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Chris Totney

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About Chris Totney

Organist/Pianist in Cambridge. Available for weddings, funerals, recitals, concerts, exams and private tuition to all ages. Happy to travel.
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Organist
Cambridge

I was born in Stourbridge, West Midlands, where I sang in a church choir and took up the piano and the organ from a young age. I read Music at Durham University, holding successive scholarships at University College and Durham Cathedral. I spent the first 15 years of my professional career in Wiltshire, immersing myself in various school and private teaching roles, alongside which I ran a thriving church choir in Devizes, visiting many UK cathedrals, touring Latvia, and recording and broadcasting live on BBC Radio 4. As an organist, I have given recitals in many cathedrals and major churches of the UK and gained my FRCO diploma in 2022. As a pianist, I have been a guest performer with the North Wiltshire Symphony Orchestra and have made appearances alongside Andrew Carwood, Bob Chilcott, John Rutter and Gordon Stewart as a workshop accompanist at large-scale regional events. I am available to play the organ for special services such as weddings and funerals, or to give recitals. I can also provide background piano music at wedding reception venues. I am prepared to accompany concerts on the organ or piano, as well as accompany instrumental or vocal examinations on the piano, and to give private tuition to people of all ages, having gained many years' experience of teaching both child and adult pupils. Although I am based in Cambridge, I am always happy to consider travelling further afield, especially when giving recitals or playing at one-off events.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Early music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Fanfare, Easy listening, Light music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Composer, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Theory teaching, Animateur
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Song list

POPULAR ORGAN MUSIC FOR WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND RECITALS:
Adagio in E - Bridge
Air on a G string - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi - Bach
Nun danket alle Gott - Karg-Elert
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Prelude and Fugue in D - Bach
Prelude and Fugue in F minor - Bach
Prelude on 'Rhosymedre' - Vaughan Williams
Prelude to a Te Deum - Charpentier
Salut d’amour - Elgar
Sheep may safely graze - Bach
Silent Worship - Handel
Suite Gothique - Boellmann
Theme and Variations - Andriessen
Toccata - Mushel
Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Bach
Toccata from Symphony No. 5 - Widor
Trumpet Tune in D - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
Tuba Tune - Lang
Water Music - Handel
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Where’er you walk - Handel
CLASSICAL PIANO PIECES by request
MUSIC THEATRE SONGS by request
POP SONGS by request

Prices

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

Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£100
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£150
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£350

Reviews

From customers:

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Ollie
2 years ago

Thanks for your amazing contribution to our wedding service. It set the day off perfectly!

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Bethan
3 years ago

Thanks for coming all the way down to Penzance to play for our wedding. It meant so much to us to have you there!