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Simon Russell

Our accompanist, Simon Russell was born in Liverpool. He studied organ at Birkenhead School with Timothy Lawford and then at Cambridge as Organ Scholar at St. Catharine’s College, where he continued studies with Gillian Weir and the late Peter Le Huray.

After Cambridge he was appointed Assistant Organist at Chester Cathedral but decided after a while to keep music as a hobby and gain fortune from computer keyboards.

He was firstly accompanist and then Musical Director of the Hoylake Choral Society from 1982 until he moved, in 2000, to Nantwich where he is Organist at St Mary’s Parish Church. He is an annual recitalist at Chester Cathedral and is also in demand as an organ, piano and music theory tutor, having many Associated Board and other pupil distinctions and diploma successes to his credit. Since May 2014 he has been a full-time professional freelance musician and as well as being accompanist to Nantwich Choral Society he is also accompanist to Sandbach Choral Society. He performs organ recitals in churches, abbeys and cathedrals around the country.

Simon has recently been made an Honorary Member of the RSCM.

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