My name’s Lucy Sansom and I took over the main organ duties at St. Michael’s at Easter 2015. I also continue to play the piano in the worship band and in church generally accompanying people when required. I love my job! The Rev. David Moss has recently given me the title of Musical Director with which I am delighted. I hope I can live up to this grand name as I am a competent pianist (but nothing special), an adequate organist and have a quiet but (mostly) in tune, singing voice. However, it is extremely exciting to be growing and learning all the time whilst working – a middle-aged apprenticeship! It is a pleasure to play music to praise the Lord and to be able to work with and learn from so many talented people – David Moss, David Nash, Jonathan Westrup, Richard Edwards, Charlotte Atterton, Paul Marshall, Jenna Coles, Shaun McCrindle, Ed Burgess, Will Rolls, to name but a few! I think there are some more people I will be meeting and learning from in the future.
Since October 2015, Richard Edwards, Charlotte Atterton and I have been running St. Michael’s Children’s Choir which is so much fun. The children are great fun and a delight to work with. They have already sung in church on several occasions. We meet weekly on a Monday evening 6-6.45pm in church. All children are welcome to join us. If your child likes it, they can have a t-shirt and become a fully fledged member of a choir. Please ask one of us if you are interested.
Music has become my life in recent years, and I am now a full time piano teacher as well as playing in various bands, I play for a hymn sing-a-long in Redcliffe Methodist church, in the pub, in an old people’s home and much more. I have a website if you are interested in seeing what I do. I am very grateful to St. Michael’s for letting me host my half yearly piano concerts for my students in the church. You can see lots of photos and a couple of videos on my website www.lucysansom.com or www.lucysansompianoteacher.co.