This evening I took part in the Seend Summer Concert, Organists by my teacher Michael.
The church looked beautiful in the evening summer sunshine.
We enjoyed a mix of music; singing by three choirs including Philomel Singers which my Mum sings in, a flautist, violin duet, cello, solo singing and of course the organ! The church has a very Victorian organ in a very tiny organ loft up a very narrow staircase! There is no space to move the organ bench or for more than one other person to be in the loft with you.
I popped up earlier in the day for a rehearsal. I’ve played there before but not for a year so it took some getting used to. The pedal board is quite ‘clunky’ and the pedals are narrow and straight which is not what I used to. The keys are very heavy in comparison to the electric organs I play but they’re a great workout for the fingers and it’s always good to experience different instruments!
Rehearsal at Seend is a snippet of the piece I played from rehearsal. BVW615 .
It was a lovely evening with a very supportive atmosphere and some really talented performers. It was a privilege to be invited to be part of it.