Jeremy was born in 1989 in Christchurch,New Zealand. He began his musical career at the age of four when he started piano lessons.

Becoming a chorister at ChristChurch Cathedral, he switched to the organ at the age of ten, and has been pursuing this career ever since. He became organ scholar at Christ’s College, Canterbury with Music Director, Robert Aburn, in 2004, while at secondary school there. Formal lessons began with Russell Kent, and Jeremy passed his Licentiate with Trinity College, London, with distinction in 2005. Gaining this, he was appointed organ scholar at ChristChurch Cathedral under Brian Law, and Assistant Music Director at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Christchurch.

In 2007, Jeremy held the position of Junior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral under Matthew Owens, and was also the music administrator for the concerts department at Wells Cathedral School. Whilst over there, he had a number of compositions premiered by Wells Cathedral and Chapel Choirs. He also was the accompanist for the very successful Christ’s College Chapel Choir European Tour in 2007.

Performances have seen Jeremy play in major venues throughout New Zealand as Christchurch Town Hall, Wellington Cathedral, Dunedin Cathedral, Dunedin Town Hall, and various others in Ashburton, Timaru, Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wanganui. Overseas, Jeremy has performed in Wells, Portsmouth and Manchester Cathedrals and St. George’s Chapel Windsor, United Kingdom; The American Cathedral and Notre Dame, Paris, and various venues in Switzerland and Austria including the Musikverein in Vienna. In Sydney he has given recitals at Christ Church St Laurence, St Andrew’s Cathedral, and has a number booked for 2013. He recently performed in the Sydney Town Hall accompanying counter-tenor Tobias Cole, and has reached the semi-final of the Fine Music FM Young Performers awards. He regularly accompanies rehearsals for the Sydney Children’s Choir, and this year conducted the Price Waterhouse Coopers choir during the Christmas period. He has participated in masterclasses with Judith Clark, Stephen Cleobury and Christopher Herrick, has been involved in performances with Simon O’Neill, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Will Martin and Fiona Pears, has accompanied Dame Malvina Major and Hayley Westenra, and was the rehearsal accompanist for the John Rutter Requiem in Wells, with the composer as the conductor.

In 2008, Jeremy was the organist/accompanist for the ChristChurch Cathedral Choir tour of the United Kingdom, playing for services and concerts in such buildings as Bath Abbey, Hereford Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Exeter Cathedral, and culminating in a week at Westminster Abbey.

In 2011, Jeremy directed the Cathedral Choir for the National Memorial Service in Hagley Park after the February 22 earthquake, performing to around 85,000 people.  He has released three solo CDs on the Cathedral organ and is an active composer, with various choral pieces of his being published by the RSCM.

Jeremy recently graduated with Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours from the University of Canterbury, and was also the Sir Gil Simpson Assistant Organist at ChristChurch Cathedral. He was made a Fellow of Trinity College London (October 2009) in Organ Performance, and toured Europe in July 2011 accompanying the Christ’s College Chapel Choir, playing in venues in Italy (Venice, Florence and Rome), Austria (including the Salzburg DOM) and France (La Madeleine, Paris, and Chartres Cathedral).  Because of the damage to the Cathedral in the recent earthquake, he also gave a number of solo organ recitals in Europe (St. Paul-Within-the-Walls in Rome) and the UK to raise money for this appeal, namely at Christ Church Oxford and Westminster Abbey, and raised over $3500 NZ.  Jeremy performs regularly with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra as an organist/continuo player, and recently retired as the accompanist for the Christchurch City Choir. He currently lives in Sydney and has just completed a Masters in Organ Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, combining this with work at Christ Church St Laurence Anglo-Catholic parish, and freelance accompanying/organ work/music teaching.  He recently broadcast a programme of organ works for Fine Music 102.5 FM, Sydney, as part of the Young Virtuosi competition of 2013.  In September of this year, he will return to Wells Cathedral to take up the position of Senior Organ Scholar, and also the Assistant Musical Director of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, and Musical Director of the Mid-Wessex Singers.

11th November 2017

Bach - Magnificat in D

Vivaldi - Gloria

 

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