Organ Recitals

‘These you have loved’

Organ Concerts on the famous Snetzler/Binns Fulneck Organ
by Dr Simon Lindley, usually on the First Thursday of each month at 11.00 am
Retiring Collection for Church Funds.
For full listings see the Organ Recitals website (link below).

Thursday 4th April
No. 150 in our series
Charles Avison, arr Clifford Harker
Concerto in D major
Adagio/Allegro spiritoso – Andante [Air with Variation] – Molto Allegro
Flor Peeters
Variations on an Original Theme, Op 58
Harold Darke
Meditation: Brother James’s Air
Percy Whitlock
Sketches on Verses from the Psalms [from Book 1]
ii) Duetto – Psalm 55, Verse 1
i ) Pastorale – Psalm 23, Verse 1
Beethoven/Battiwalla
Variations in D major for Mandolin
Mendelssohn
Sonata IV in B flat
Allegro con brio – Andante religioso – Allegretto – Allegro maestoso e vivace

Dr Simon Lindley

Dr Simon Lindley, a resident of Fulneck Settlement for some years, is Organist Emeritus of Leeds Parish Church and Leeds Town Hall having served in both capacities for over forty years from 1975 and 1976 respectively. Simon is active as a Choral Conductor pre-eminently with St Peter’s Singers, Sheffield Bach Society, Doncaster Choral Society and Overgate Hospice Choir, Halifax; these involve intense work on four consecutive evenings each week – the remainder of his time is spent giving organ recitals and other work as a leading keyboard player. Dr Lindley is a former President of the Royal College of Organists and of the Incorporated Association of Organists, a director of the English Hymnal Company and Chairman of the Ecclesiastical Music Trust. He is Secretary of the Church Music Society and a long-serving Trustee of the John Pilling Trust. Dr Lindley was educated at Magdalen College School, Oxford and the Royal College of Music in London. He served in a musical capacity in Oxford, Kensington and Chelsea as well as the Cities of London and Westminster prior to moving to St Albans Cathedral in 1970 as the first full-time assistant there; Simon has lived in Yorkshire since 1975. His family roots are here in the West Riding and in Belgium.