This afternoon I attended a ‘Come and sing with the RSCM’ event, hosted by St John’s Church and run by Sarah Baldock. I’ve met Sarah before on courses but they have been organ led, it was great to be with her on the singing side today.
The theme was Celebrating the Seasons and we looked towards Christmas, with familiar and less familiar music. Many of St John’s choir were there but we were joined by other singers from the region. It was good to work with them and pick up some new singing (and conducting) techniques.
At the end of the afternoon we held a short Evensong service during which I played a voluntary.
Sarah encouraged the trebles to watch me play, it was slightly nerve racking being watched, but it was an opportunity for people to see how the organ works. Whilst some might be familiar with it others, certainly in our choir, aren’t and some saw feet and stops working for the first time.
We finished the afternoon with cake and tea. A great afternoon of RSCM community.