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Darren Hogg – Accompanist and Assistant Chorus Master

DarrenDarren, Accompanist, born and educated in Birmingham, trained at Birmingham Conservatoire, studying organ, harpsichord and piano accompaniment with David Ponsford and David Saint. Darren is Organist at Halesowen Parish Church (St. John the Baptist) and St. Leonard’s Church, Frankley and is one of two Organists at Lodge Hill Crematorium. He is Accompanist and Assistant Director of Music for Birmingham Choral Union and accompanies many other well-known choirs and societies.

Darren has also featured as Organist on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise, BBC Radio 2’s Sunday Half Hour and BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service. He also runs his own private teaching practice (Organ, Music Theory and Piano) and is a member of the Birmingham Organists’ Association and has served on the Association council. The Association awarded Darren the Leonard Gibbons Memorial Prize for Young Organists. Darren is married to Barbara, mezzo-Soprano and primary school teacher. They have a daughter, Abigail. Further details may be gleaned from Darren’s website www.darrenhogg.co.uk.

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