Dr Andrew Padmore

Dr Andrew PadmoreMusical Notes

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November 2020 – A Very Special Choir

November 2020 – A Very Special Choir

New to Yorkshire and looking to build a freelance music career from scratch, I attended a concert in ’89 given by the Yorkshire Chamber Choir who were advertising for a Musical Director. I always look for potential, willingness to work hard and the vision to push the...

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October 2020 – Like the buses…..

October 2020 – Like the buses…..

For decades I have slogged on with a freelance music career, through highs and lows, never thinking for a moment that anyone noticed. But clearly they did! The evidence? A second invitation (within two months) to accept an honorary fellowship in recognition of my...

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September No 2  2020 – Unexpected Honour

September No 2 2020 – Unexpected Honour

On opening my post after holiday I was amazed to find – amongst the bills and junk – a letter from the Guild of Church Musicians offering me an honorary Fellowship for  ‘significant musical achievements’. At first I wondered why me? But as I reflected on a musical...

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September 2020 – COVID  & Choirs…

September 2020 – COVID & Choirs…

The disruption of choral activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic could have serious consequences in an important part of the arts industry.   It is feared that many singers will just not return to an activity which had been a long-term highlight in their week. However,...

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August 2020 – Lockdown easing………?

August 2020 – Lockdown easing………?

Organ Playing I have been doing regular daily organ practise and enjoying  the progress that this disciplined approach yields.  At first, repertoire that had been very familiar 30 years ago seemed unplayable, but my feet and fingers have been beaten into submission...

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May 2020 – Still in Lockdown!

Into May and still without live concerts, recitals and teaching!  Also, my invitation to have tea with Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace on 12th May has been postponed to a later date. I think this period has given many of us time to reflect on important values,  and...

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April 2020 – Lockdown thoughts…

In this strange period of ‘lockdown’ it is interesting to see how important music and the arts are now being viewed. Teaching I hope that all my students and their families are well and avoiding this dreadful coronavirus. It is however a time when we can find real...

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Late 2019 – What’s Going On

Teaching Several students are preparing for entrance auditions and choral scholarships to Conservatoires and Universities over this month and into the New Year. Preparations are generally very well ‘in place’ with repertoire items, but it is often the sight reading...

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