SIMON WALKER is Director of Music at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Oakville. In addition he is Assistant Conductor of Oakville Choral Society, and Artistic Director of the Oakville Celebration of the Arts Concert Series. He is also in regular demand freelance as an accompanist, teacher and conductor.
Simon is from the United Kingdom and 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 Canada in 2010 and has previously served as Assistant Organist at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto. Simon has gained the diploma ARCO in organ from the Royal College of Organists (UK) and the Ch.RCCO in Choral Conducting from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He is a frequent recitalist performer in and around Toronto and also further afield. Away form music, Simon maintains a practical interest in organ building and has a passion for European classic cars - much of his pastime is spent driving and maintaining his 1982 Citroen 2CV.