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Artist Hyperion Records

Lee Ward (conductor)

Lee is Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral where he directs the fine choirs of boys, girls and lay clerks and also the chamber ensemble Liverpool24. He has oversight of a huge choral outreach programme and also a significant programme of musical education within the cathedral. He gives frequent organ recitals in the cathedral and beyond and has acted as accompanist to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and organist for the RLPO.

Previously Lee was Organist at the Basilica of São Bento in, São Paulo, Brazil for some six years. There, he formed the São Paulo Organ School and was organist to OSESP and the Theatro Municpal. He gave frequent organ recitals across South America. In addition, he was Director of Music at St Paul’s British School running a large department delivering a traditional British musical curriculum.

Lee was Director of Music at The London Oratory School where he also ran the London Oratory Schola, a renowned boys’ and men’s choir. In addition to its liturgical responsibilities at Brompton Oratory, the choir made several recordings ranging from ancient and modern settings of Ave Maria to film scores (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Fantastic Mister Fox etc.) Lee first met Roxanna Panufnik whilst in this role and commissioned the Schola Missa de angelis, performing it around the United Kingdom in a number of concerts and services. He frequently performed and recorded Roxanna’s works as conductor and organist.

The Schola made several concert tours in Europe and the USA including singing for the Beatification of John Henry Newman by Pope Benedict XVI, at which service Lee played the organ in Birmingham, broadcast across the globe.

Lee was also Director of Music at Hampstead Parish Church for some 18 years, working with a fine professional choir and a wonderful Willis organ.


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