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 6th June

Dr Simon Lindley
Sponsored by Margaret Dawson

Francis Jackson – Fanfare [1956]
Andrew Carter – Aria
Edward Bairstow – Evening Song
Robert Cockroft – Soliloquy
Frederick Delius – The Walk to the Paradise Garden [transcribed by Dom Gregory Murray]
Francis Jackson – Hymn Prelude: East Acklam
Simon Lindley – Echo Rondel on themes from Francis Jackson’s church music
Simon Lindley – Dr Spedding’s Galliard
Alan Spedding – Toccata-Carillon [1995] on the theme of the Beverley Minster chimes

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.