Guest Andrew Butler Posted February 27, 2006 Share Posted February 27, 2006 Hello everyone. This is my first post, having done a lot of enjoyable browsing since joining a few weeks ago. I saw the question of crematorium work mentioned in some topic or other, but I can't remember which, so I hope it's ok to start a new one. There seem to be a number of permutations regarding the employment of crematorium organists. I am regularly engaged at 2 crems: at one of them I am the "Thursday Organist" (there is 1 for each day + a "reserve"). I am told by the crem which services I am required for, and the funeral directors pay me direct on "the day". The fee is £ 25 per service, and use of the organ is currently running at about 19%. At the other, there is a list of organists from whom funeral directors are required to make bookings themselves as required. This means that jobs there are a bit "ad-hoc", although organists can basically charge what they like - I ask for my usual church fee of £60. I would be interested to know what other systems of employment, and indeed fees, are in place "out there". I shall look forward to reading your replies. Andrew Oh yes - I have more than my fair share of funny stories, which I shall share in due course, although I shall refrain from telling the best one, as no-one would believe it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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