The choirs also recorded four critically-acclaimed commercial CDs during his time there, including a recording of new American carols for chorus and piano,
Be Merry! (2014), where they were joined by
members of the Northampton Bach Choir, who
appointed Lee as their Musical Director in 2007, a position he still holds. With the Northampton Bach Choir
Lee has explored the major choral-orchestral works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi,
Mozart, Poulenc, Rutter, Verdi, and Vaughan Williams, as well as new choral-orchestral works by Stephen Chatman, David Conte, Steve Dobrogosz, Dan Forrest,
and Craig Phillips, and smaller pieces by the late Sir Stephen Cleobury, Simon Johnson, Edmund Jolliffe, Gordon Lawson, and Michael Nicholas.
Since "going freelance" in 2014 he has gradually built up his portfolio of choirs, working with the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Choir since 2015, the
Wellingborough Singers since 2017, and the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir
since 2020. He was also Director of Music at Olney Parish Church from 2014 until 2019, a job he held concurrently with the position of Director of Music at St Mary’s
Church, Wellingborough, a position he continues to hold. Highlights with these choirs include conducting the UK première of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, the European
première of Grechaninov’s Kvalite Boga, and directing the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic’s orchestra in Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2.
In recent years Lee has led festivals, workshops and choral courses in a number of our great cathedrals, both here in the UK and in Europe. His work as a choral
consultant in chapels, churches and schools aims to enhance their existing musical resources, expand their outreach work, and equip them for the needs of
the twenty-first century. Lee is inspired and motivated by the wide variety and range of choral music active across the country, and considers it an immense
privilege to stand before all the musicians he works with, be they amateur or professional.