We are very pleased to introduce to you Noël Tredinnick our Interim Music Leader.
Check out his interview below and also his welcome message below that from our February Newsletter.
Yes I’m Noël, who’s spent a lifetime involved in various aspects of Church and Christian music, from my early days as a chorister at Southwark Cathedral, to running music at churches in Beckenham and Langham Place and for the BBC.
Now retired from these positions, and after a period of locum work, plugging gaps in other churches, I am delighted to come and be included in the St Paul’s Herne Hill family. So far your welcome and encouragement have been very special. I’m looking forward to steering the music-course over these coming months. Come and say hello, and let me know if you have particular abilities, time or interest, that you want to share. Worship is an action, worship is an offering, worship is an attitude of mind, worship is Holy-Spirit-filled: and, whether you’re musical or not, I’m keen to be of service to everyone in the parish and congregation.
Clearly, having supported the exciting programme of Pipe Up! concerts over recent years, I’m especially looking forward to the reinstallation of the St Paul’s noble pipe organ. Wow, that will raise the roof! Turn over the coin, and you’ll also find me happily playing a groove on a funky keyboard. You know, all styles of music, dedicated to God’s service, can be of infinite inspiration to inspiring our worshipping hearts: whether it be the songs of Tallis, Bethel, Bach, Watts, Getty, Dykes, Redman or Rend Collective, they can all boldly set our souls ablaze when treated with spirit, sensitivity and care.
Wearing another hat, do tune into my weekly broadcasts (“All Souls in Praise”) on Saturdays (1.45pm) and Sundays (7.00am & 9.00pm) on Premier Christian Radio every week, for more teaching and great worship music on this same theme.
Here at St Paul’s, music ministry is vital, energising, faith building, and communal: in Spirit and in Truth, let’s lift a song of praise to the Lord of Hosts, and make, together, a loud and joyful sound. Let the neighbours on Herne Hill wonder what all the noise and excitement are all about?!
God bless you as you sing,