Jeremy Cole was organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied the organ with Colin Walsh, Stephen Farr, and David Briggs, and conducting with Stephen Layton. He was closely involved in the world-famous choir’s routine of services and concerts, and features on several of their recordings on the Hyperion label.

Whilst in London, Jeremy held positions at St Paul’s Knightsbridge and St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, where he was the principal organist, playing for all regular and special services, as well as concerts and special events, in one of London’s busiest churches and concert venues. He combined this role with a busy freelance career as an organist, conductor and piano accompanist. While in London he was assistant conductor and accompanist of the Holst Singers, and worked regularly with leading choirs such as Polyphony and the City of London Choir. He is in demand and as a repetiteur for solo singers and instrumentalists and as a continuo player. 

Jeremy is artistic director of Illuminare Choir, a professional ensemble which he founded in 2012 and which has performed to great acclaim in venues across London. The choir has championed new music and recently commissioned and performed the premiere of The Temptations of Christ, a substantial contemporary cantata written by Barnaby Martin for two choirs, soloists, tubular bells and organ.

Jeremy is currently Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers at Wells Cathedral, having been Assistant Organist since 2017.  He is responsible for the Cathedral Choir’s busy schedule of nine sung services each week, as well as its broadcasts, concerts and tours.

Jeremy is delighted to be taking on the role of Musical Director of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society for the 2019-20 season.


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