He then served as organist at the famed Riverside Church in New York City, from 1946 to 1965. Under his direction, the organ was expanded to become one of the largest in the world. His extemporaneous hymn accompaniments at Riverside's Sunday services and concert performances were widely acclaimed. Recordings made during this period brought his playing to ever-larger audiences. In 1965, Fox resigned to devote himself to performing full-time and was succeeded at Riverside Church by Frederick Swann.
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