composer and organist
Academic year 2017-
August 2017: Frederick teaches on the RCO Summer course.
July 2017: Frederick examines written papers for both ARCO and FRCO.
31 July 2017: Anne Marsden Thomas plays Gieb Fried o frommer treuer Gott at the opening service of the RCO summer course at St Giles Cripplegate.
June 2017: Frederick examines for the ABRSM in London, also training examiners.
25 June 2017: The choir of St George’s sings The Prayer of St Richard of Chichester at the 11.30 mass.
8 June 2017: Graded Keyboard Musicianship (OUP), written with Anne Marsden Thomas, is published. The first impression sells out almost immediately and the second impression is released in July.
4 June 2017: Frederick plays Hope at the end of the confirmation service at St George’s.
7 May 2017: As part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music Frederick plays Hope at the end of the 10am mass at St George’s and God is our Refuge at the end of the 11.30 mass.
May 2017: Frederick accompanies the choir of St George’s in a CD recording for Priory.
April 2017: Frederick signs contracts for two new books to be published by OUP, co-
26 March 2017: Frederick plays God is our refuge at a service commemorating 500 years since the Reformation at St George’s Cathedral.
March 2017: Frederick examines for ABRSM in Colchester and London, also training examiners.
26 Feburary 2017: Anne Marsden Thomas plays Gieb Fried o frommer treuer Gott as the final voluntary at the 10am Parish Eucharist at St Giles Cripplegate.
5 February 2017: Prayer of St Richard of Chichester sung at mass at St George’s Cathedral.
28 January 2017: William Whitehead gives the first performance of Frederick’s Gieb Fried o frommer treuer Gott at the Bloomsbury Organ Day. The piece was commissioned by Rebecca Hirst and Patrick Hartley.
22 January 2017: Frederick gives the first performance of God is our refuge at the end of the broadcast of Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4, broadcast live from St George’s Cathedral -
January 2017: Frederick examines written papers for the Royal College of Organists’ ARCO diploma.
November and December 2016: Frederick examines ABRSM grades and diplomas in London and Basingstoke.
19 November 2016: Frederick teaches on an RCO study day in Dulwich alongside Simon Williams and Catherine Ennis.
12 November 2016: Frederick teaches an RCO class on Fugal Techniques at St George’s Cathedral.
September 2016: The Mindful Pianist by Mark Tanner (Faber), to which Frederick contributed, is now available. Most of the guidance in this book could equally apply to organists.
13 September, 2016: St George’s, Hanover Square: Frederick gives the premiere of his Gothic Fantasia for organ and also the premiere of an organ arrangement of Lament.
1 August 2016: Frederick plays for the opening service of the RCO Summer Course on which he is teaching; he plays St Michael as the postlude.