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Alan Horsey

Alan Horsey

Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music 2018/19

Alan Horsey - organ (Halifax)

Buxtehude - Prelude, Fugue & Chaconne
Stanley - Voluntary in D, Op 6, No 6
Bach - Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr (Fughetta), BWV 677
Bach - Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr (Trio), BWV 664
Brahms - Prelude & Fugue in G minor
Reger - Perpetuum Mobile
Dupré - Cortège et Litanie
Vierne - Berceuse
Widor - Marche Pontificale (Symphonie I) 

Alan Horsey was born in the New Forest town of Fordingbridge and received his musical training at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Richard Popplewell, then Organist of St Michael’s, Cornhill. 

Following appointments in Leeds, where he was the Organ Fellow at Leeds Polytechnic and member of its part-time staff [a period when he also enjoyed a happy association with the music at Leeds Parish Church] and at St James’s, Muswell Hill in North London, he became organist at Bradford Cathedral in 1986, holding this position with distinction until 2002. 

From 1997 to 2015 he served to much acclaim as Conductor of Ilkley and Otley Choral Societies. He now pursues a freelance career as a continuo player and as accompanist to Leeds Philharmonic Society and Overgate Hospice Choir based in Halifax. Such spare time as Alan now has is devoted to pipe-organ restoration, working with John R Clough and Son Ltd.

Additional to his work in Leeds, Halifax and elsewhere, Alan is often to be heard at Sheffield Cathedral and elsewhere each season as organist and keyboard player in concerts by Sheffield Bach Choir. 

Alan is married to Elisabeth, who teaches music at a Special School in Halifax; they have two adult children – Alice, who is Stage Manager working in London West End Theatres and Edward, a Jazz Trombonist, also working in London.

View the Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music 2018/19 brochure.


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