So, he was especially delighted to accompany our mezzosoprano at a funeral last month, and we were delighted to perform with such a good musician. We had more comments on the 'wonderful music' than we'd had for quite a time.
Let us say right now, that would be a tremendous shame. A good organist is a joy and a treasure (trust us, we've met the others…), and their playing adds so much to any service. At EVERY crematorium funeral service we sing at, at least two people come up afterwards and say how much they enjoyed hearing live music, and how it made the whole service feel special. And, hand on heart, if we've had a live organist play for us, we feel it's been special too. In our view, nothing beats live music at a funeral to help celebrate a life well lived.
So, if you have the option, use your crematorium organist's skills and experience - we always do if we can. Which is why our mezzosoprano Kirsty is proud to a Fellow of the Society of Crematorium Organists, even though she can't play a note herself!