Musical Director: Simon Winters
Simon Winters received his early musical training from his father, Leslie, and was educated at Bancroft's School, Woodford Green, before reading Music at St. Anne's College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
Besides teaching piano, organ, recorder and ‘A’ level harmony at Brentwood and Chigwell Schools, Simon's conducting commitments include the chamber choir Felicitas, with whom he has recorded five CDs and undertaken numerous foreign tours. He has been Musical Director of Epping Chorus since 2001 and in 2002 formed Epping Forest Voices, a choir that has sung services in many cathedrals including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and St George's Chapel, Windsor. In addition, he is Director of Music at St John's Church, Epping, a post he took up in 2005.
As an organist and pianist, Simon has played frequently in cathedrals throughout England and enjoys playing for local choirs and soloists. He is particularly busy at Chigwell School where he regularly accompanies the chapel choir, chamber choir, choral society and various instrumentalists. In 2013 he recorded a disc of choral music with the Chigwell School Chapel Choir at St John's College, Cambridge, and has accompanied the choir frequently in many cathedrals including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Royal Festival Hall and Canterbury Cathedral.
His Christmas Medley for Recorder consort has been published by Peacock Press. He has also composed a number of choral works.