William Fox
Sun 31 Mar

MusicSt Paul's Cathedral Organist William Fox

Portico is delighted to welcome sub-organist William Fox, from St Paul's Cathedral, London, to play a recital on Portico's restored organ. Enjoy selected works by Byrd, Bach and Villiers Stanford amongst others.

About William Fox


Sub-Organist of St Paul's Cathedral, London, since July 2018, William takes a share in the organ-playing and conducting of statutory and special services and curates the year-long organ recital series there. 

His musical education began as a chorister at York Minster, before organ scholarships at Wells and Hereford Cathedrals.  Prior to his appointment at St Paul's, he was Organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, from where he graduated with a First-Class degree in Music.  While in Oxford, he studied organ with Stephen Farr and Matthew Martin.  As well as playing for several CD recordings, tours, and broadcasts with Magdalen College Choir, he directed the choir for an interregnum term. 

William became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning the Turpin and Durrant prize for playing.  As an organist and continuo-player, his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Television, and Classic FM and, as an accompanist, he has played throughout Europe and in the USA.  He currently studies the organ part-time at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on the Personal Study Programme. 

As a piano accompanist, he was the winner of the 2018 Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize Competition, held at the Royal Academy of Music.


‘St Patrick’s Breastplate’ from Sonata Celtica (Op. 153) - Charles Villiers Stanford 

Fantasia in A minor - William Byrd 

Partita: Christ, der du Bist der Helle Tag (BWV 766) - Johann Sebastian Bach 

Symphony in F (i) Allegro, (ii) Vivace ma non troppo, (iii) Gavot - William Boyce, arr. Arthur Hutchings

‘Pater, dimite illis nesciunt’ from Sept-Chorals (Op. 67) - Charles Tournemire 

‘Hodie mecum eris in Paradiso’ from Sept-Chorals (Op. 67) - Charles Tournemire

Miroir - Ad Wammes

March: Dignity and Impudence - Percy Whitlock, arr. Malcolm Riley 

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Event Details

Sun 31 Mar
15:00 to 16:15

£15 / Under 25s £5


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