So much for using WordPress to maintain this website instead of hand-coding – I still can’t seem to find time to keep it up to date!
So now, just remembering a couple of other things that happened in 2014…
In August, I was invited to be part of the ‘My Love Is A House’ concert of music by Canberra composers (see clipping below from Canberra Weekly). Apart from enjoying hearing my own piece performed so well by Vanessa Driver (violin), Annette Hiu (cello) and Grant Roberts (piano) – who made it sound better than it is! – it was a delight to hear such varied and interesting works by other composers from the Canberra region.
Here’s the video of my contribution, Bach Stands His Ground:
And it was the 150th anniversary year of the Royal College of Organists. To mark the occasion, the RCO invited members to hold a recital in support of the college, aiming for 150 organ recitals in the course of the year. In the end, there were over 200! Mostly in Britain, of course, but we joined in at St John’s, Canberra, on April 24.
I teamed up with Gemma Dashwood (also an RCO member), Sheila Thompson (St John’s music director) and flautist Rosemary Shepherd. The program included a flute sonata by CPE Bach, who turned 300 in the same year – twice as old as the RCO! We backed up Rosemary with a full continuo: Sheila on organ, Gemma on cello and myself on harpsichord (electric), for a nice baroque sound that was a little different for the occasion.
Couldn’t resist doing CPE300 in RCO150!