Anthony Froggatt - return to the 2021/2022 Season

Programme

Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux - Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

Chorale prelude ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’ -
J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor -
J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Benedictus Op.59, No.9 -
Max Reger (1873-1916)

Villanella (No.2 from Miniature Suite for Organ) -
John Ireland (1879-1962)

Variations on ‘In dulci jubilo’ - Denis Bédard (b.1950)

Berceuse (No.19 from 24 pièces en style libre, op.31 vol.2) - Louis Vierne
(1870-1937)

Choral no.3 in A minor -
César Franck (1822-1890)

Biography

Anthony Froggatt studied at Manchester University and the Royal Manchester College of Music, specialising in piano, organ and percussion. While there he was organist of the University Church, Manchester, and percussionist with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra. On leaving university he was appointed Assistant Organist at Guildford Cathedral, and to teaching appointments at Cranleigh School, Charterhouse and the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

He was later appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral, where over a period of thirteen years he made many television and radio broadcasts and several highly acclaimed recordings.

He has given recitals in many British cathedrals, including St. Paul’s, Southwark, Coventry and York Minster, and is a percussionist with Southern Pro Musica. He has examined in many countries worldwide for ABRSM, most recently to Singapore and the USA. In 2000 and 2007 he directed the choir at Magdalen College, Oxford, as Acting Organist.

He has recorded two popular albums of organ and violin music with the Japanese violinist, Fuminori Shinozaki, on the Akane label. The first,
Resonate Eternally, in Chichester Cathedral, and the second, Flourish Eternally, in Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford.


Anthony Froggatt - Guildford Cathedral