A highly experienced, flexible accompanist (organ and piano) and continuo player, Simon began playing the organ at the age of 13 and by the time he was 16 had recorded his first disc.

Simon’s Story

Simon is a former Organ Scholar of Chichester Cathedral where he accompanied the world-renowned choir regularly during the daily sung services in the cathedral. Whilst there he studied organ with the cathedral organist, Alan Thurlow and the late David Sanger.

Now living in Berkshire, Simon travels extensively throughout the UK as accompanist, continuo player and organist to several choirs, and regularly plays at cathedrals throughout the UK. Other performance venues have included Eton, Winchester and Wellington College chapels.

Further afield, concert tours have taken him to Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the USA (including the cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York). Simon has broadcast on BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Berkshire and Classic FM and performed with the international organ virtuoso, the late Carlo Curley. He has given first performances of works by Cecilia McDowell and Bob Chilcott.

Simon is Organist and Director of Music at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has appeared as organist with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir and is organist for the Reading-based choirs Tamesis, Reading Festival Chorus, Erlegh Cantors and the South Berkshire Singers. Away from Reading, he performs regularly with the Sarum Consort Singers, the Farrant Singers (both based in Salisbury), Avebury Vocal Ensemble (Marlborough) and The Harry Ensemble. 

As an orchestral player Simon has performed with the Brandenburg Orchestras and performs as organist with both the Chameleon Arts Orchestra and British Sinfonietta.

Simon is represented by Chameleon Arts Management.

“I cannot praise enough the support we have had from our accompanist. I throw difficulties in Simon’s way each concert but he doesn’t even regard them as a challenge, just a variation!”

PB, Avebury