I have recently retired as organist at the Collegiate Church of St. Endellion and am an experienced performer on organ and piano. I am now available for deputising at local churches. I'm also an accompanist working with instrumentalists, solo singers and choirs. My many years as Official Accompanist to the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech demands the willingness to perform a wide variety of music and the ability to support and encourage performers of all ages and skill levels. I've performed with many choirs and instrumental groups (I was pianist with an acclaimed piano trio whilst still at school) for music festivals, rehearsals and concerts, once having an emergency call to accompany a choir in a concert - at less than an hours notice! I've performed in venues large and small including many occasions in Truro Cathedral for such organisations as The Cornish Gorsedd (of which I was created a Bard in 1988 for services to music), St. John Ambulance and Women's Institute. At the 2007 Cornish Gorsedd I was honoured by being awarded the Cornwhylen Cross, which has particular reference to my work with church music. I've played organ or piano in major works such as Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solonnelle', Handel's 'Messiah', Faure's Requiem, Haydn's 'Creation' and Brahms' Requiem.
I also undertake the all-important task of pre-exam rehearsals, coaching and aural training as well as teaching piano, organ, electronic keyboard and music theory.
Conducting and choral directing are particular interests. I was for many years until the end of 2010 director of the Killigrew Singers. I continue to direct the liturgical chamber choir Cantate Domino, and I'm the founding director of Madrigali, a choir, now entering its fourth year, which performs music from the Middle Ages to the present day. I've often formed 'scratch' choirs and instrumental groups for charity concerts, weddings, memorial services and liturgical occasions.