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Director of Music

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First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
2 Ferry Rd & Lyme St.
Old Lyme , Connecticut 06371
United States

Company Description: We are an active and growing church, in the Congregational tradition. This tradition, or denomination, traces its roots all the way back to the Pilgrims and...   more

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  • performing diploma
    Royal College of Organists
  • Royal College of Music
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Our Staff - The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 20 April 2015 [cached]
Simon Holt Director of Music
Simon Holt has been our director of Music since September 2012. He comes to us from England where he studied at the Royal College of Music and Goldsmith's College. He is a reknowned organist and music director, having performed extensively in Europe and England, including at Westminster Abbey and Royal Albert Hall. He and his wife founded the Calvary Music School in Stonington, he is the founder and artistic director of the Salt Marsh Opera Company here in SE Connecticut, and he works with the Westerly Land Trust on a major theatrical renovation project. We are thrilled to have his experience, expertise and great good humor with us!
Simon Holt, executive ..., 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Simon Holt, executive director of the United Theatre on Canal Street was with Saunders and the 50 or so others, savoring the news and celebrating.
"Rhode Island has set a precedent," said Holt, who is also the artistic director of the Salt Marsh Opera Company. "It is just amazing and very, very exciting. History in the making."
Holt told the Sun earlier this year that the money would be used to help the United Theater fulfill its mission to become a premier center for performing arts, cinema and arts education in Southern Rhode Island by helping complete the renovations to the 88-year-old building.
The opera is conducted by Simon ..., 7 Oct 2009 [cached]
The opera is conducted by Simon Holt, executive and artistic director of the opera company.
Salt Marsh Opera was founded by Holt in 2000. Demand for Salt Marsh Opera tickets has been higher than ever as the company broadens its role in the region's arts and entertainment scene. In each of its previous eight seasons, Salt Marsh Opera has enjoyed sold out productions, including "Madama Butterfly," "Tosca, Cosi fan tutte," "La Bohème," "La Traviata," "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Lucia di Lammermoor. Salt Marsh Opera also presents operatic soirées, rehearsals and lectures open to the public at local schools - as it will this year for "Die Fledermaus."
"Our wish is to present opera in an intimate setting as originally intended," says Holt.
Simon Holt Honorary ..., 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
Simon Holt Honorary Lecturer: Composition
Royal Holloway, University of London : Department of Music, 3 Jan 2009 [cached]
Simon Holt Royal Holloway, University of London : Department of Music
Simon Holt (Honorary Lecturer) FRNCM
Academic Staff - Profile
Simon Holt is an Honorary Lecturer in Composition at Royal Holloway, University of London. After completing a foundation course at Bolton Art College, he went on to study composition for four years with Anthony Gilbert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Holt first came to prominence as the featured composer of the 1985 Bath International Festival. As a young composer he was also taken up by the late Michael Vyner, then artistic director of the London Sinfonietta, and in response to commissions Holt produced Kites (1983) and Ballad of the Black Sorrow (1988). Simon Holt's output of works for chamber ensemble is large, including five pieces written for the Nash Ensemble. The first four of these: Shadow Realm, Sparrownight, ... era madrugada and Canciones have been recorded by the Nash on the NMC label.
Simon Holt finds his inspiration from, amongst others, the world of Greek myth.
In 2001 Simon Holt has received Le Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre, Monaco for Sunrise' yellow noise. In July 2001 Sphinx, for cor anglais and percussion, Two movements for string quartet, written for the Belcea Quartet and Clandestiny for soprano and organ were premiered at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music as part of a composer portrait.
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