懷念倪伯峰 (1950 - 2013)

在天父的樂團裡唱 Alleluia 讚美主!

Po-Feng

倪伯峰畢業照,與夫人參加三十週年團聚,與孫兒近照

Lone Goose

倪伯峰得獎攝影 — 天鵝湖

謝謝天父賜予我們與你同渡的歲月(Elizabeth Rice)

2012 Reunion

2012 年 10 月聖樂團東海聚

I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Ni Bo-Feng's passing, as many of you were. He was such a vibrant and thoughtful person, even though quiet and reserved. His obvious love for music was always evident, even as a student at TungHai. In his essay about our 2012 reunion, he quoted the names of so many of the songs we had sung, some of which I had forgotten. I remember him as Melchior when we presented "Amahl and the Night Visitors" before Christmas one year. The solo he sang was so moving, speaking of the Christ child whose kingdom was built on love alone.

I also remember at one of our reunions, 2004 or 2006, we were visiting the old Taiwanese village not too far from TungHai. I was walking with him and You Huei and 2 or 3 others, when we passed a coffee shop and he suggested we go in for a coffee and to sit down a bit. I was so grateful, for I needed a few minutes rest!

We will miss him dearly. But how fortunate we are to have known him in this context of music we have sung together. For he will never be far from us as we continue to sing Alleluia in praise to our God. Thank you, Bo-Feng, for your friendship, and thank God for your life among us.

—   Elizabeth Rice

懷念伯峰(倪執中.汲宇荷)

2006 Reunion

2006 年 1 月聖樂團東海聚

11月15日晚兆貞簡訊:“宇荷,你知道伯峰已蒙天主恩召和我們永別了嗎?”看到簡訊驚然,無法相信.與兆貞確認後,即刻電告在清邁的執中,他楞在那頭直說︰“誰說的,弄錯了吧!你快去弄清楚.”執中無法相信這位同寢室又同姓,好似兄弟的老友已經離開了我們.

伯峰的個性溫和,心思細密,常在默默中關心付出.執中說他跟著伯峰學聽音樂與攝影.二人在大二與大四同寢室,大二的時候,伯峰在寢室聽音樂,執中就跟著聽,或有一些體會,伯峰就告訴他有關樂曲的緣由、作家、曲風等等.後來帶執中去伯峰父親有隔音設備的“音樂室”聽音樂,也算是知音吧.伯峰長於攝影也是眾所周知的 ,執中曾跟著他學,因此在胚胎學的報告,攝影記錄雞由胚胎育成小雞的過程,得了一個 AA.

大四那年,他們寢室養了一隻剛出生的嬰兒小狗狗.大家,另外四人是胡其龍,鄭耀煌,楊厚德,與王生台,他們幾個二十啷噹歲的大小子一起養狗.有一次聖樂團練唱的時候,我問倪伯峰養小狗狗難不難?他說,半夜起來餵奶瓶很辛苦,因為大家都爬不起來,會叫來叫去;又說,去盥洗室洗奶瓶很尷尬,因為會被別的男生笑.這兩句話,說的簡單又生動,至今沒忘.

其實,能夠認識並與伯峰在聖樂團一同唱歌,是很感恩的事。他是個超級棒的 Bass,很幸運常常坐在他的前排,伯峰那極好的音色,極準的拍子,tone in 感情的聲音,一聽到他的聲音,自然而然就唱了,而且唱的開心。在詩歌中聖樂團的 members 一同讚美一同虔求,一同敬拜一同懇祈,或歡喜或悲愁,同聲同心,成就了一生的情誼。

去年(2012)十月底聖樂團 Reunion,十二月十八日伯峰寫了一篇分享在聖樂團一起唱的詩歌的文章寄給我們,當時讀此文便極喜愛.平常伯峰話少,都是別人說,他在一旁含笑聆聽,他也很少這麼多想法一次表達,一開頭他就說︰
 
    當唱 Alleluia 讚美主!
    「凡有氣息的,都要讚美耶和華,你們要讚美耶和華。」(詩篇一五○篇第 8 節)

文章中他並且說,
 
    感謝 Mrs. Rice, 這次聖樂團團聚決定要唱 Alleluia 這首歌.
    能夠跟大家在一起唱這首歌卻是我這次團聚最大的感動,個人
    覺得這是一首我們唱過的最有深度的也是最有意義的聖歌之一.
    如果沒記錯的話,1968 我在聖樂團的第一年 Ms. Rice 就教我們唱
    Alleluia 這首曲子;事隔40 年後,2009 年5月初,我在西雅圖附近
    參加的美國教會詩班特別選了 Alleluia 這首曲子,作為母親節感恩
    禮拜中的讚美詩歌。指揮告訴我們這是一首在困境中仍然要讚美主
    的詩歌;Randall Thompson 在1940 年寫這首歌的時候想到的是當時
    戰爭的苦難與悲傷,"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
    Blessed be the name of the Lord."

再讀此文不禁淚水盈眶,“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.”伯峰已被主基督帶走了,多麼難面對的事實。

最後他在信尾把我們當年在聖樂團一起唱的許多詩歌連在一起鼓勵我們︰
 
    在這聖誕嘉節,我們要 "虔求天父將你律例教我 - Teach me, O Lord",
    也要 "齊當向主歌唱 - O Sing unto the Lord",更重要的是要 "靠主常喜樂 -
    Rejoice in the Lord always"。有煩惱時可以 "把你的重擔卸給主 –
    Cast thy burden upon the Lord",沒有把握的時候要 "向山舉目
    (Lift Thine Eyes - Thy help cometh from the Lord)",因為上帝看顧祂的子民
    不打盹也不睡覺 - slumbers not nor sleeps,同時也要像馬利亞所說
    "我心尊主為大,我靈以神我的救主為樂 - My Soul doth Magnify the Lord and
    my Spirit hath Rejoiced in God my Savior. (1972 唱)"; 但是最重要的,
    不管我們準備好了沒有 -- 隨時隨地要唱 Alleluia 讚美主。

謝謝伯峰的叮囑,我們隨時隨地要唱 Alleluia 讚美主,直到見主面,直到天庭再相見!

我們也會愛你的摯愛,幼慧.

—   倪執中.汲宇荷

寧靜湖畔(賴兆貞)

2013 Seattle

伯峰寧靜湖畔的家

十一月中旬由西雅圖的碧蓉傳來伯峰被天主召喚的惡噩時,我頓時頭腦空白一片 …

不聽使喚的淚珠,傾瀉而下。我當時還不願相信,連忙電問懷群,宇荷去証實(她倆的另一半都是伯峰東海室友),但他們也被我這突來的簡訊嚇呆了,不發一語!回想數月前我還在西雅圖伯峰家看他含貽弄孫,怡然自得,他怎麼會捨得放下結縭近五十載的愛妻幼慧及可愛的小孫子就不告而別了呢?

緣起近二年我們有數位老友都提早去天國報到,清邁和我於是決定自今年開始要每年來美國“Re-connect”尋舊之旅,探訪老友,把握當下。今天六月初我們突來奇想,決定造訪廿五年前去過的西雅圖,除了要探視我阿姨外,我們就決定到伯峰和幼慧邀約多年的湖畔木屋和他們小住。我們在寧靜的湖畔一起散步,享受清甜的空氣及處處的綠意寧靜,並一起去參 觀了數間 open house,挑剔人家設計和施工的缺失等等 … 和他們夫婦倆渡過了愉快及寧靜的時光。我們很慶幸能在伯峰離開生命舞台前,有機會和他同處一屋簷下,一起在湖邊享用早餐,話家常。雖是短暫的停留,但那回憶將永遠烙印在我們腦海堙C

2013 Seattle

2013 年夏西雅圖聚餐

回想當時,直言的我,還質問伯峰,問他為何不發揮他的建築專業,將自住的老木屋翻修擴建?當時,幼慧才告訴我伯峰身體不好,不能勞累;我心中還暗自呧咕,看伯峰外表英挺,氣色頗好,還邀清邁一起去打高爾夫球,怎會身體有恙?心想大概是他過慣了優閑生活,怕整修房子太辛苦了,故就沒多問了。現懊悔當時不應錯怪他的!如今斯人已去,六月一別,即成永別,人生無常,怎不令人唏噓。明年八月計劃中的西雅圖 choir reunion,我們將少了個 bass(1/2 tenor)台柱,屆時大家遊舊地而思故人,真不知是否還能發出聲來!

伯峰生性平和,沈默寡言,但偶會語出幽默。我們東海情誼至今雖已逾 45 年,但和他深談的機會其實很少。我因和幼慧是高中同學,她口才好,是他們家的主發言人!要不是去年伯峰寫下了有關 Alleluia 的感動文章及以我們 choir 唱過曲目所串寫的精彩大作,我才見識到伯峰的豐沛文采,音樂素養和他內心深奧的宗教情懷。去年我看完他大作後,還曾去信調侃他,挑戰他寫的那些精彩文章是否有找人捉刀呢!(Sorry,伯峰,又錯怪你一次!)

伯峰和幼慧從小在主日學相識,青梅竹馬,自幼即情訂終身。他們夫唱婦隨逾五十年,這些年來都過著無憂無慮,閒雲野鶴的悠閒生活,往來於台北和西雅圖之間。想必他早知身體不適,故沒有像我們還經常在國內外奔波。現伯峰驟然離去,未留片語,幼慧必悲傷望絕,生活頓失重心!好在她西雅圖有兒孫可做依靠,會填補另一半消失的生活。在此僅盼諸老友們,能發揮東海精神,撥空關懷或慰問伯峰家人,讓他們感受到友情的溫暖,有勇氣生活下去。我相信伯峰在天上一定會很感動,下輩子定再做東海人!!

—   賴兆貞

長木公園喜相逢(孫召棠)

Woodside

孫召棠,林幼慧,倪伯峰在木邊農場

親愛的十四屆團友們,

伯峰突然離我們而去,難過無奈之餘,除了接受以外,也逼著我們面對不可避免人生的後段。我這幾年有的時候回顧走過的路子,覺得我實在是很幸運的一個人,從小在愛的環境中成長,沒有餓過肚子,沒有經歷過戰亂,沒有吃過苦,平平安安一路走過來,成家立業,自由自在,作自己喜歡的事,交了一群喜歡唱歌的死黨,我是很滿足了,這輩子已經夠本了。

2010年6月伯峰和幼慧到東岸來,抽空繞到我住的小城,歡聚了兩天,留下快樂的回憶(附上我們在長木公園及木邊農場的合照),真 謝謝他們!

我誠摯的邀請諸位好友有空時來此一聚, 好嗎?

—   孫召棠

伯峰的電郵告訴我們 …(孫召棠)

Longwood

倪伯峰,孫召棠在長木公園

他是一個求知若渴態度嚴謹的音樂人~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mon, 18 May 2009 8:27 pm

Thanks Shao-Tang,

I just wanted to tell her that our church choir here at Pine Lake Covenant Church (Sammamish) sang the "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson on Mother's Day Sunday. (Singing Tenor part for me this time) It brought back lots of emotions and memories!

Here's a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSWgw8pZ50E

I also learned this piece of information, Thompson once wrote that the Alleluia is -- a very sad piece. The word "Alleluia" has so many possible interpretations. The music in my particular Alleluia cannot be made to sound joyous. It is a slow, sad piece, and ... here it is comparable to the Book of Job, where it is written, "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."

Take care of yourself and the family too, we are only close to 60!

Po-Feng

他是一個愛家、愛兒子的快樂父親~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wed, Oct 26, 2011 8:43 pm

Dear Dr. Rose,

I have a secret need to tell, thanks to the training received in Tunghai, we now have a very diverse musical family!

40 years ago you allowed a non-music major couple (me and fiancee) to attend Tunghai Summer Music Camp (still remember Mozart g minor No. 40 and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique).

As a result, our two sons inherited (some kind of) musical genes. Older son is a graphic art major turned full time musician working in Taipei, writing Hip-Hop music for pop singers like 張惠妹,蕭亞軒,陳弈迅,and most recently 棒棒堂(Lolliop-F).

The younger son is a full time Microsoft geek and part time choir director. He established a Young Adult Choir for his church in Boston, from auditioning members, re-arranging music, to conducting an Annual Christmas Benefit Concert (we are going to see the concert this December.)

Sons

By the way, your favorite clarinetist Shao-Tang had the misfortune of getting a visit from me in June of 2010. I think he is still not fully recovered from playing the role of an exhausted tour guide, showing us all the great places in Delaware and Philadelphia.

Here are two wonderful ladies in 2004.

2004

And I need to listen to Mozart K. 448 more often these days!

Po-Feng

他是一個以孫兒為傲的快樂阿公~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thu, May 10, 2012 1:23 pm

Dear Shao-Tang,

We are just fine, proudly achieved "grandparents" status on April 11. God gives us a healthy cute grandson Brandon.

with Brandon

Po-Feng

他的幽默就像他的人,溫文儒雅,自謔低調~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tue, Oct 25, 2011 2:49 am

Hello Everyone,

As soon as I saw the age old photo from 許立(Thank you lady), I knew something's gotta be done.

So here it is, the Before & After (almost 40 years)photo, the white-haired guy with beautiful young ladies.

Before & After

Po-Feng

—   孫召棠

Po-Feng

2004 年 1 月 6 日雅各堂演唱會後

—   辜懷群

再唱哈利路亞讚美主( 程瑩)

2012 Reunion

2012 年 10 月 24 日在東海舊宗教中心

雖然,傳統上我們社會系一直和建築系友好, 大一第一次與外系郊遊就是跟同屆的建築系。

雖然,從大一就進聖樂團,四年之間姑且不論練唱時 second alto 就坐在 second bass 的前面,即使看不到人也聽得到聲音。加上每次集訓,出外演唱 …相處的時間不能算不多。

雖然,伯峰自認早早就和宇荷跟我《做朋友》。 幾十年之後才知道他拿我倆做擋箭牌,躲避喜歡他的女生們。

(畢竟四十多年前的東海校園內,人口不多,而且民風保守,男女授受不親的觀念仍密密籠罩著大度山。像伯峰這種既可做眼鏡,也可做西裝模特兒的帥哥,不論聖樂,熱門音樂,有演唱會的地方必見他在台上風光。心儀他的女同學,應該不是少數吧 ?)

但是,直到二十年後, 參加我們十四屆在舊金山舉行的畢業二十週年同學會前,從來就沒有覺得我們同屬一個世界的人。

當我們家三人跨過大西洋,穿越新大陸,一踏進妹妹家,就接到主辦人本班陳婉淑的電話。他要我立刻打電話給倪伯峰,因他們住不遠的 LA,但因正準備舉家搬回台灣,說事情太多不能參加盛會,給我去威脅利誘強迫他參加聚會的任務。憑良心說,這二十年間可能從來都沒聯絡過,好歹還是忠人之託的撥了號碼。記不清是怎麼說的,只知道不久就聽說他們伉儷買機票到場,之後大家一起快樂的參加了畢業後第一次大規模的同學會。真不能不說好驚訝: 居然他這麼夠哥兒們 !

以後,藉著所有大型,不論是我們十四屆還是聖樂團的同學會,我才慢慢的開始認真的去瞭解他,做他的朋友。雖然見面的機會並不多,但是反而覺得比較接近。所有的話題都能談,政治,事業,家庭 … 起初還挺不習慣他百無禁忌的坦率,雖然他一如年輕時候不慍不怒,永遠是那平和的聲調。

在 2004 年參加第一次畢業後聖樂團回東海藝術廳練唱聚會時,就聽他說,在飛機上因為心臟不舒服,還有勞空中小姐廣播尋找機上的醫生協助。當時雖然只是虛驚一場,但是很抱歉,以後也沒有為這事關心過他。

去年看到他寫的「當唱 Alleluia 讚美主」!不能說不詫異一向安靜不找事的他會示出心靈告白,一個基督徒的告白!讀後有許多的共鳴,還沒等到見面跟他分享感想,就聽說他走了,像以往一樣沒有多說一句話。

安息吧,哥兒們,你先我們到父家。相信將來一定可以再在一起再唱哈利路亞讚美主的。

—    程瑩

西雅圖迷你聖樂團痛失良伴(楊小蘋)

2003

2003 年西雅圖聚會

It's been more than a month and it's still so difficult to take in this shocking reality that Po-Fong has passed away. We the Choir folks here in Seattle are deeply saddened. We grieve with Po-Fong's beloved wife You-Huei. She has totally collapsed and has been trying hard (so hard !) to cope with the loss of her other half ( they were truly one.). We comforted her that Po-Fong would smile if he could see from above that she was happy again. You-Huei is courageous. Hope time will help her heal.

Po-Fong's sudden death is a huge loss for our Choir. He was a good bass and a good tenor too! In the last two years, during our practices several times in Seattle for our small choir group (formed under Miao Shiao-Ping's leadership, another wonderful person we Choir produced ), I learned that Po-Fong had a profound knowledge on church music. The last letter he sent to Yuan Chu-Ping entitled " ...Alleluia..." after our 2012 reunion showed how passionate he was for the songs we had learned from Mrs. Rice and how these songs connected to his devotion to God. Also the letter expressed his love and gratitude to Mrs.Rice. We could tell he wrote this article from the bottom of his heart. He told me after the 2012 reunion that "Alleluia" was his most favorite song. At the time I gave him a kind of a bitter smile, because it's so hard a song to sing. But now I would like to suggest next time when we have a chance to sing together let's sing "Alleluia" for Po-Fong. I don't care how hard it is.

There are 2 photos attached. One was taken several years ago ( 2003 ? ) when Mrs. Rice visited Seattle. The other one was Po-Fong holding his grandson Brandon on his 1st birthday this year.

Brandon Birthday

伯峰孫兒一歲生日

—    楊小蘋

回到美麗的家園(王明玲)

1969

1969 年王淑瓊,王明玲,許立,倪伯峰

親愛的懷群:

大家都會謝謝你的分享(編按:伯峰過世後,懷群傳送給 14 屆聖樂團團員一些幼慧的消息),我在台灣與賴兆貞聯絡,她正要去東海開會的路上,.之後她就出國了。

我當時想在路過 Seattle 回去 LA 的路,去看看幼慧,但是當時幼慧還在哀傷期,袁祝平說時間不恰當。我仍舊找 Wesley Hung,(大姐的兒子,是 Alex Ni 在美國學校的同學)打聽幼慧的情況,但沒有結果。

感恩節在 Bellevue 吃火雞時,特別為了伯峰的家人禱告。過節期間失去親人,真不是件容易的事!回到 LA 後,今天終於得到一點幼慧的消息,淚水不斷地流下來 … 我們全家人都會永遠懷念伯峰。希望他平安回到台灣美麗的家園,在天上與母親相會,永遠快樂歌頌 …

如果可以,明年一月底,回去過年,盼望能夠看到幼慧。請保重,唱哈利路亞讚美主!

Love
游正民,王明玲上

—    王明玲

世代相傳、永不泯滅的真情(陸孔卿)

Concert

2004 年 1 月 6 日雅各堂演唱會後

去年這時候還沉浸在團聚的甜美回憶中,接到倪伯峰不請自動寄來的「當唱 Alleluia 讚美主」這篇文章。回想起四十五年前在藝術中心練唱第一次見到伯峰,除了「哇!帥哥」的印象以外,覺得這人,雖然眼睛裡總是帶著一抹微笑,好沉靜、好內斂;從沒想到他也會有提筆一吐為快的衝動。不過,很明顯的,這畢業後第四次的聖樂團聚會(2002、2004、2006、2012)帶給他很大的心情波動,成就了他的會後感言。

讀著「當唱 Alleluia 讚美主」,看到了伯峰熱情洋溢的內心世界,十分感動。猶其是他傳神地形容我們唱 「小路」 時好像也有點像臺灣登山客半途失聯的狀況,正巧是我唱「小路」 (根本就是坎坷路)時的感覺,讓我笑翻座椅!去年在藝術中心練唱時﹐真的﹐有時我真同情 Mrs. Rice,我們這些登山客各自在山路上或賞花或奔馳,她這位導遊則揮臂搖旗請隊友歸隊 … 嗯 … 也可能只有我一個人失聯就是了!

伯峰又寫到他母親過世他在教會中唱 Alleluia 的心情,我自己在 2011 年年底失去了母親,才真正暸解一個人喪母的慟;因為母親是這世界上很少數無條件愛你的人,失去了母親,你就真正必須長大了。同時,在團聚會上與伯峰交談,以及在伯峰的文章裡,我都切身地感覺到了他第一次抱孫子的快樂。也許,像我一樣,在孫兒明亮無邪的眼睛裡,他再度見到了母親慈祥的容顏;在抱著孫兒軟玉溫香的身體,他也再度感受到了母親對他無所不容的愛經由他的手臂而注入孫兒的身上。

讀著「當唱 Alleluia 讚美主」,我體驗到伯峰參加團聚的心路歷程,真感激他把聚會的感想寫下來,讓我們隨時可以來到這一張網頁,重新體會團聚時種種的愉悅心情。文章中他多次提到唱哈利路亞讚美主,我感受到伯峰作為一個基督徒將一切都交付給神的孺慕心,也難怪他在為李欽湧寫的紀念文中特別提供了聖經中傳道書第三章的聯結,我可以想像他是以平和寧靜的心來接受天父的安排。

To every thing there is a season 每一件事情的發生都有它的季節
and a time to every purpose under the heaven 穹蒼下的每一個宗旨也都有它的時令
A time to be born, and a time to die; 生有時﹐逝亦有時﹔
a time to sow, and a time to reap; 栽種有時﹐收成亦有時﹔
... ...
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; 哭有時﹐笑亦有時﹔
a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 悲悼有時﹐歡舞亦有時﹔
... ...

現在天父的樂團裡多了伯峰這位生力軍,但是還在塵世的我們,少了伯峰,團隊裡出現了一個無法彌補的洞 …

雖然只是團友,我們已經感受到了失去伯峰不可承受的哀慟,不禁令人憂心伯峰一輩子形影不離的伴侶,幼慧。在所有校友及聖樂團重逢的聚會裡總是見到伯峰與幼慧鶼鰈情深地聯袂同來赴會,天南地北雙飛客,驟失良伴,卻要如何振翅單飛?

納蘭性德在他悼亡的詞裡寫下︰「青衫濕遍,憑伊慰我,忍便相忘?」面對這樣的慟,「節哀保重」是多麼空洞的四個字。幼慧,我只能祝福你,在兒子,媳婦,孫兒與好友綿綿不絕的關愛裡,見證到伯峰世代相傳、永不泯滅的真情。

—    陸孔卿

在困境中憑著信心仰望神的引導( 方彬彬)

2013 Seattle

2013 年 6 月 在 Seattle

雖知伯峰是被主基督接走,心中還是十分沈重。也不知如何安慰幼彗。

伯峰這篇「當唱 Alleluia 讚美主」真令人感動。佩服他還清楚記得當年在聖樂團唱的曲子;他對聖樂的認真,研究及涵養也非我所能及。他解析 Alleluia 各部不好唱,免去我們挫折感。

感謝他提醒,有 Mrs. Rice 教導我們很多美好的詩歌,使我們受用不盡。我們要遵守天父律例, 靠主常喜樂,更要時時愛主。在困境中也憑著信心仰望神的引導, 要向主歌唱 讚美主。

願我們努力行伯峰引用的金句 「凡有氣息的,都要讚美耶和華,你們要讚美耶和華」(詩篇一五○篇第 6 節)。同時,幼慧的初中同學(我的教會朋友),方采玲,也寄來下面這篇文字及照片,讓我們一起來懷念伯峰 …

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You Huei is my good friend since middle school. I knew that she and PoFeng, a church friend that she has known since very young, has become a couple in college. Since PoFeng is considered as the most handsome fine young man from my elementary school, I was so happy for You Huei. You Huei must has certain traits to attract Po Feng to set his heart on at such young age.

After attending their engagement party, we all separated and went on our journey to US. One day in 1990, an anonymous lady called me. Surprisingly, I can recognize that it was You Huei immediately after separating for almost 10 years.

1990

Since then, we got to know more about PoFeng when we spent time together with their families.

In May, 2011, We visited them night before we took the Alaska Cruise at Seattle. We are so impressed when we saw PoFeng played with his airplane kits. During the visit, we invited them to join us for our annual Lake Tahoe vacation that June. They purchased the airplane tickets right away. Later, we learned that it was the week of their anniversary. We had a wonderful time together. I learned that PoFeng is such a talented and patient photographer. PoFeng sent us a DVD with lots of good photos of our trip. Since PoFeng is the photographer, he is in none of these photos.

But, these are some photos from his portfolio:

photo by Po-Feng

photo by Po-Feng

photo by Po-Feng

This is after PoFeng found Youhuei's eye glasses that was dropped under the bridge at eagle fall around their 37th anniversary.

2011

This one is where they wanted to build their lakeside house for the later part of their life.

2011

We promised to go back to Seattle after their new lake front house is built. (Planned in 2014)

We didn't realize that GOD's plan is higher than our plan. GOD is so anxious to bring PoFeng to rest in HIS house. We believe PoFeng is rest in peace in GOD's arm. We are also appreciated that You Huei has Bryan's families close by during this hardest time of her life.

---- From Aileen Yang ( 方釆玲 )

—    方玢玢

倪伯峰的三封電郵( 趙靜怡)

2012 Gathering

2012 年 10 月 24 日在 Dr. Rose 家

Dear beloved choir friends,

Two days ago I learned about the sudden departure of our choir friend 倪伯峰, and I was totally saddened and shocked. I can not believe the tragic news because David looked healthy and happy at our Oct 2012 TH choir reunion.

Thinking back, during Dec. of 2011 & Jan. of 2012 when I first started discussing our choir reunion song selection with our choir members, David and I had exchanged several emails. I was amazed at how smart, happy, helpful, friendly, and calm he sounded in his emails, and how brilliant his son and daughter-in-law have been in music, academics, and other areas. Of course, David and Corina were most proud and happy having their most adorable and handsome grandson. I learned a lot from reading his kind and well-written emails, and also enjoyed the YouTube songs he sent to me (especially those choir songs conducted by his son at Boston before.)

This morning I went through my Yahoo email, and found 3 previous emails I received from David. Please see the attached file I made which contains 3 David's 3 emails, 2 choir reunion pictures, and a 'guitar pattern' graduation card design made by David for our 1969 choir member graduates. I thought I will share these precious letters and pictures with you for our memories.

By the way, even though my email communications with David was brief in 2011/2012, I have learned a lot on religion, music, and friendship from him. Till now, I still listen to Highrock Church Choir performances, especially during the Christmas season.

Let us pray David's (伯峰) soul will forever rest in peace and in heaven with God and angels. My deep sympathy and my hearts go to Corina and her entire family at this difficult and heart-breaking period.

love,
Patsy 趙靜怡

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Dec. 24, 2011

Dear Patsy,

Just have to brag about my son, the amateur conductor, and his church choir in Boston (老王賣瓜自賣自誇) . Please see the link:

"Christmas Joy Reprise" performed by Highrock Church

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Jan. 4, 2012

Dear Patsy,

Thank you for the kind words, last December was the first time we attended my son's Christmas concert, we had no idea that he could direct a choir. (and made them memorized the music)

He moved to Boston in 2006 (working for Microsoft) and established a new young adult choir for Highrock church. The concert was their 5th annual Christmas Benefit Concert, with 72 members on stage. By the way, the soloist of "A Savior Born" is my daughter-in-law Amy, can you tell she is going to have a baby in April? They just moved back to Seattle last week because Amy is starting her post-doctoral research at UW, and we promised to take care of the new baby.

On the first day of new year we had dinner at Larry (李龍貴) & Grace Li's home, there were 7 Tunghai choir members out of 10 people at the table. Everyone is planning to attend the choir reunion! We wish you and your family, a very happy new year too!

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Nov. 2, 2011

Hi Patsy,

I sent an email to Mrs. Rice 2 days ago. Sun Shao-Tang used to relay Mrs. Rice's news to us, but I only learned her recent surgeries from you, Patsy. (Oops, the email was returned - the correct address should be ........)

When I retired from singing in church choir here 2 years ago, I sent her an email on Mother's Day; the last song we sang was "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson, I wanted to thank her for introducing so many meaningful hymns to us. If I remember correctly, this piece was one of our choir music in "68 - '69; here's a recent version by 台大 Choir on YouTube.

Alleluia (Randall Thompson) by National Taiwan University Chorus

And by the way there's also this interesting link on YouTube:

Tunghai University Choir Reunion 2004

倪伯峰 (靠主常喜樂)

—    趙靜怡

永遠懷念你(袁祝平)

2004 Luce Chapel

2004 年 1 月 4 日聖樂團路思義教堂獻詩

雖然我不是14屆,因此和伯峰在學校並沒有那麼多接觸,倒是在幾次 Reunion 中和他談了一些,非常欣賞他的為人。

伯峰就這樣離我們而去了,猶記得去年聖樂團團聚時他仍是如常的和大家談笑,回去後還寫了一篇文章,在這裡再寄給大家,願他在天之靈安息。

伯峰,我們永遠懷念你。

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2012/12/18 (週二) 11:50 AM

祝平你好,

團聚結束回到西雅圖後深覺 有感欲言如骾在喉﹐於是 夙夜匪懈 歷經 陣痛(中文打字)難產﹐終於完成拙作一篇,班門弄斧期與大家經驗分享。

文中長篇大論不自量力濫用成語,但求搏君一笑。對親愛的米威廉老師的尊敬與感激之意,或許可以得到大家的深表贊同。

恭祝大家聖誕快樂!

倪伯峰,14屆建築 (靠主常喜樂)

—    袁祝平

伯峰自己的話

Lotus

倪伯峰攝影 — 長木公園六月荷

當唱 Alleluia 讚美主! — Ni Po-Feng / 倪伯峰

Sing Alleluia to Praise the Lord! — Ni Po-Feng / 倪伯峰

Mrs. Rice Goes To Seattle — Ni Po-Feng / 倪伯峰

懷念李欽湧 — Ni Po-Feng / 倪伯峰

To every thing there is a season, turn, turn, turn