Fraser accumulated initial experience in organ playing and accompaniment while working as a cover organist for churches around the Glasgow area and discovered a passion for the instrument and its repertoire. In holding posts in Hamilton and Paisley he developed his skills in accompaniment, solo performance and choral directing.
In addition to developing the liturgy and quality of singing in these posts, Fraser was also proactive in recruitment and training of the choir and founded concert series that generated funds for the churches and promoted a wide range of professional and amateur music making. His dynamic approach and enthusiasm resulted in his choirs progressing from unison singing to performing motets from the 14thcentury through to those of contemporary composers.
Under the tutelage of David Hamilton at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Fraser became active as a concert performer and was invited to give recitals in venues such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Ayr Town Hall and in addition to this continues to give concerts and recitals in churches and venues around central Scotland.
From May 2013 to May 2015, Fraser held the post of Organist and Director of Music at St John’s Episcopal Church, Greenock and was responsible for training the growing choir and developing the busy music programme. The choir’s schedule included the weekly Sung Eucharist, Choral Evensong twice each month and a monthly concert series.Under his leadership the choir offered additional services including the Fauré Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Widor’s Mass for two choirs and the Vierne Messe Solennelle.
Fraser has a keen interest in accompaniment and in its final seasons, he was Organist in Residence for Ayrshire Voices and has worked with other groups such as the Kilbarchan Singers. Accompaniment work has seen Fraser perform in St Andrew’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow and the University of Glasgow Chapel. He also works as a session pianist and often plays with traditional music groups.
Fraser is currently resident organist of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Glasgow where he also directs the schola who meet to sing chant and polyphony for Solemn Liturgies such as weekly High Mass, Solemn Vespers and Benediction. Fraser also visits churches to direct music for the Traditional Latin Mass in his work as Director of Music of Una Voce Scotland– an organisation which promotes and resources the Traditional Liturgy of the Latin Rite. In this role he has directed the music for Pontifical High Masses with His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke and His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider.