Geoffrey Simon is Organ Curator at Raleigh Moravian Church. A Fellow of the College of Church Musicians at the National Cathedral, where he studied with Paul Callaway and Leo Sowerby, he holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. He was Director of University Choirs at The American University in Washington, DC, before becoming Professor of Church Music at Wesley Seminary.
He has played, sung, and/or conducted in 20 states and in European capitals including Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. He is one of few Americans to play a recital at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where Bach served as Cantor. His North Carolina connections began at Duke University, where his musical activities included singing in three choral organizations, playing violin in the Duke Orchestra, accompanying, playing the carillon for two years, and being the first student to share a recital with a faculty member, playing the three Bach Gamba Sonatas with ‘cellist William Klenz.
When playing chamber music requiring harpsichord, he uses the Thomas Goff instrument originally made for Thurston Dart, the eminent English musician who was at the forefront of the re-discovery of Baroque performance practices.
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