Why is there a whole page about music on a food blog? Well, because when I’m not working or cooking or writing in one of my other blogs, I am also a singer and occasional conductor of community choirs. I was keeping a regular music blog for a while, linking to recordings which caught my eye and reviewing the occasional performance, but I found that I couldn’t keep up with that among all my other blogs, so I decided to consolidate those posts into this blog, since my audience overlap was approximately 100%!
Here, you will find my musical advent calendars, information about any upcoming singing commitments that might be of interest, and links to a few recordings of my own singing.
As many of the places I sing are churches, I now have a frighteningly large repertoire of church music of various kinds, which I like to share in the form of musical Advent Calendars. I don’t manage them every year, but as you can see, I’ve done a fair few by now. The individual Advent Calendar posts will appear on the front page of this blog, in amongst all the recipes and foodie posts, but I have also created indices for each Advent Calendar I’ve written, which you can find below.
- Advent Calendar 2018
- Advent Calendar 2015
- Advent Calendar 2013
- Advent Calendar 2012
- Advent Calendar 2011
- Advent Calendar 2010
If you click on the link above, you will find a handful of recordings of performances in which I have been either a soloist or member of the choir. but I’m making one exception, because this Flanders & Swann piece about an operatic soprano who has just a little bit of a tuning problem is far too much fun not to share right up front!
I’m currently in the post-Christmas collapse phase, with no singing engagements planned in the near future.