Questions and Answers

Please find below a selection of frequently asked Questions and Answers.

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What is your professional background?

Since primary school I have been singing professionally as soloist, entertainer and cantor in public landmarks and sacred sites of many denominations overseas, in New South Wales and Sydney’s outer areas.

I am classically trained, studied voice performance music for many years and attended Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studied under many greatly-acclaimed teachers.  I have taught singing.

What is your style of singing?

I am a specialist in sacred, classical, operatic-crossover, soft rock, light jazz and contemporary singing for funerals/memorials and wakes.
I can help you select the perfect songs and hymns.

Can you provide an accompanist?

Yes: I perform with:

  • the resident organist, pianist or other musicians
  • I can sing at the Committal, crematorium or wake
  • I can provide my own musicians
  • I can provide my own discrete PA system
  • I can sing unaccompanied (acapella).

Do you have a specialty?

My styles are wide and varied, including

  • Swing
  • Soft Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Popular
  • Classical
  • Operatic
  • Sacred songs / hymns

What if you do not know a song we want ?

I will do my utmost to accommodate song requests to secure the sheet music and learn that song for you, otherwise suggest an alternative as I have an extensive repertoire.

What if my relative wants to sing something?

I will lead the hymn singing as I know the right tunes and words where as non-church relatives and friends may feel tentative in having to attempt the singing by themselves at such an emotional time.
I am very experienced with Roman Catholic Requiem masses, other Christian and non-denominational services.

Duration of my services?

I will arrive 45 minutes before the service is due to commence and stay until the service is finished. Funeral services duration vary from thirty minutes to three hours depending on the denomination and background of the people involved.

What time do you arrive at the service?

I will arrive 45 minutes before the funeral service commences to liaise further with the celebrant, funeral director and check acoustics with the musicians.

What do you wear at the service?

I usually wear a long dark dress. Occasionally I am requested to wear colour, ie, red, green, blue or white. I do my utmost to accommodate requests.

How far ahead do we have to book you?

Usually a few days’ notice is sufficient, sometimes one day’s notice depending on circumstances.

What experience do you have?

Please review my website pages

Music Suggestions?

Please see my  webpages for a comprehensive list of songs and my singing samples.

It is advisable to check with the Celebrant booked to reside over the service before deciding on your music choices.