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Ave Maria - Anthony Gray. Performed by the Virtual Choir of St Wilfrid, Harrogate.
An organist, pianist, conductor and composer based in Yorkshire. Cambridge University music graduate. Choir and theatre musical director.
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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
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
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Animateur, Musicologist, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients like my willingness to be flexible and help out in the planning process for events, as well as being able to recommend friends and colleagues where necessary for other roles. They then also enjoy musical and engaging performances which are always reliable.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many of this country's finest cathedrals and concert halls, as well as venues around in the world in Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Croatia and more.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
As an organist, I'm heavily influenced by some of the finest liturgical players, and as a pianist, I often try to emulate the best improvisors around, such as Keith Jarrett.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, at St Paul's Cathedral and have conducted a choir live on state television in Bosnia.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I can always try and be as flexible as possible!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
For an event requiring an organist, I'd always like to have 15-30 mins to get used to an instrument I haven't played before.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am always happy to learn new repertoire, and am very happy to discuss any particular requests with clients.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I don't have a piano which I will bring with me, so one will need to be provided where necessary.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£30|
|Up to 1 hour||£80|
|Up to 2 hours||£160|
|Up to 3 hours||£200|
This price is per hour. Any accompaniment, direction or leadership for a choir rehearsal.
Any music or hymns before during or after the service including choir accompaniments and improvisation.
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
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