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WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
Simon is experienced in meeting with families, helping them to select the perfect music for the occasion, and for delivering uplifting yet sensitive performances on the day. While his repertoire is extensive, embracing all the ‘classics’, Simon is always happy to learn new repertoire for the occasion, be it organ repertoire or an arrangement of something less traditional!
Simon has considerable experience in accompanying concerts of all shapes and sizes! Large-scale concerts have included playing the organ in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with Jan Latham-Koenig and the Orchestra of the Novata Opera Theatre, playing harpsichord continuo in St Paul’s Cathedral’s performance of Handel’s Messiah and accompanying a concert of choral music by the BBC Singers, while recent smaller-scale engagements have seen Simon providing the orchestral accompaniment of Elgar’s The Music Makers for Mansfield Choral Society and Poulenc’s Gloria for Cambridgeshire Choral Society, both organ parts of Castagnet’s epic Messe Salve Regina for Northampton Bach Choir, and a festive performance of Sleigh Ride in Christ Church’s family Christmas concert.
Simon has also played for a number of Come-and-Sing events over the years, with repertoire ranging from the usual works of Haydn, Mozart and Stainer, through to a selection of opera choruses.
Simon enjoys performing recitals to appreciative audiences in a variety of venues, be they of cathedral proportions or a more intimate country church. Recent venues have included Westminster Abbey, Durham Cathedral, Merton College Oxford, and Lancing College Chapel. His repertoire ranges from the serious symphonies and sonatas by the likes of Bach, Mendelssohn and Vierne through to lighter pieces by Elgar, Hollins and Mozart.
Once described as the "Rolls Royce of accompanists", Simon is above all a liturgical organist, and relishes the opportunity to accompany choirs in the context of Christian worship. He has played at most of the cathedrals in the UK, and is familiar with a huge proportion of the Anglican choral repertory. So, if your choir is planning a visit to sing services at a cathedral, why not consider booking Simon to play?