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Andrew Henderson

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Organist based near Burnley. Experienced with Catholic, Anglican and Methodist liturgies. Able to play in a wide variety of styles.
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I read Music at Oxford, and have been Director of Music at a number of schools and churches. My aim is to work with the client to achieve the kind of experience for their congregation or audience they envisage.

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Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Gospel
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Composition teaching, Examiner, Animateur, Accompanist
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Song list

Prelude from 'Te Deum' (Charpentier)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Dawn (Marianelli)
Songbird (Christine McVie)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Bridal March from 'Lohengrin' (Wagner)
Air from Orchestral Suite No 3 (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Sheep may safely graze (Bach)
You’ll be in my heart (Phil Collins)
Clair de lune (Debussy)
Air from 'Water Music' (Handel)
Bourrée from 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' (Handel)
Largo from 'Xerxes' (Handel)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Rhosymedre (Vaughan Williams)
Hornpipe (Cook)
Wedding March No 2 (Gounod)
Hornpipe from 'Water Music' (Handel)
La Réjouissance from 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' (Handel)
Triumphal March on 'Nun danker' (Karg-Elert)
All you need is love (Lennon/McCartney)
Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Mendelssohn)
Toccata from Symphony 5 (Widor)
Throne Room March from 'Star Wars' (Williams)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am comfortable across a wide range of repertoire. I am a classically trained organist and pianist, but experienced in jazz, pop and rock too. A recent wedding saw me finish with the Beatles' 'All you need is love' on full organ!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've played at churches across the UK, including cathedrals.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I don't usually book more than one wedding on the same day, but sometimes if someone *else's* timings have already changed, this does happen. So just let me know and I'll do whatever I can to reschedule. It's best to let me know before you firm things up! For other events, you need to get in touch ASAP as I will often have a few commitments on the day.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

At services, I’m happy to play pieces, either of your choice or my own, up to quarter of an hour before the start time.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will generally arrive around 30 minutes before a church service. If it's an organ I'm playing, I'll look it up before I arrive and may check with the priest/vicar/minister if I need any additional practice time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can have free choice on pieces from my list and other pieces--very happy to play whatever you like!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Most churches, chapels and crematoria will have an organ and/or piano. I'm afraid I'm not able to supply an instrument at the moment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I'm very happy to!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Packages
Funeral (church)
Playing for the service on the day, including any liaising with clergy which is necessary. I will also be available to discuss music choices with you, though funeral directors often prefer to be in charge of this.
£125
Wedding
Playing for the service on the day, including any liaising with celebrants/officiants/registrars which is necessary. Also includes a meeting (generally around 45m-1hr) with the couple in the weeks leading up to the event to check over music choices.
£175

Add-ons

Additional rehearsal (1hr)
+£50
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Reviews

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Michael P
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew is amazing at what he does. He played a few songs for us during our wedding service including hymns, working with our friend who plays the viola and playing a final piece that meant a lot to the family. Nothing was too much and he was prompt and polite every time we met him. Andrew made us both feel very at ease and we both felt confident leaving it in his expert hands (or should I say fingers) You made our day one to remember Andrew, thank you for everything.

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Jules G
1 year ago, for a Wedding in BB7 9PZ
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5 out of 5

Andrew was the organist for our wedding at St Peter's, Stonyhurst on 6th November 2021. He met with us before hand to go through the music we wanted, and even played some other pieces for the wedding march to consider. He happily played our hymn requests and it was beautiful on the day, creating a wonderful atmosphere in the church for the ceremony.

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Cathy P
1 year ago, for a Wedding in BB7 9PZ
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5 out of 5

Andrew’s help in planning the music for our daughters wedding mass was invaluable. From our first meeting together we felt reassured and happy with his ideas and suggestions. My daughter wanted her friend to sing her down the aisle and his kindness and support ensured this was the most beautiful and moving start to her day. We would highly recommend Andrew without hesitation.

From other musicians:

12th September 2016

I've worked with Andrew on various projects over the last couple of years. He has a cool, calm approach and pays attention to details.