Category Archives: Church music ~ 教会音楽

Summer church music workshop in Kobe – 教会音楽の夏ワークショップin神戸

Many things to report, but first some PR.  The Rikkyo University Institute of Church Music will hold its annual summer church music worship in Kobe this year.  If you are interested, the workshop brochure can be downloaded here.  (Sorry, Japanese … Continue reading

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Duo Svyati to perform at Rikkyo

On May 27, 2017, Svyati Duo (Julian Collings, organ; Rebecca Hepplewhite, cello) returns from London to Rikkyo University’s All Saints Chapel (Ikebukuro Campus) for a concert of music for cello and organ.  The concert begins at 4:30 pm, and is … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Chigasaki – さよなら、茅ヶ崎

(日本語を追加しました)Goodbye, Chigasaki.  I enjoyed getting to know you for one short week.  Shall I list the charms of Chigasaki? Delicious Brioche breakfasts at the station before beginning my practice sessions. Cool ocean breezes wafting through town. Friendly people and an … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

This post could be variously titled “Easter at Rikkyo,” “I bought a wide-angle lens,” or “Two weeks without a day off.”  Your choice.  Whichever you choose, it is still Easter, and I wish you the best for the day.  In … Continue reading

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A nervous time 〜 緊張しています

Quite frankly, this is not my favorite time of year.  I don’t at all mind sitting through seven university entrance ceremonies, or directing the chapel choir at sixteen (!) separate chapel welcome ceremonies in three days.  What I dislike is … Continue reading

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