Alan Horsey was born in the New Forest town of Fordingbridge and received his musical training in organ, bassoon and singing at the Royal College of Music. Following appointments at Leeds Minster (formerly Leeds Parish Church) and St James, Muswell Hill, London he served as organist at Bradford Cathedral 1986-2002. He was the conductor of the Otley and Ilkley Choral Societies from 1997 until May 2015 and is the accompanist to the Leeds Philharmonic Society and to the Overgate Hospice Choir in Halifax. He works regularly with the Sheffield Bach Society, Doncaster Choral Society and the St Peter's Singers in Leeds. When not involved with music-making Alan works for the organ builder John R. Clough and Son restoring pipe organs. His leisure interests include woodwork, gardening and domestic poultry.