KEITH DALE     MA,GBSM,ABSM.DipABRSM 

 Accompanist  2013-2014   Musical Director 2015-2017

Keith Dale is a native of North Yorkshire where he began his organ studies with the late Ronald Perrin at Ripon Cathedral and harpsicord studies with Alan Cuckston. In 1990 Keith continued his musical studies at Birmimgham Conservatoire, taking organ lessons with Mark Shepherd at Lichfield Cathedral and harpsicord lessons with David Ponsford and Lucy Carolan. After graduation in 1994, Keith returned to Yorkshire to take up the post of Organist & Director of Music at St Edmund's Church, Roundhay, Leeds.

In tandem with this post, he undertook postgraduate study at the University of Huddersfield. His teachers were Dr Graham Cummings and John Scott Whiteley. In 1996, he was awarded the Master of Arts degree in Music (performance) and was the first recipient of the Hollingworth organ prize.

From 1997-2012 Keith was organist & Director of Music at the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, Geneva ,Switzerland. During his fourteen years there, he oversaw the church's distinguished music programme, combining this with the post of music teacher at College du Leman where he taught over 120 nationalities.

In 2012 Keith moved to the Far East where he taught piano and music at one of Bankok's oldest music schools - The Robinson School of Music. During his time there he was responsible for preparing students of all ages for the examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He also gave a number of harpsicord recitals to critical acclaim.

Keith broadcast several times on Swiss National Radio and TV as both organist and choral director. He has given recitals in the UK, Switzerland, Italy,France, Spain and the USA. He led several children's music workshops in Myanmar(Burma) in late 2012 and 2013. Keith served as Organist and Director of Music at All Saints Parish Church Northallerton until September 2017.

Keith is currently Assistant Organist at Hexham Abbey but has returned to conduct the Highside Singers in January 2018.

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