Evening Organ Recital with Simon Bell

Wednesday 17 May, 7.30pm

All are welcome to join us for the second recital in our 2023 Organ Recital Series, with Simon Bell, the Director of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and Director of Choral Music and Organist at Dean Close School, Cheltenham. The recital will begin at 7.30pm, and it will take place in the Quire of the Cathedral.

This promises to be an evening of world-class music - simply sit back, listen and relax in stunning surroundings.

Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music, but we ask that you register your attendance in advance by clicking on the 'Book Now' button to the right of this page.

About Simon Bell:

Simon Bell became Director of Choral Music and Organist at Dean Close School in Cheltenham in September 2012, directing the choristers and lay clerks of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum in the weekday services in Tewkesbury Abbey. His post at Dean Close also includes responsibility for all the choral music in the Senior School. Under his direction, Schola Cantorum  has broadcasted Choral Evensong regularly on BBC Radio 3, and has just completed a fifth album for Regent Records, to be released in the autumn.  The choir has also toured frequently, visiting The Netherlands, Sweden and France in recent years. Prior to his current role, Simon was Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, and has also held posts at Southwell Minster, Westminster Abbey, and St Albans Cathedral. 

Simon graduated from the University of Leeds with first class honours and holds an MMus from the Royal College of Music.  He was twice a prize winner at the coveted St Albans International Organ Festival and is a past Limpus prize winner in the FRCO diploma examination.  He is also a former holder of the WT Best Memorial Organ Scholarship, awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Simon continues to be active as a solo organist, performing concerts regularly in Cathedrals and Churches up and down the UK and abroad. Between 2015 and 2018, he was the Festival Organist at the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy. Since March 2020, he has been the Musical Director of Stroud Choral Society. 

Simon Bell
May 17, 2023
Opening times
Wednesday 17 May 7.30-8.45pm
Quire 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
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