Bruce Grindlay is Director of Music at Christ’s Hospital. Before this he was Director of Chapel Music at Bedford School for seven years.
He completed his schooling in Canada, where he won prizes for organ performance and academic work from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. Bruce returned to England in 1988 to take up the organ scholarship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he studied the organ with Peter Hurford. After graduating he stayed in Cambridge to study for the post-graduate Mus.B. degree, specialising in organ performance and the sacred music of Henry Purcell. He was also Assistant Organist at Great Saint Mary’s and a university supervisor.
Bruce is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Chairman of the Music Masters' and Mistresses’ Association academic sub-committee, a member of the government’s National Music Education Forum and on the music advisory board of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. He is in frequent demand as a choral conductor, regularly directing choral societies and chamber choirs. He has given organ and harpsichord recitals across the country, including three Cambridge Festivals and many cathedrals. He has broadcast on both English and Canadian radio and has made several recordings.