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Chris Bond

An enthusiastic, committed and motivated church musician with over 35 years of experience singing in church choirs, and playing the piano and over 25 years playing the organ, leading and training child and adult choristers, as well as selecting music for services, planning choral days, cathedral visits and all tasks associated with being a Director of Music within a church. My passion for striving to achieve the best possible results from the choir has been hugely influenced by my singing as a member of a visiting choir and now the Director of my own choir visiting many cathedrals in England, and listening to cathedral choirs whenever I can, to experience different styles of singing and direction. Over the past years, I have used this experience to educate my different choirs to aim for the 'cathedral sound'. As the son of an Organist, music, and more particularly, church music, is in my blood. I am a firm believer in making sure that my choristers enjoy and sound like they enjoy what they are singing!

Outside of music, I am mad about cars, especially 'classic' cars.  I am a lover of dogs, comedy, red wine and, after 'finding football' later in life, a Tottenham Hotspur supporter!

Formerly Organist at St Nicholas, Hurst, Berkshire 
Formerly Organist & Director of Music of two churches in the Parish of Worplesdon, Surrey.
Formerly Organist & Director of Music of Waltham St Lawrence Parish Church, Berkshire.
Formerly Assistant Organist and Acting Director of Music of St Mary Magdelene, Richmond, London.

Organist & Director of Music at Christ Church, Shamley Green, Surrey (from September 2022)
Director of Te Decet Hymnus - a choir with over 45 members which deputises at English cathedrals when the cathedral choir is in recess, and who sing at fundraising concerts.

Other experience
Singing in church choirs since the age of 6.  I can sing Tenor or Bass.
Playing the piano for over 35 years 
Playing the organ for over 30 years
Directing choirs for over 25 years

Available for church services, weddings, funerals and baptisms (even at short notice). Covering West Surrey, North Hampshire, and East Berkshire.