Simon Hancock is Director of Music at St Matthew’s Church in Surbiton. A lifelong pianist, organist, singer, and composer, he was awarded the LRSM Diploma in Piano Performance in 2009. A career in classical music broadcasting allowed him to absorb many different styles of music whilst working at with the major London orchestras, at Covent Garden, and at English National Opera.
Largely self-taught as a composer, Simon has drawn inspiration from the many works he has performed over the years. His prize-winning setting of Dorothy L Sayers The Three Kings was performed in Canterbury Cathedral and broadcast on Classic FM, and in 2019 he was a finalist in the BBC Carol Competition; his carol setting was broadcast a number of times on Radio 3 and has since been published. He has also had two pieces included in Jubilate’s most recent song collections. His Toccata for organ was performed twice at the 2019 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.
- Year of birth: 1957
- Website: https://www.simonhancockcomposer.com/
Works by Simon Hancock
Festival performances of works by Simon Hancock
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- “Cymbals and Dances” on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Choral Eucharist on Sunday 21 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Choral Evensong on Sunday 21 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church