Anthony Gray is an organist, choir director and composer based in Yorkshire where he has been the Director of Music at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate since September 2019. Here, he directs and accompanies the church’s choir as well as being responsible for all musical aspects of the church’s life. Prior to this, he was Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster from September 2018 where he accompanied and directed the Cathedral’s three choirs, as well as training the younger members of the music foundation. He also directed the re-formed West Trent Choir. In 2018, he graduated from Robinson College Cambridge where held the Basil Shone Organ Scholarship. He was also the organist for St. John’s Voices and the accompanist for the Cambridgeshire Choral Society. He undertook a number of major tours with Robinson College Choir, St. John’s Voices and The Robinson Consort, a group of 16 singers focussing on contemporary repertoire which he co-founded and directed, to destinations including East Asia, Switzerland, Portugal and the Opera Festival in St-Remy-En-Provence, as well as a number of domestic locations and Cathedrals. As well as his work with choirs, Anthony has also taken on Musical Director roles for a variety of theatre productions in Cambridge including Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and his own co-authored show A Very Brexit Musical both in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2018. Prior to Cambridge, held the organ scholarship at Bradford Cathedral for two and a half years and achieved the ABRSMDip in organ performance in 2014. He has played organ and harpsichord continuo for a number of major works including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and, in 2017, Handel’s Messiah across a number of major concert halls and venues in Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.
- Year of birth: 1996