Being in the moment
Written by Donald Moro   
Sunday, 09 February 2014 17:56

At a church I recently played at, the Pastor approached me after the service to thank me for playing the responses at the right time.  I was surprised to hear the comment and asked him if this has been a problem for other organists.  He told me about a recent experience where even though he had discussed the timings with the organist, she still did not play at the appropriate times...or even at all in some cases.  It seems that she was reading the bible or something else when she should have been paying attention.

I thought about a recent experience of my own.  I was playing at church and I was thinking about how important it was to stay focused on the service so I could play the right song at the right time.  Unfortunately, while I was thinking about that, I missed the cue to start playing, and accidentally played the wrong song at the right time!

Gosh, not only do you have to be prepared, but you have to stay in the moment....every moment.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 22:10