Tom FroehlichHost of Morning Blend
Tom Froehlich is a relative newcomer to Huntsville, having moved here in October of 2019 after spending 42 years in Dallas. During his time in Dallas he served as the Assoc Director of Music and Organist at the First Presbyterian Church and also served on the board of WRR, the city-owned classical music station. In addition to many solo appearances in the US and in Europe, he also has played numerous concertos with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra and the Dallas Bach Society. His last “gig” before retirement was playing a recital for the Organ Historical Society’s national convention in Dallas in the summer of ’19, The Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas is iconic among musicians and Tom has also performed there many times, both with choirs and as a soloist. His most recent Meyerson appearance was the nationally televised service, with Presidents Bush and Obama and both Texas Senators present, for the memorial service commemorating the Dallas Police Officers assassinated during a 2016 protest.
Tom is originally from Wisconsin. He holds a BM from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, a MM from Northwestern University, and has done doctoral work at the University of North Texas. In the mid-70s he lived in Paris where he studied for 3 years with the celebrated organist, Marie-Claire Alain. Even as he approaches 70 he still enjoys hiking, his gym time and, of course, time at home on top of Monte Sano. He was thrilled to have been asked to join the WLRH family and considers his time associated with Morning Blend as the perfect retirement job.
Huntsville Music Month wouldn’t be complete without some amazing classical music events, and that includes Hymn Fest. Hymn Fest is open to the public, and takes place this Tuesday at 7pm at Church of the Nativity in downtown Huntsville.
Morning Blend host Tom Froehlich interviews organist Jillian Gardiner about her Thursday Mar 2 Noon recital and her passion for her instrument.