Simon Halsey is an English choral conductor.
Born in London, Halsey sang in the choirs of both New College, Oxford and King's College, Cambridge. He studied conducting at the Royal College of Music in London.
Since 1983, Halsey has been the Chorus Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus. He founded the City of Birmingham Youth Chorus in 1995. His position with the CBSC brings him into regular contact with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, including as conductor of the annual Christmas Concerts. In 1987, he founded the City of Birmingham Touring Opera with leading international opera director Graham Vick. In addition, he is Artistic Director and founder of the professional choir European Voices, and Principal Conductor, Choral Programme for the Northern Sinfonia.
Halsey served as Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Choir since 1997, and relinquished this position in 2008. Since 2001, he has also served as Chief Conductor, Artistic Director of the Berlin Radio Choir and Chorus Director of the Northern Sinfonia Chorus, a position he held until 2012. Since August 2012 he has been Chorus Director of the London Symphony Chorus.