Meet the choir
Jane has accompanied HCS since 2018. She is an organist, pianist and has performed extensively in solo recital, chamber music and as accompanist for choral groups in both Britain and in the US. She holds a PhD in Musicology, MA in Performance Practice (early music) and MMus in Organ performance.
She has held organist positions both here and abroad, and teaches organ for the Diocese of Leeds Organists Training Programme at Leeds Cathedral.
President: Chris Townsley
Musical Director: Matthew Lazenby
Accompanist: Jane Flynn
Chair: Lois Kennedy
Society Secretary: Frances Challinor
Matthew has been musical director of HCS since 2016, prior to which he accompanied the choir.
He is also Director of Music at St Martin's Church in Leeds, and musical director of The Pusey Consort, a new Leeds-based liturgical chamber choir.
In addition he is an organist, accompanies a number of other choirs, is a piano teacher based at Yorkshire College of Music and Drama and also teaches singing. Matthew grew up in Yorkshire and is a graduate of Leeds University. He also has musical links with France and recently worked in Paris.