Musical Director

Simon Lee

Simon Lee holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Yale University and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where he studied under the tutelage of Marguerite L. Brooks, Jeffrey Douma and David Hill. During his time in Connecticut, he was conductor of the Marquand Chapel Choir at Yale Divinity School, the Morse Chorale and temporarily the Director of Music at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, New Haven. In 2017, he was a semi-finalist in the American Choral Directors’ Association’s national Graduate Conducting Competition.

Born and raised in the northwest of England, Simon began his musical career as a chorister at Lancaster Priory. He studied clarinet and saxophone performance at Leeds University where he was also a choral scholar at Leeds RC Cathedral. Upon graduation from Leeds in 2009, he moved to Durham to take up the post of tenor Lay Clerk at the Cathedral there. He completed a PGCE in Primary Education at Durham University in 2012, and having done this taught in schools across the north-east. He is in demand as both a tenor soloist and a visiting conductor as well as working regularly with a variety of choirs ranging from children’s groups to professional ensembles.
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