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Born in Woodford, Essex, Roger was educated at Bancroft’s School and studied at the Royal College of Music. In 1959, he became Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and, during his student years, he was Organist of St Mark’s, Regent’s Park, in London. Following this, he became Assistant Organist of Hereford Cathedral in 1962 and Assistant Lecturer in Music at Hereford College of Education in 1963. During this period, he studied the piano with Professor Claud Biggs and acted as an assistant chorus master, organ soloist and accompanist for The Three Choirs Festival.
Upon completion of the rebuilt organ in 1970 at Chester Cathedral, Roger embarked on the first of many BBC broadcasts and numerous recordings that have had worldwide sales. In the past 15 years, many of his CDs have appeared on the AMPHION label, but he has also recorded for a number of other companies in the UK, the USA, South Africa and Germany.
Roger has frequently been asked to act as organ adviser to churches, chapels and cathedrals and has also advised on organ projects in colleges and concert halls. He tours frequently and extensively as a recitalist in Europe, Scandinavia and North America. He visited Australia in autumn 2004 and South Africa in 2002, 2005 and 2007.
With a wide repertoire, Roger specialises in the music of Bach and of the Romantic Era. In addition to this, he is a keen pianist and gives piano recitals and concert performances when time permits.
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To Princes Quay Coach and Car Park - Approach the city centre along A63 east bound. As you come off the elevated section into the city centre you will see a large roundabout/junction with traffic lights. Go straight ahead at the junction taking the first left into Myton Street (signposted Princes Quay), this street is one way. Keep to the right hand lane and turn right into Osborne Street. The road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane.
By Public Transport:
From the station turn right. At the next set of traffic lights at the junction with Carr Lane/Anlaby Road take the middle lane to go straight on, take the next left into Osbourne Street, the road bears to the right and becomes Waterhouse Lane. To access the Princes Quay car park, take the barrier entry point on the left.
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