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Mr Darren Hogg
Mr Darren Hogg

Biography

Darren Hogg was born and educated in Birmingham. He trained at Birmingham Conservatoire from 1989 to 1993 studying organ, harpsichord and piano accompaniment with David Saint and David Ponsford.





Darren is currently organist at St. Leonard's Church, Frankley and one of two organists at Lodge Hill Crematorium, Selly Oak, previous posts have included Halesowen Parish Church (St. John the Baptist), St. Augustine's Church, Edgbaston and St. Albanís Church, Conybere Street, Birmingham. He deputises at Birmingham Cathedral, St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick and the Blue Coat School, Birmingham. He is Accompanist and Assistant Director of Music for the Birmingham Choral Union and Solihull Chandos Choir, as well as working regularly with the CBSO, City of Birmingham Choir, Armonico Consort and Sing & Discover (formerly Sing Live UK). He was Accompanist and Assistant Director of Music for the Midland Music Makers Grand Opera Society (now Midland Opera) from 1992-2002. He has performed with many other societies in the Midlands, including the Birmingham Bach Choir, Birmingham Festival Choral Society, the Canoldir Male Voice Choir and the Heart of England Singers. He has featured as Organist on BBC One's Songs of Praise, BBC Radio Two's Sunday Half Hour" and BBC Radio Four's Daily Service.





Darren has won various competitions, including the 1991 "Birmingham and Midland Institute (B.M.I.) Organ Performance Prize" and the 1992 "Gordon Clinton English Song Competition Piano Accompanist Prize".


Darren regularly gives recitals. Past venues have included: Lichfield Cathedral; Leominster Priory; St Alban's Church, Highgate, Birmingham; St Augustine's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham; St Martin's in the Bullring, Birmingham Parish Church; Bournville Friends Meeting House; and St Alphege Church, Solihull.


From 1994-2001 Darren was a tutor of Organ and Piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School. He now runs his own private teaching practice (Organ, Music Theory and Piano). He is a member of the Birmingham Organists' Association and has also served on the Association council. In 1992, the Association awarded Darren the "Leonard Gibbons Memorial Prize for Young Organists".





Darren is a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (I.S.M.) and the Musicians Union (M.U.)and is married to Barbara, a primary school teacher. They have a daughter, Abigail.





Outside the world of music, Darren and Barbara are members of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

Contact Darren

Address: Quinton
Birmingham
Midlands (West)
B32 2SZ
Phone: 07778 447 883
Mobile: 07778 447 883
Fee (30 minutes): £16.00
Fee (60 minutes): £32.00

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