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‘As a musician, I'd describe myself as a passionate amateur,’ says John Cleghorn.
Having learned the piano and the organ in childhood, he has accompanied instrumentalists and singers throughout his life. He was the accompanist of the Australian Children's Choir for ten years and is currently the organist of the Christian Science Church in St Kilda Road. As a committed member of the Melbourne Chorale/MSO Chorus, John has been involved in choral singing for many years.
John considers two experiences in his life as being most important to his musical development. The first was when he joined the Sydney University Musical Society, which enhanced his appreciation of classical music through collaboration with many fine musicians. The second was becoming a volunteer presenter and programmer at 3MBS.
‘My education then took another step forward as I learned about composers I had not previously known. Conversations with 3MBS colleagues are always enriching.’
Variety is what John aims for in his Concert Hall programs. He prefers not to work to a theme but provide good listening by selecting works from different periods and genres, always including a concerto, chamber music, some vocal music and a symphony.