What I Do

 


Choral Direction ~ Recitals ~ Workshops ~  Consulting ~  Teaching ~ Service Playing

Choral Direction

From 2016 to 2018 I was able to give free reign to my choral interests when I formed ‘Vox ensemble’ a small chamber choir of dedicated singers from the Vancouver Island area. Details of our programs can be found at the ‘Vox ensemble’ category link on the side bar.

We specialized in sacred and secular music, spanning the Medieval, Renaissance and Classical periods through to today. Rehearsals were minimal and concentrated, with reliance on good sight-reading, dedicated musicianship and homework! At all times, our aim was to capture the ‘spirit’ of the music by offering fresh and informed performances. Proceeds from our concerts went to various charities.


Recitals & Accompaniment

  • Organ, Harpsichord, Piano
  • “Traditional” programmes including Early Music, Bach, Romantic and Modern repertoire
  • “Thematic” programmes, e.g. varied settings of “The Lord’s Prayer”
  • Music of particular periods, countries, or composers

Workshops

  • Choral Workshops to develop blend and diction; training choirs to “self” direct
  • RSCM ‘Voice for Life’ instruction
  • The “demanding legacy” of Anglican Chant
  • Training for Cantors
  • Workshops in service playing and accompaniment for Organists and Pianists

Consulting

  • The art of choosing music for the Liturgy
  • Organ maintenance and replacement: ~ non-doctrinaire consideration of affordability, practicality, musical integrity, and long-term investment

Teaching

  • Advanced students in Organ and Theory

Service Playing

  • Holiday coverage for traditional Catholic liturgy
  • Weddings & Funerals