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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 28, 2002

Faith Briefs

Bach's oratorios

The Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Epiphany marks the 12th day of Christmas when its choir presents J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio, Part IV, 'Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben' " at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1730 Punahou St.

Carl Crosier will conduct the Bach Chamber Orchestra with soloists Georgine Stark and Vicki Gorman, sopranos; Kalani Brady, tenor; and Leslie Tennent, bass.

At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5, Bach's "Christmas Oratorio, Part V, 'Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen'" will be presented in a German Vespers service, in addition to the "Magnificat" by Charles Theodore Pachelbel.

Soloists will be Georgine Stark and Vicki Gorman, sopranos; Les Ceballos, tenor; and Leslie Tennent, bass.

Both are free. Information: 941-2566.

Anniversary visit

The president of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, Rev. William Sinkford, will visit Honolulu for the 40th anniversary of The First Unitarian Church at its current location at 2500 Pali Highway.

The church has made its home in the old Cooke Family Estate since 1962. The building was built in 1910 by Richard A. Cooke, grandson of one of the original missionary families. At one point, it was a girl's dormitory for Kamehameha Schools.

Sinkford will speak at the 10:15 a.m. service tomorrow. Information: 595-4047.

LDS president

Retired Fire Battalion Chief Glenn Lung is the new president of the Latter-day Saints (Mormon) Temple in La'ie. Lung and his wife Julina were called to serve as President and Matron of the La'ie Hawai'i Temple by President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Lungs, who live in La'ie, have four children and 10 grandchildren.