Singing for the dead, to the living

March 14, 2012

I have just had the most surreal afternoon imagineable. This morning, while enjoying my free Starbucks latte, I read on Twitter that my mate @PastorEv was facing a tough afternoon, singing “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring” which is famous, twiddly, and quite high with a small funeral party who were mostly non-churchgoers.

I asked if he needed backup. Read the rest of this entry »


Making a noise in church

February 12, 2012

I realise I probably already mentioned this in other posts, probably some time ago now, but I have a deep and well-fed love of good quality church music. Read the rest of this entry »


Starting up a choir

December 26, 2011

So we went carolling in a couple of pubs, and the results were pleasing if fairly low-key. We were sitting around on Friday night after doing some singing, reminiscing and complaining. Read the rest of this entry »


Flash Mob Carolling

December 4, 2011

I have been invited by representatives of Walsall Strategic Regeneration to put together a “Christmas Choir” type thing in the middle of Aldridge from 14:00 to 14:30 on Saturday December 10th, 2011. It’s one “act” as part of a larger Christmas celebration. In effect, I have local government backing and mandate to present Christmas music in public to an audience. This is very cool.

The “choir” could be a hand-picked group of people who owe me favours or want to have fun together, but that seems a little exclusive. Much better, in my opinion to open the whole thing wider. I am declaring an all-comers Flash Mob Carolling moment. Read the rest of this entry »