Organist: Simon Lumby

Simon Lumby was born in Birmingham and studied organ with Andrew Fletcher before moving to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. In 1993, Simon was awarded First Prize in the International Young Organist Competition, held in Plymouth for his performance of Bach First Trio Sonata and ‘Litanies’ by Jehan Alain. Organ recitals have included the Cathedrals of St Paul’s London, Hereford, Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham Oratory, Salisbury, Lichfield and Liverpool, the Abbeys of Westminster and Ampleforth, St. Giles’ Cripplegate, and St. Bride’s Fleet Street. Other concerts of note have included the opening recital of the Harrison Organ at the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield and several Battle of the Organs with the late and great flamboyant American virtuoso, Carlo Curley. Simon has been featured on both Classic FM and Radio 3.

Simon was ordained in the Church of England and spent many happy years as Parish Priest of Saint Aidan’s in Leicester during which time he recorded his first CD (‘Loud Organs his glory…’) which met with both popular and critical acclaim and went on to record a series of videos with Shea Lolin featuring, among other instruments, the new organ put into Saint Aidan’s Church. Simon is also in demand as a singer and choral conductor – being Director of Music of the Ryton Chorale in Worksop and conductor of “Viva la Musica”, a chamber choir based in the East Midlands.

Future plans include another series of organ videos with Shea Lolin as well as much concert making in and around his home city of Nottingham.

You can contact Simon directly by email.