Paul Leddington Wright's musical career began while still at school when, at the age of 15, he was appointed conductor of the Maidenhead Schools' Orchestra, and organist and choirmaster of his local church. He undertook the first of many organ recital tours of the USA at 17 and went on to become organ scholar at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he studied with Sir David Willcocks, Peter Le Huray and Alan Ridout. Graduating from Cambridge he freelanced for some years, mainly in professional theatre, and musically directed the first UK tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. In 1982 he was appointed Musical Director for the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs, consolidating the work of the MAYC Singers and Orchestra which he had founded during the 1970's.
Paul was appointed Organist and Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral in 1984, a position he held for over a decade. During this period the Cathedral Choir, under Paul's direction, broadcasted frequently and recorded several cd's; international tours included numerous trips to the USA, Jamaica, and one to Italy, where the choir performed for Pope John Paul II. He directed the music for many important occasions at the Cathedral, including the Queen's visit to Coventry for the distribution of the Royal Maundy in 1995.
From the podium, Paul has conducted a vast repertoire of choral literature at home and abroad and has been conductor of Coventry Cathedral's Choral Society "Coventry Cathedral Chorus" (previously "Saint Michael's Singers of Coventry Cathedral") since 1984. With them he has made over 25 recordings, some of which form a large part of the Kingsway 'Hymnmakers' series.