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David Pinnegar

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How many churches couldn't find an organist at Christmas?
« on: January 08, 2017, 08:38:10 PM »
The local Association sent around an appeal for a midnight organist. I don't know if the church found one but I wonder how many churches missed having the organ as part of Christmas?

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Re: How many churches couldn't find an organist at Christmas?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 05:57:43 PM »
I just can't imagine what it would be like without the organ at Christmas Eve or Day services, especially if that were the norm for all prior years.

I myself have been in church at the console every Christmas for the past 55 years. 

If I were unable to play, my church has two emeritus organists within its membership who could fill my shoes.

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Re: How many churches couldn't find an organist at Christmas?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 06:15:47 PM »
I depped in a little village church where they haven't had a regular organist for 2 years.  Not unusual, as they can't afford to pay anyone.

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Re: How many churches couldn't find an organist at Christmas?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 06:15:56 PM »
I depped in a little village church where they haven't had a regular organist for 2 years.  Not unusual, as they can't afford to pay anyone.

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Re: How many churches couldn't find an organist at Christmas?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 05:48:33 PM »
I played at 6 different churches over the period 18 December-01 January. Each had contacted me through a third party. If there's such a need then we really need a national (as opposed to London-based) register of some sort.

 


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