Anyone can run a Community Choir, but should you pay for it?

I should preface this article by saying that I know a lot of Choir Leaders who run a variety of singing groups which include choral societies, community choirs and chamber choirs.  There are some amazingly Read More …

Parking in Leicester

Last weekend I was in the Midlands. My primary objective whilst there was to play the organ for a weekend of services at the Cathedral, which were being sung by Quorum, a fantastic chamber choir Read More …

Running a Choir – Just how hard can it be?

Last weekend I was in Berlin to run a choir workshop for a Global Law firm.  The recipe for this event sounded fairly straightforward.  Take 60 legal types, feed well before placing in a conference room Read More …

How much is that Cake?

Earlier this week, British pianist David Shenton was invited to accompany Sevi Regis at the Presidential inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump.   Naturally he enquired about the fee and was told there is no fee due Read More …

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

On Friday 13 November 1868, the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini died from pneumonia at his country house in Passy.  Possibly an unremarkable event if, like me, you are fairly indifferent to Italian opera.  But it Read More …