Both as a teacher and as an organist and choirmaster, Chris has done much to promote the enjoyment of creating and performing music.
Now retired from teaching, he continues to compose, mainly for the organ, for which he has also arranged a number of well known orchestral classics.
Tuneful melodies are a characteristic of his compositions, many of which have become popular features in his recitals, in particular, his trumpet tunes, Tuba Stop Melody, marches and Christmas preludes.
His Christmas choral settings of words by Sheila Barnfather have also proved to be popular.
His compositions and arrangements for schools and young people were originally used to promote the enjoyment of music making in the schools where he taught.