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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, 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

Friday 17 June 2022, Evensong, King's College, Cambridge:

St Michael from Archangels

Paul Greally (organ). 

Saturday 11 June 2022, Evensong, King's College, Cambridge:

Faith from Faith Love Hope

Paul Greally (organ).

 

Sunday 15 May 2022, 12pm Mass, St George's Cathedral, London:

The Newman Mass as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

 

Thursday 28 April 2022, Eucharist Service, King's College, Cambridge:

Gieb Fried o frommer treuer Gott

Paul Greally (organ)

 

Sunday 24 April 2022, 3pm, Westminster Central Hall, London:

The Day nor the Hour  (first performance) for organ

Recital by Frederick Stocken, also including works by S.S. Wesley,

Statham, Vaughan Williams and Buck

Sunday 6 March 2022, Matins, King's College, Cambridge:

St Gabriel from Archangels

Paul Greally (organ)

Sunday 27 February 2022, 10am, St Giles Cripplegate:

The Transfiguration at the Sunday Eucharist

St Giles Choir cond. Anne Marsden Thomas

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. Harry Bradford

Monday 13 December 2021, 18.30, St Giles Cripplegate, London:

Carol of the Annunciation at the Carol Service

Thursday 2 December 2021, 18.00, St Catharine's College, Cambridge: Carol of the Annunciation at the Carol Service

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

Faith Love Hope for organ in a recital by Paul Greally

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

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 

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

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TEACHING AND PRESENTING

American Guild of Organists, National Conference in Seattle 2022:

Frederick and Anne Marsden Thomas giving two workshops on their teaching methods

 

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

Tuesday 9 November and Tuesday 23 November 2021,  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)

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

Organ class for the Newbury & District Organists Association

 

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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SCALE SHAPES REACHES 3RD EDITION

Grades 1-5 updated for the new syllabus which started in  2020

You can buy copies of this popular diagrammatic method for learning scales at:

https://www.musicroom.com/scale-shapes/?sort=Id

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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