As a composer, it’s really gratifying when your ideas become reality. On March 5 I was privileged to perform as pianist with the Lambrick Park Church choir in a première of my own work, Laudate Dominum. I originally wrote the piece for SSA choir and later arranged it for Lambrick’s SATB choir and piano. The original SSA version was entered in a competition which I did not win, but fortunately the work found new life at Lambrick! The choir did an amazing job considering the Latin text and pronunciation which proved to be the biggest challenge. It’s good to have your skills stretched once in a while, right?
The saying goes that the best compliment is when you’re asked to return for a repeat performance… and we will be singing Laudate Dominum again on April 1 (Palm Sunday) at both The Gathering (10AM) and The Place (6:45PM) services. I can’t wait!
I’m also looking forward to getting my hands on some recordings for upload soon.