Lindsay Gray MA (Cantab.) FRSCM, ARCO, PGCE comes from Nottinghamshire.
He was a pupil at Nottingham High School where he developed his interests and enthusiasm for music and languages and at the age of 17 he won a choral scholarship to King’s College Cambridge as a counter-tenor.
Having gained a BA (honours) in Music at Cambridge, he studied for his Education diploma at Durham University specialising in Latin, French and Music.
After a number of years working as a teacher in schools, Lindsay took on a Headship at a school in Gloucestershire before moving on to become Headmaster of The Cathedral School, Llandaff where he stayed for 14 years building up numbers, extending the age range to GCSE level and creating a choir of girl choristers at the Cathedral.
In 2008, Lindsay became Director of an international charity, The Royal School of Church Music, where he was involved in extensive travelling promoting the cause of sacred music widely across the UK and in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and South Africa.
Since leaving that role in 2008, Lindsay has built up his current portfolio of musical, educational and charitable work activities including:
Chair of trustees for the charity 2 Wish Upon A Star
Consultancy and mediation work in for charities, schools, churches and cathedrals
Governor at schools in Bristol and the Vale of Glamorgan
Workshops and lectures
Founder and Director of ‘Caritas’ a choir which focusses on raising money for charities
Organist at St Peter’s Church, Peterston-super-Ely (from September 2014)
Trustee for the Woodard Academies’ Trust (2012 – 2014)
Lindsay has been awarded the title of Emeritus Director of the Royal School of Church Music and was also awarded the FRSCM diploma in May 2013.
Lindsay is married to Caro; they have two daughters, Emily and Susanna who now live and work in London. Lindsay’s interests, in addition to music, include cricket, golf, table tennis, walking and travelling.
Lindsay first came to know Rhian Burke when he appointed her to be Head of Girls’ Games at The Cathedral School, Llandaff. He feels very privileged to be working alongside Rhian once again in support of the wonderful charitable work at 2 Wish Upon A Star which Rhian set up in 2013 following personal tragedy. He hopes to be able use his experience as Director of an International Charity in supporting Rhian, the trustees, staff and volunteers in the incredible work and activities that help and assist bereaved parents of children across Wales.