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|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE |
|I'm Tony White, a freelance organist, choir director and accompanist based at Alrewas on the West Midland - Staffordshire border.
With over 35 years experience of playing the organ and arranging music for church services, weddings and funerals, I offer a dignified and professional service and will come to any local church, chapel or crematorium.
I am qualified to Grade 8 standard and am a member of the Royal College of Organists, The Royal School of Church Music, and a Fellow of the Society of Crematorium Organists.
Over the last three decades I have played organs at many of the churches in and around the West Midlands/Staffordshire area and I am experienced in the liturgies of Catholic, Church of England and Free Church as well as humanist and civil ceremonies.
I am available to play anywhere within the West Midlands, South Staffordshire and South Derbyshire area|
|AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEK|
|I am available to play on any day of the week including Sundays.|
After school and technical college, I was appointed Deputy Organist at Birmingham Parish Church (St Martin's in the Bull Ring) where I trained under Geoffrey Fletcher. St. Martin's had a strong reputation for its choral music. Congregations of over 400 and monthly broadcasts on BBC World Service being just two of the challenges that had to be faced. I was elected as a Member of The Royal College of Organists in 1980.
In 1985, a career move to Reading with my employers, Yellow Pages, saw me settle in the West Berkshire town of Thatcham where I was quickly appointed as Organist of the Parish Church.
In 1990 I was offered the position of Director of Music at St. John the Evangelist, Newbury, a large traditional Anglo-Catholic church. During nearly 15 years at St John's, I established and directed the annual Newbury Choir Festival and St John's children's music group as an outreach to teenagers and young people.
I have worked as a freelance organist at many churches throughout the UK including the Garrison Church at Arborfield where hymns are accompanied with military timing at 120 paces to the minute! For six years I was one of the regular rota organists at Reading Crematorium. I now live in the beautiful village of Alrewas on the borders of Staffordshire and the West Midlands where I work full time as a freelance organist, choir director and accompanist.