Richard Lea is Organist at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.
He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Christ’s and Notre Dame College in Liverpool, and was Organ Scholar at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral studying with Noel Rawsthorne, Terence Duffy and Philip Duffy. He was then Organist at the Church of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. He was appointed Organist at the Metropolitan Cathedral in 1999. From 2016 to 2018 he was Organist at Buckfast Abbey.
He has made numerous broadcasts and has recorded three discs of the music of Lefébure-Wély, the complete organ works of William Mathias and the world premiere recording of Sir John Tavener’s Requiem with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Vasily Petrenko.