Meet the choir


President: Chris Townsley
Musical Director: Matthew Lazenby
Acting Chair: Heather Booth
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.