History of the Annual Concerts in Hawaii

Read Kathy Crosier’s blog: “A leap of faith” on the 2006 recital by Paul Jacobs.

Here is a list of all Annual Concert artists and where they are now: (A complete list of the repertoire played can be viewed here: Concert Programs)

2006 Paul Jacobs  —The Juilliard School, Chairman of the Organ Department, one of the youngest faculty appointments in the history of the school.

2007 Chelsea Chen—Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, NY

2008 Paul Jacobs— (see above)

2009 Aaron David Miller —Director of Music and Organist at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN, and forensic musicologist for Donato Music in Scarsdale, NY

2010 Christopher Houlihan—John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, CT

2011 Isabelle Demers—Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University, Waco, TX

2012 Namhee Han—Organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA

2013 Nathan Laube—Assistant Professor of Organ at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,
UK

2014 Michael Hey—Associate Director of Music and Organist at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

2015 Hyunju Hwang —Principal Organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and Collaborative Artist at the University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA.  Tsugumi Shikano, percussionist

2016 Gregory Zelek—Principal Organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra (Wisconsin) and Curator of the Overture Concert Organ Series

2017 Joey Fala —Carillonneur at Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC and Music Director/Organist at University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC

2018 Yuri McCoy—Doctoral candidate at the Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX and Associate Organist at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, TX

2019 Adam Pajan—Director of Music at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Instructor of Organ and Shop Technician at American Organ Institute of the University of Oklahoma, Conductor of the Oklahoma Master Chorale

2020 Monica Czausz—Organist and Coordinator for Music at King of Glory Lutheran Church and Concert Organist at Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

2021 Katelyn Emerson

2022 Alcee Chriss

Katelyn Emerson, October 2021

October 10, 2:00 pm. Central Union Church, 1660 Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

October 16, 6:00 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapa’a, Kaua’i. View the  livestream here.

Suggested donation $25

With her busy concertizing and teaching schedule throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, Katelyn Emerson is known as both “a star of the first rank, and an ambassador for the organ” (Orgue Canada).  A prizewinner of competitions on three continents, Katelyn’s stellar performances and warm personality garner acclaim from listeners new to classical music and organ aficionados alike.  With innovative programs, custom-made for each instrument, and deeply personal interpretations, Katelyn and the organ are true partners in music-making.

… Katelyn Emerson has taken the organ world by storm. I do not know anyone, myself included, who has heard her play and has not been impressed… (The Diapason)