James Flores is an organist at St Patrick's Catholic Church (Albury), Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Lavington) and also has strong musical involvement with St Matthew's Anglican Church (Albury).
James maintains an active musical lifestyle by participating in recitals, weddings and funerals as well as choral singing and accompaniment - most notably as part of the St Patrick's Schola Cantorum.
Public awareness and education of organ music is James' passion. He achieves this by frequently playing at various church services and performing at numerous recitals throughout the year.
James holds performance diplomas on both the organ and piano from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and Church Music qualifications from the Guild of Church Musicians, St Cecilia School of Music and the ASMC. Read more >
Funerals are a solemn occasion where organ music can provide a lasting statement for the dearly departed. As the organ is a very versatile instrument, it is an appropriate choice to provide music that is heartfelt. Music at funerals is not limited to hymns but also solo music. James recommends a choir or cantor is sought alongside his services if choral music is required. Read more >
A wedding marks the joyous occasion of a couple beginning their married life together. Celebrate such a significant event with the "king of instruments", the organ! Ceremonial music plays a considerable part in setting the mood for a wedding and this is handled no better than live music and the organ. So put that iPod away and embrace the beautiful traditions of a church wedding.
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Ceremonial organ music at graduations, academic events, award presentations, special meetings and assemblies and other public events can highlight the importance of the occasion by adding a sense of grandeur or moments of solemnity where appropriate. There is truly something unique about experiencing live music played during a special occasion!
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Would you like to learn how to play the organ? Do you know somebody that is curious about learning the organ? Perhaps you already play the organ but would like to enhance your skills? James caters for students of all ages and abilities. The organ is a magnificent instrument which should be treasured for many more generations to come.
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