Sat, 08 Aug|
All Saints Parish Church
Organ Recital - Simon Walker
Time & Location
08 Aug 2020, 13:00
All Saints Parish Church, All Saints Parish Church/High St, Northallerton DL7 8DJ, UK
About the Event
Lunchtime organ recital followed by cream tea.
The second Saturday of each month (not December), sees the return of our regular organ recital series. Concerts are given on the fine church organ of All Saints by either our own staff or visiting recitalists from across the globe.
The concerts kick off at 1pm and last around 45-50 mins and are followed by cream tea. We also have some occasional concerts on other days - sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.
Free entry; dontations welcomed to go towards the cost of the event.
8th August 2020 - 1pm - Simon Walker
SIMON WALKER started his musical training as a chorister at Durham Cathedral. From September 2005 he studied music at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2009. During this time he spent three years as Organ Scholar of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral and also as Accompanist to Edinburgh University Music Society Chorus. From September 2009 he spent a year as Organ Scholar of Chester Cathedral. Simon moved to Toronto, Canada in 2010 and has previously served as Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. He currently holds the positions of Director of Music at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Oakville, Canada and Accompanist to Pax Christie Chorale. He is also in regular demand freelance as an accompanist, teacher and conductor.
Simon holds the Associate diploma of the Royal College of Organists and can frequently be heard in recital at a number of Toronto venues, including St. James Cathedral, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and Metropolitan United Church.
Away form music, Simon maintains a practical interest in organ building and has a passion for European classic cars - especially old Citroens. He loves to drive a blue 1982 2CV around the GTA when not behind the wheel of his daily drive, a red 1990 Volvo 740.