Executive & Artistic Director Simon D. Holt is a graduate of The Royal College of Music, London and Goldsmith's College, University of London and prizewinner at The Royal College of Organists in London. His credentials include four diplomas - two in performance and two in teaching.
Mr. Holt has been Music Director of the Bristol Cathedral School Choral Society, the Bromsgrove Choral Society and the Birmingham University Chorus and Orchestra, with venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Bristol Cathedral. He also became Music Director at Bristol Cathedral School.
As an organist, he has performed in Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Selby Abby, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Reading Town Hall and the cathedrals of Norwich, Carlisle, Portsmouth, Wells, Canterbury, Rochester and Gloucester. Mr. Holt has toured extensively in Europe performing at St. Mark's in Venice, Sacré Coeur and Notre Dame in Paris and venues in Holland, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Switzerland. He has appeared several times on British and American radio and television.
In 1999 he and his family moved to Stonington, Connecticut, where he became Director of Music and Organist at Calvary Church. He founded and served as Director of Calvary Music School and The Anglican Singers, a New London, Connecticut based chorus. He also served as Director of Music in School at St. Thomas Choir School in New York City and the Head of Music and Chair of Fine Arts at Saint James Episcopal School in Hagerstown, Maryland. He is currently the Executive Director of the United Theater in Westerly, Rhode Island.
Mr. Holt has conducted numerous operas, operettas and musicals throughout his career. He is a sought-after performer in the eastern United States and has recorded and produced several CDs. Mr. Holt has been Salt Marsh Opera's Music Director since its inception in 2000, became its Artistic Director in 2005 and became its Executive Director in 2008.
Stonington, CT 06378
P.O. Box 154
Westerly, RI 02891
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475