I’m very grateful to the Rector and congregation of St James’ Chuch, Hill for allowing me to come into their church community and cover the vacant post of Director of Music for a while. We had a choir practice last night and I’m playing for my first Sunday service this weekend. There’s a wonderful pipe organ, a baby grand piano, choir and all sorts going on in what is a very busy parish. Read the rest of this entry »
Tonight I sat in with a blues band, for a couple of hours’ rehearsal. It was immense fun, and more importantly gave me an opportunity to experiment a little. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been doing a little research. Those who know me will be surprised at this news.
It would appear that I’m closer to my goal of writing some Christmas devotional music, albeit a little late for 2011. I had a moment of inspiration, realising that instead of a full blown oratorio, I could quite possibly tackle a cantata. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m playing tomorrow for a Harvest Festival at my church. It’s a traditional affair with the usual harvest hymns, but I’m a bit stuck because of several limiting factors: Read the rest of this entry »
OK, I’m a worship music geek. I’m not a trend setter, nor a dedicated fashionista, but I do have certain standards. Read the rest of this entry »