081:Alex Ferguson

Episode 81 – Alex Ferguson has been Organist and Choirmaster at Kay Park Parish Church in Kilmarnock for the past 30 years It is his firm belief that the enjoyment of music is a gift – that music making has no divisions and can bring a sense of wellbeing and togetherness to all who participate. His rehearsals are educational, directional, but above all full of great fun and fellowship.
Alex has presided over the regeneration of the Aeolian Male Voice Choir, introducing the scholarship scheme to attract younger members and taking it from strength to strength and has conducted choirs in Ayrshire for many years. He is currently enjoying retirement from his career in Music Teaching. Alex was the founding conductor of Loudoun Musical Society
Alex has kindly agreed to take part in a discussion with the innovative use of Zoom to record his thoughts on his musical life and current projects. He had to undergo a re-interview and we had six edits where we ironed out mistakes in operational approach which rendered problems with video and sound. Hopefully it is a basis for regeneration of Pipers’ Persuasion interviews
This is a new venture for Pipers’ Persuasion, and we hope to adopt this platform to speak other musicians round the world.
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1. Alex Ferguson; Intro, Choirs and Learning

2. Alex Ferguson; Church Music, Covid and Zoom

3. Alex Ferguson; Recent Changes in Making Music

4.Alex Ferguson; Appendix; Musical Arrangement with DAW