Jeremy Cole has been assistant organist at Wells Cathedral since September 2017, where he accompanies the cathedral choir in the daily services, and assists with training the choristers, as well as being accompanist to the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society. He was previously assistant director of music at 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 also artistic director of Illuminare Choir, a professional ensemble which he founded in 2012 and which has performed to great acclaim in venues across London.

Jeremy was organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated with a degree in music in July 2013. His role in the college chapel involved regularly conducting and accompanying the choir in their routine of rehearsals and services, as well as their busy concert and recording schedule. In 2011 he played the organ on Trinity College Choir’s Gramophone Award-winning disc of the music of Herbert Howells, and features as accompanist and organ soloist on their recently released recording of the music of Kenneth Leighton on the Hyperion label. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and has studied the organ with Colin Walsh, Stephen Farr and David Briggs, and conducting with Stephen Layton.