Music & Worship
My 'Music & Worship Ministry' can be explained in two parts:
1. CORPORATE WORSHIP.
I have been involved in Corporate Worship all my life. I am both a Musician and Solo & Harmony Singer. The instruments I play are as follows: 1) Saxophone, 2) Harmonica, 3) Clarinet, & 4) Percusssion. Although I can read music, my passion and inspiration for music has its roots in 'Improvised Jazz'. So where ever possible I choose to not use music, but improvise around a Worship Tune, adding my own harmonies and jazz improvisations etc. This ministry is used every week at the Church I attend, but can easily be incorporated into the worship of churches I visit, or into special praise events that are planned separately to normal services etc.
2. SOLO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
A, second strand to this music ministry, is my 'Solo Instrumental Recitals', and 'Concerts'. Here I play a wide variety of instrumental music, on my own, along to backing tracks. Such recitals or concerts can be a mixture of christian instrumentals and secular compositions. The focus is not so much on traditional worship, but, on providing a 'Contemporary Format of Instrumental Music', that is uplifting to listen too, and ministers to both christians and secular people alike. It is aimed at providing a very relaxed and non-confrontational atmosphere, of worshipful music. I provide all my own equipment and amplification etc. A recital can often be incorporated into a sunday church service, perhaps, alongside a preaching or teaching engagement, as a secondary form of ministry. In the case of concerts, this is never a money making activity, but if it is felt appropriate - to cover costs, sometimes a small, nominal entrance fee is asked for.
I hope the above is of interest, for more information, do not hesitate to contact me.