Kelvingrove Recital 23 April 2022

After a two year break forced on us by the covid pandemic, the organ recitals at Kelvingrove have recommenced- the only free, daily organ recital series in the world. I am looking forward to getting back on the bench to play a varied programme of well-known classics, Scottish tunes and some jolly toe-tappers!

Long time, no speak

It has been an extraordinary few months for all of us and while many parts of life have moved online, my musical life as moved offline for a while as other things have taken priority. I am sure, however, that as life returns to normality, I will once again have the chance to continue my own study and practice as well as sharing what I learn with anyone who stumbles across this blog.

There have been a number of developments in my professional life. I have completed and Additional Teacher Qualification on Religious Education at the University of Glasgow and achieved full registration with the GTCS as an RE specialist in addition to registration as a music teacher. I have also been appointed Principal Teacher of Religious Education at Turnbull High School after 18 months acting in the job. This brings a new emphasis to my teaching career which I am very excited about but I have no intention at all of hanging up my organ shoes and baton! I will be continuing my work as a liturgical musician with Schola Una Voce and the Schola of Immaculate Heart Parish, Glasgow and will continue to be one of the organists of Kelivngrove Art Gallery.

In the meantime, the Pearce family are preparing for the arrival of our second child in the next few weeks and so the divine craftsman of  life’s rich tapestry continues to weave new and vibrant patterns before my eyes.

I’ll end with something fun from one of my recitals at Kelvingrove!