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 10th January
sponsored by Christine Tedder of Bingley
Haydn – From darkness to light – final section of The Representation of Chaos from “Creation”
Elgar – Chanson de Matin – for the morning of the New Year
Handel – Overture: Musick for the Royal Fireworks [17 April 1749]
Strauss II – Waltz: The Beautiful Blue Danube
Eric Coates – By the sleepy Lagoon
Hymn Improvisation for the New Year – Irish Traditional – Slane – Be Thou my vision
arr Edwin Lemare – Auld Lang Syne

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.