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 Collections in aid of the Organ Fund

Dates in 2017:

6th April

Programme: Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Pachelbel – Canon in D; Vivaldi – Spring [The Four Seasons] – two movements; Saint-Saëns – Symphony in C minor [Organ Symphony] – Finale; Rodgers – Wedding Processional [The Sound of Music]; Elgar – Cantique; Vierne – Berceuse; Elgar – Sonata in G, Op 28 [first movement]

4th May – Dr Gordon Stewart (celebrity guest)

Programme: Spedding – Intrada; Lübeck – Praeludium in E; Bach – Trio on Herr Jesu Christ; Pescetti – Sonata in C minor; Hollins – In Springtime; Robert Cockroft – Danse et Musette; Bernard Johnson – Caprice; Renaud – Toccata in D Minor

1st June – English Music

Programme: Wesley – Choral Song; Stanford – Marcia Eroica; Stanford – On an Old Irish Melody; Elgar – Chanson de Matin; Binge – Miss Melanie; Delius – On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Thiman – Air and Variation in the Old English Style; Warlock – Capriol Suite

13th July (second Thursday)

3rd August

7th September

5th October

2nd November

7th December – Seasonal programme


Dr Simon Lindley

Simon Lindley

Dr Simon Lindley, a resident of Fulneck Moravian Settlement for some years, is Organist of Leeds Parish Church and Leeds Town Hall. In addition to his work at the Town Hall and with the Parish Church’s famous Choir, Simon is also active as a Choral Conductor pre-eminently with St Peter’s Singers, Sheffield Bach Society, Doncaster Choral Society and Overgate Hospice Choir, Halifax. 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 and of the Leeds-based Yorkshire College of Music and Drama. He is a Tutor in Organ Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Secretary of the Church Music Society.