Yesterday I played the organ for the Royal Masonic School for Girls’ Christmas Carol Service. In their resonant chapel in Rickmansworth, with lively 3-manual, Hill, Norman and Beard organ, I accompanied their two choirs and a congregation of over 700 in the carols that everyone wants to hear, plus a number of well-known and lesser-known choir carols. BBC Three Counties Radio recorded the service and this will be broadcast twice on Christmas Day at 6am and 1pm.
The service was short in length by a few minutes and, to fill time, I improvised a Voluntary on Christmas Carols. I will probably regret what came out of the fingers after a morning rehearsal followed by a recording session and rush-hour stationary traffic. Merry Christmas to all my readers!