Simon Johnson is appointed master of music for Westminster Cathedral, London, UK, effective September 1. Johnson has been organist and assistant director of music at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, since 2008, during which time he has played for all national events that have taken place there. Previously he was assistant master of music at St. Albans Cathedral and director of music at All Saints’ Church, Northampton.
Johnson is active as a recitalist throughout the United States and Europe and is also an orchestral conductor; his compositions are published by Oxford University Press and Peters. In 2018 he addressed the symposium of the Pontifical Council for Culture in Rome, and in the same year he worked with NASA and the International Space Station in a sell-out performance of Holst’s The Planets at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
For information: simonjohnsonmusician.com.
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