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Holy Name Organ Recital Series for 2018 announced

Simon has announced the performers for his fifth International Organ Recital Series at the Holy Name Church, Manchester, where he is musical director. The renowned recital series will not only feature concerts given by two highly respected British organists but also two leading organists from New York.

A special recital will also be given by Simon in collaboration […]

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New CD announced

After the success of his debut CD, Simon has announced that he will be recording a second CD to be released on the Métier recording label. This CD will feature the compositions of renowned organist and composer Naji Hakim and will be due for release in April 2018.
Simon will be collaborating with distinguished musicians Benedict Holland (violin) […]

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BBC Radio 4 live broadcast

Simon will be performing live on BBC Radio 4 alongside the Kantos Chamber Choir (Director Ellie Slorach) for the BBC Daily Worship Service being broadcast on Epiphany. The service will be held at the Holy Name Church, Manchester where Simon is Musical Director and will feature a performance of Toccata on the Introit of the […]

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Toccata on the Introit of the Feast of the Epiphany

Simon will also be performing Naji Hakim’s new work Toccata on the Introit of the Feast of the Epiphany in his recitals at Westminster Cathedral and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King subsequent to the World Premiere at the Holy Name Church, Manchester on 6th January 2017.

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World Premiere

Simon’s next recital will include the world premiere of renowned composer Naji Hakim’s new work Toccata on the Introit of the Feast of the Epiphany.

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ISM Music Journal feature, September/October 2016 edition

 

Simon Leach to premiere new composition by Naji Hakim

Simon Leach is a prize winning graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and a former organ scholar at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. He will be giving several organ concerts in January 2017 with music celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany. The recitals will include […]

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World Premiere announced

Simon will give the World Premiere of a new work by Naji Hakim. The Toccata on the Epiphany Introit, Ecce, advenit dominator Dominus will receive its premier on Friday 6th January 2017 at 7.30pm at the Holy Name Church, Manchester. He will then perform the piece at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 8th January and […]

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Simon is honoured to have been asked to perform an organ recital at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral as part of a special series to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. As a former organ scholar of the cathedral, Simon is very much looking forward to returning and taking part in the celebrations.

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Holy Name Organ Recital Series

Simon has now announced the programme for his forthcoming recital at the Holy Name Church. This prestigious recital series is currently in its third season with recitals for the fourth shortly to be announced.

Simon will be performing on Friday 25th November.

Programme

Jean Roger Ducasse – Pastorale
R. Vaughan Williams – Rhosymedre
J.S. Bach – Fantasia and Fugue […]

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Simon has recently been invited to play in the 2019 Organ Recital Series at the prestigious Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

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