(image above – John Coates leads a conducting workshop. Simon, second student from the left)
We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of our much loved and highly respected friend Simon, after a long illness.
Simon was an inspiration to all who knew him as an amazing teacher, singer, choral director, friend and family man. He enjoyed a long and rich association with Sing for Pleasure, first attending summer and weekend courses with his friends from the Manchester Youth Choir and then tutoring on many of our choral courses.
Simon was gifted with a unique and superb countertenor voice, with which he transcended skillfully across his eclectic musical tastes; literally from Baroque to Barbershop.