Organ Recital by Dr Simon Lindley

Date: 12 October 2017 13:00 - 14:00

Simon Lindley is Organist Emeritus of Leeds Minster, where he served as Master of the Music for 41 years.

He is a former Organist to the United Grand Lodge of England and now assists in a musical capacity at Halifax Minster, where he is a Trustee of the 900 Trust. In his capacity as City Organist, Dr Lindley was succeeded last month by notable Calderdale musician Darius Battiwalla, Music Director of Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and a Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Simon held office as President of the Royal College of Organists [2000-03] and the Incorporated Association of Organists [2003-05]. Educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and the Royal College of Music, he is one of Britain’s most popular keyboard players and conductors – in the latter capacity as Music Director of Sheffield Bach Choir, Doncaster Choral Society and Overgate Hospice Choir, Halifax.

He has been Music Director of Leeds-based St Peter’s Singers since 1977. A notable debut at Westminster Cathedral in 1969 and, particularly, his account of Elgar’s Sonata at the 1975 Henry Wood Promenade Concerts broadcast live on Radio 3 from the Royal Albert Hall, established his reputation as a player of distinctive style – a reputation enhanced by numerous concerts, recordings and broadcasts.

An extensive discography has two best-selling Naxos CDs to his name – French Organ Music from Leeds Parish Church and Handel Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. He is kept busy as Provincial Organist the Masonic Province of Yorkshire, West Riding, to which he was re-appointed in May of this year; he is Organist to, and a past Master of, Zetland Lodge 1311, Organist of Richard Gill Chapter at Halifax [Rose Croix, 202] and Assistant Organist of St Laurence Royal Arch Chapter [Pudsey 2330].

Lunch is served from 12.15(£4) with the recital at 1.00.