Simon Lindley Biography (Wikipedia)
Simon Lindley (born 10 October 1948) is a British organist, choirmaster, conductor and composer. Organist Emeritus of Leeds Minster 2016-. He has been City Organist since 1976 [and remains so on retirement from the Minster] and was Master of the Music and organist of Leeds Minster (the Minster and Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds) from April 1975 until retirement in September 2016.
Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds Polytechnic from 1976 to 1987, Lindley held the post of Senior Assistant Music Officer for Leeds City Council from 1987 to 2011. He was president of the Royal College of Organists from 2000 to 2003, and of the Incorporated Association of Organists from 2003 to 2005. He has been secretary of the Church Music Society since 1991. He served on the editorial panel for New English Praise (2006), a supplement to the New English Hymnal and was, with Michael Fleming, responsible for much of the musical compilation of the supplement. He has been chairman of the Ecclesiastical Music Trust from 2004 – the trustees all being directors of the English Hymnal Company – and Chairman of the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama from 2006 to 2013. Lindley was in 2008 elected as President of the Campaign for the Traditional Cathedral Choir in succession to Dr John Sanders. In 2009, Lindley was elected a trustee of the Halifax 900 Trust at Halifax Minster. In April 2012, Lindley was appointed Chairman of the Music Planning Group of Leeds Philharmonic Chorus and in summer of that year was elected a Trustee of Leeds Philharmonic Society.
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