Music News and Events

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Sacred music by Cathedral musicians and vocalists. Visiting choruses and soloists. Affiliated programs for the musical arts.

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Bringing music to our live-streaming services May 24, 2020Bringing music to our live-streaming services

Music adds immeasurably to worship, from familiar hymns that some of us have known since childhood to folk tunes and Hawaiian meles, they add a depth to our worship. Here we wish to thank and acknowledge the tremendous contribution of ...
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Epiphany Evensong, January 26, 2020 January 19, 2020Epiphany Evensong, January 26, 2020

A Choral Evensong celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany will be held Sunday, January 20, at 5:30 pm in the Cathedral. Music highlights include: Introit – ‘From the Eastern Mountains’ by Valour arr. by S.L.M. Magno Magnificat’ & ‘Nunc Dimittis’ – Stanford ...
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Evensong for November 10, 2019 October 31, 2019Evensong for November 10, 2019

November’s Evensong features the Cathedral Choir and Orvis Music Scholars, under the direction of Leohone Magno and John Alexander. Music selections include: Organ Prelude: “Pastorale” H. H. Bancroft Choral Introit: “It Is Toward Evening” John McCreary Abide with us; it is toward evening and ...
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Evensong for Princess Ka’iulani, October 20, 2019 October 16, 2019Evensong for Princess Ka'iulani, October 20, 2019

From Wikipedia: Victoria Kawēkiu Kaʻiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Cleghorn (October 16, 1875 – March 6, 1899) was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii and held the title of Crown Princess. Kaʻiulani became known throughout the world for her ...
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Thanks to Leohone Magno and John Alexander October 1, 2019

We are incredibly grateful to Leohone and John for agreeing to serve as organist and choir directors following the departure of Music Director Todd Beckham. Following is a brief introduction to these two, although both have been with us off ...
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Farewell to Music Director Todd Beckham October 1, 2019

The Evensong on September 29 for Michaelmas, also honoring St. Cecilia, was also the occasion for saying Farewell to Music Director Todd Beckham, who is leaving to become Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral of the Diocese of Western ...
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Evensong for Michaelmas and St. Cecilia, September 29, 2019 September 14, 2019Evensong for Michaelmas and St. Cecilia, September 29, 2019

This month’s Evensong will honor both St. Michael the Archangel and St. Cecelia, the patron saint of music. It will start at 5:30 pm, preceded by the Cathedral bells. Saint Michael the Archangel isn’t a saint, but rather an angel, the ...
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Todd Beckham attended the Association of Anglican Musicians July 24, 2019

From June 30 to July 4 2019 the Association of Anglican Musicians held their yearly conference in Boston, MA, and I had the privilege to attend. Over 300 musicians from churches and cathedrals across the country met to sing, pray, ...
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Evensong for Samson Occom, 1st Native American Christian Minister June 17, 2019Evensong for Samson Occom, 1st Native American Christian Minister

The Reverend Samson Occom (1723 – 1792) was a member of the Mohegan nation, from near New London, Connecticut, who became a Presbyterian cleric, the first Native American ordained Christian minister. He was believed to be a direct descendant of ...
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Evensong In Memory of Hartwell Lee Loy May 17, 2019Evensong In Memory of Hartwell Lee Loy

Uncle Hartwell, a beloved member of the Cathedral, died on January 29, 2019. His funeral was held on March 1. Because of his long and devoted service to the Cathedral and our community, he was honored by a special Evensong ...
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