Alfred Patrick Addaquay the One Man Orchestral


Alfred Patrick Addaquay the One Man Orchestral

Alfred Patrick Addaquay was born out of a musically inclined family based in Kumasi (the Ashanti Region of Ghana) the garden city with little surprises on 17th of September 1985. He started learning to play the piano at an early age and continued all through his primary education. Addaquay is but one of the young African youths willingly ready to make music an everyday career notwithstanding the stormy blasts of life changing Accapella from jubilation’s of wealth to the display of real talent to behold.

He attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for both his primary and junior secondary school education, and continued his education in Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast. He became the school’s organist when his music skills was noticed at the school and was the organist for three consecutive years. There he had music training under Mr. Peter Lyte Koomson who is currently the district chief executive in Ajumako (Cape coast). At Mfantsipim School, he received the music prize for all the years he stayed in the school. He was also awarded the discovery of the year 2002 by the school, which was a new award created just for him and he was the first recipient of the award. From that time, the award came to stay as part of the category of awards each speech day. He was also given the “Initiative & Drive” award in the year 2003 in the same school for his music compositions.

Alfred Patrick Addaquay the One Man Orchestral


After graduation from Mfantsipim in 2004, he was admitted to the university of Cape Coast. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music degree. He enrolled at the same university in 2012 to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Music Theory and Composition

Alfred Addaquay is an excellent musician. He is a widely respected keyboardist, composer, singer, arranger, conductor and choral director. His dexterity on the keyboard thrills his audience so much that they can’t just stop making reference to him so far as keyboard playing and discipline in music performance is concerned. With a magnificent fingers on the keys of an organ the man with the right tunes of songs Addaquay, multifaceted with talent to both play and sing at the same time which is rare in most cases.

As a composer, he has in his repertoire an oratorio (titled “Laudate Christus”) a cantata (“Afe Nsakrae”) and many other compositions. He composed his first oratorio, compromising 32 classical music pieces, in 2006 at the age of 20. The oratorio was the first of its kind in Ghana and Africa at large. Addaquay pointed out his influences: Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation. This was quite clear from the ornate overture, the three part structure of the oratorio with a second instrumental number, a “Praise Symphony”.

Alfred Patrick Addaquay the One Man Orchestral


Blessed with a thundering male and a melo sapra/alto smooth voice will trigger the son of music in every man musically. With dozens of experience in both writing, teaching and composing of local and foreign renditions like that of the Handel’s “Messiah” and the “Creation” ,Addaquaye has chalked his writings in the history book to be the first Ghanaian to write and perform an oratorio in classical music called “Laudate”. The two-hour oratorio, performed before an audience at the University of Cape Coast Auditorium, was the first of its kind in Ghana.

As a keyboardist, choral director and conductor he has performed and recorded with choirs such as Bethel Methodist Church choirs, Association of Methodists Choirs and Singing bands, St Peter’s Basilica church choir, Oguaa Youth Choir, Pax Choir(UCC), The Navidad Chorus, Tema Youth choir, The Good Shepherd Methodist Church Choir (Kaneshie) and many others. From 2010 to 2013 he served as the choirmaster of Bethel Methodist Church in Takoradi.

Alfred Patrick Addaquay the One Man Orchestral


He has performed on many platforms, including his own annual series "Addaquay on black and white keys" which started at Kumasi. He tours throughout Ghana and performs his acclaimed "Addaquay on black and white keys" concerts. As well as playing his own compositions, he plays pieces from both local and foreign composers during his performances. He has also partnered with corporate institutions to entertain Ghanaians and other nationals at various concerts. He was among the headline performers who graced the 180-year anniversary of the Methodist Church Ghana in 2015.