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FREDERICK STOCKEN 

 

Composer and Organist 

Frederick Stocken is a widely performed and commissioned composer, probably best known for his organ and choral music, including such works as Archangels and Faith Love Hope for organ.  Other music includes two symphonies (the First Symphony was commissioned for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), a commissioned ballet Alice, his Violin Concerto, and the chart-topping Lament for Bosnia for string orchestra. 

 

Frederick is Organist of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark in London, and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and for the Royal College of Organists. He is also well known through tutors such as Scale Shapes and The New Oxford Organ Method. 

 

 

NEWS

 

PERFORMANCES

Saturday 25 September 2021, 14.00,  Holy Name Church, Manchester:

First performance of Carol of the Annunciation

Commissioned by the John Bradburne Memorial Society

Bury Choral Society, cond. Juan Ortuno

Sunday 3 October, 2021, 10,00 Mass, St George's Cathedral:

First performance of The Newman Mass

a new congregational mass setting

The Cathedral Consort, cond. Jonathan Schranz 

Friday 8 October 2021, 14.30, Southwark Cathedral, London:

Anniversary-of-ordination service for Canon Dr Peter Sills

Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Choir of Southwark Cathedral, cond. Ian Keatley

Saturday 23 October 2021, 18.40, King's College, Cambridge:

Faith Love Hope for organ in a recital by Paul Greally

Tuesday 14 December 2021, 19.30, TBC:

Carol of the Annunciation at the Bury Choral Society

Christmas Concert, cond. Juan Ortuno

Thursday 16 December 2021, 19.30,St George's Cathedral, London:

Carol of the Annunciation  at the Cathedral Carol Service

The Choir of St George's, cond. Jonathan Schranz

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NEW ORGAN TUTOR BY

ANNE MARSDEN THOMAS

 

TEACHING AND PRESENTING

Saturday 23 October 2021, 10.30 St Matthew's Reading:

Organ class for the Newbury & District Organists Association

Tuesday 9 November and Tuesday 23 November, 20.00

Two online webinars for the RCO on Continuo Realisation for FRCO

Mondays in November 2021, 1800:

Online keyboard classes taught by Anne Marsden Thomas  and Frederick using their Graded Keyboard Musicianship (OUP)

Thursday 18 November 2021, Leeds Organists Association

Online presentation with Anne Marsden Thomas on Frederick and Anne's New Oxford Organ Method , released in 2020

American Guild of Organists, National Conference in Seattle 2022:

Frederick and Anne giving two workshops on their teaching methods 

FREDERICK PLAYS HIS LATEST ORGAN WORK IN THE ORGAN RECITAL SERIES AT ST JOHN'S, SMITH SQUARE, LONDON

Mysterium Fidei

Mysterium Fidei (The Mystery of Faith) for organ, was played by Frederick in a recital at St John’s, Smith Square in February 2020.  The subtitle of the work is ‘A journey towards faith’, and the music depicts a pilgrimage from doubt towards belief. The six sections are called: Restless Spirit; Intimations; Searching; Prayer; Awakening; Faith. The premiere was given by Frederick last year at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, and the UK premiere at Chichester Cathedral last November was also played by Frederick. In October 2020 Frederick also played Mysterium Fidei  in an online recital at St Michael's Cornhill, which is still on Youtube. 

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NEW ANTHEM BY

FREDERCK STOCKEN WRITTEN FOR
ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration, written for the choir of St Giles Cripplegate, was premiered in February 2020. The choir was directed by Anne Marsden Thomas, with Jack Gonzalez-Harding, organ. The music sets the account of this awe-inspiring event by St Matthew.

NEW SETTING OF THE MASS FOR

ST GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL

The Newman Mass

The Newman Mass is a new setting of the Mass written to be sung by both the choir and congregation of St George’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Southwark. Its title commemorates the recent canonization of John Henry Newman in 2019.  

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