Yee, piano
Esther S. Yoo, conductor

The season opens with a concert commemorating suffering and sacrifice in times of war. We particularly remember victims and veterans of World War II as we prepare to mark, in December, the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This concert presents 20th century choral music inspired by timeless texts. In addition to stirring works by Srul Irving Glick and Randall Thompson, the program features the Hawai’i premiere of Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata, with words written by prisoners in the camps and set to music for chorus, cello, and piano.

Tickets $25-$35
Free admission for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Student discounts available

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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!

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Introducing The New Interim 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.

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Aloha to John with Prayer and Music at Today’s Evensong

jr-flowers-ml-img_0741Evensong
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Wed., 12 Oct 2016 at 5:30 pm

MUSIC AT TODAY’S SERVICE

Siciliano (Sonata in G minor) Johann Sebastian Bach
Ryan Klein, oboe

Improvisation
Padraic Costello, alto sax
John Renke, organ

WITH FORMER MEMBERS OF THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Parking is free to the public.

Follow this link to Kathy Crosier’s Blog for a review and two recordings of last Sunday’s Choral Evensong with John Renke and the Cathedral Choir.

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Our Last Choral Evensong with John Renke and the Cathedral Choir

Sunday, 9 October 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

5 pm Change Ringing of the Great Cathedral Bells
5.30 pm Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

csa_choir_2014_0468Choral Evensong will be sung at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sunday, October 9 at 5.30 pm.  Music will include the setting of the Evening Canticles composed by Herbert Howells for King’s College, Cambridge, England, and the stunningly beautiful “Evening Hymn” by Balfour Gardiner.   At 5 pm, listen to the great Cathedral bells as the Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower. 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.

This will be the final Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir under the direction of John Renke. After his appointment as Organist and Director of Music of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in 2007, John Renke fostered a deep connection with the wider cultural life of Honolulu.  By establishing a weekly concert series and hosting many other concerts each year, the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Chamber Music Hawaii, the Morning Music Club of Honolulu, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, local schools and universities, and touring ensembles from around the world have experienced the unique acoustics and beauty of St. Andrew’s Cathedral.  He was the 2015 recipient of the Dale R. Noble, presented by the Oahu Choral Society “in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution to choral music in Hawaii.”

As the Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Cathedral John has done much… (Click Read More to see more about John and to see view the music list for the service.

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Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

Sunday, 2 October 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

5 pm Change Ringing of the Great Cathedral Bells
5.30 pm Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

Choral Evensong will be sung at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Oct. 2 at 5:30 pm. The service will be led by the Cathedral Choir, featuring the setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Jesus College) by the Welsh composer, William Mathias (1934-1992). Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke, will lead the choir and be the organist in this moving service. At 5 pm, listen to the great Cathedral bells as the Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower. 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 service music list.

Next Week’s Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir

9 October 5.30 pm
Herbert Howells Collegium Regale Service
Blessed are the pure in heart Davies § Evening Hymn Gardiner
After October 9th, Sunday Evensong is suspended until further notice.

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Choral Evensong with the Diocesan Choir

Diocesan-Choir-SowersIMG_5766Sunday, Sep. 25, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
The Diocesan Choir  
The St. Andrew’s Ringing Society

Choral Evensong will be sung at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Sep. 25 at 5:30 pm. This beautiful service will be sung by the Diocesan Choir, featuring the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C by Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924). Cathedral Director of Music John Robert Renke will lead the choir and be the organist in this moving service. At 5 pm, listen to the great Cathedral bells as the Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower. 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 service music list.

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Choral Evensong with the Men’s Schola

Sunday, 18 September 2016 St. Andrew’s Cathedral 5 pm Change Ringing of the Great Cathedral Bells 5.30 pm Choral Evensong  with the Cathedral Men’s Schola   Choral Evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Men’s Schola at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Sep. 18 at 5:30 pm, singing the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Arthur Wills. Cathedral Director of Music John Robert Renke will lead the…

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Choral Evensong on the Fifteenth Anniversary of the September 11 Terror Attacks

Sunday, 11 September 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral

5 pm Change Ringing of the Great Cathedral Bells
5.30 pm Choral Evensong  
with the Cathedral Cathedral Choir

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Choral Evensong will be sung on the Fifteenth Anniversary of the September 11 Terror Attacks at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Sun., Sep. 11 at 5:30 pm. The service will be led by the Cathedral Choir, featuring the setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by the English composer Thomas Causton (died 1569). Cathedral Director of Music, John Robert Renke, will lead the choir and be the organist in this moving service. At 5 pm, listen to the great Cathedral bells as the Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower. 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 list.

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Hawaiian Choral Evensong

Queen-Lili‘uokalaniCommemoration of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s Birthday
Sunday, 4 September 2016
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
5.30 pm Hawaiian Choral Evensong  

with the Combined Cathedral Choirs

The Cathedral of St. Andrew’s Fall music season begins on Sunday, September 4 at 5:30 pm with their annual Hawaiian Choral Evensong in Commemoration of the 178th Anniversary of the birth of her Majesty Queen Lili‘uokalani. The Cathedral Choirs, under the direction of John Renke, will perform the Kamehameha IV Evening Service, composed by Hawaii composer, John McCreary.  Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, usually with the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Men’s Schola, the Diocesan Choir, or an occasional guest choir. The service begins at 5.30 pm and is usually finished by 6.15 pm. The Saint Andrew’s Ringing Society rings changes from the Mackintosh Tower before Evensong on Sundays, beginning at 5 pm.

Calabash offering. parking is free. Click Read More to view the service music.

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