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About Anthony

An organist, pianist, conductor and composer based in Yorkshire. Cambridge University music graduate. Choir and theatre musical director.
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Anthony is an organist, choir director and composer based in Yorkshire where he has been the Director of Music at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate since September 2019. Here, he directs and accompanies the church’s choir as well as being responsible for all musical aspects of the church’s life. He is the Musical Director of the Fairfax Singers, a 40-strong amateur choir based in Burley in Wharfedale, and an Organ Tutor for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds, teaching in schools throughout North and West Yorkshire. He is also the Assistant Director of the Florence International Singing Programme. Between 2018-19, he was Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster where he accompanied and directed the Cathedral’s three choirs, as well as training the younger members of the music foundation. Here he also directed the re-formed West Trent Choir. In July 2018, he graduated with a BA in Music from Robinson College Cambridge where held the Basil Shone Organ Scholarship. He was also the organist for St. John’s Voices and the accompanist for the Cambridgeshire Choral Society. He undertook a number of major tours with Robinson College Choir, St. John’s Voices and The Robinson Consort, a group of 16 singers focussing on contemporary repertoire which he co-founded and directed, to destinations including East Asia, Switzerland, Portugal and the Opera Festival in St-Remy-En-Provence, as well as a number of domestic locations and Cathedrals. As well as his work with choirs, Anthony has also taken on Musical Director roles for a variety of theatre productions in Cambridge including Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and his own co-authored show A Very Brexit Musical both in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout the summer of 2018. Prior to Cambridge, held the organ scholarship at Bradford Cathedral for two and a half years and achieved the ABRSMDip in organ performance in 2014. He has played organ and harpsichord continuo for a number of major works including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and, in 2017, Handel’s Messiah across a number of major concert halls and venues in Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore. In December 2019, Anthony was shortlisted in the final of the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition with his setting of Imtiaz Dharker's Go To The Child. His music is widely performed across the country, including most recently his setting of the Preces and Responses.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Christmas, Traditional church music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Experimental, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Ambient, Swing, Modern jazz, Avant garde, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Animateur, Musicologist, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

A very wide range of organ concert and service repertoire.
A very wide range of piano concert repertoire and accompaniments.
I have experience in learning lots of repertoire very quickly and am willing to learn anything.
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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£80
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£200
Choir Rehearsal
This price is per hour. Any accompaniment, direction or leadership for a choir rehearsal.
Church Service
Any music or hymns before during or after the service including choir accompaniments and improvisation.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


From customers:

Dorothy H, 1 year ago

Anthony Gray has recently taken up the position of Musical Director of the Fairfax Singers, a mixed voice choir established in 1996. He has adopted our eclectic repertoire with enthusiasm and genuine interest. Clear direction and consistency means that he works very well with our excellent accompanist. Anthony has a sympathetic approach to the choir members and the ability to make constructive criticism feel encouraging. We are really enjoying his leadership.

Richard L, 1 year ago

I had the pleasure of working with Anthony Gray in Cambridge for two years, when he was accompanist to Cambridgeshire Choral Society. During that time he was unfailingly well prepared, punctual and conscientious. Anthony is a fine musician with a good sense of style and considerable experience working with choirs. He has a wide range of musical knowledge and will be an asset to any organisation or individual with whom he works.

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