Caius Lee: My Musical Journey

Mozart called the organ the “king of instruments” and there’s a reason for that.

Originally an aspiring sportsman, music was never on Caius Lee’s radar, until he was 11. In his last week at primary school his potential was spotted during a Bradford Cathedral choir outreach day. Caius was invited to a taster service and allowed to sit in the cathedral’s organ loft. “Being a lad” Caius laughs – he was drawn to the power of the instrument – “the pure volume was like nothing I’d heard in my life!” He immediately asked to learn the organ and sing in the choir. After putting in the legwork to develop his keyboard skills (and growing tall enough to reach the pedals) this dream became a reality.

Alongside support at the cathedral, an inspiring school singing teacher sought out opportunities for Caius to accompany choirs, rehearsals and competitions and by 16 he was leading his own children’s choir. Having spent his gap year as Assistant Organist at Leeds Cathedral, Caius is now off on an organ scholarship to Cambridge.

Part of our 20th anniversary project: My Musical Journey

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