Jeremy Cole (from September 2017)
Jeremy Cole comes to the Cathedral from St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, where he was assistant director of music and principal organist, playing for all regular and special services, as well as broadcasts and concerts, in one of London’s busiest churches. He also oversaw the music at St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London. Alongside these roles, Jeremy pursues a busy freelance career as a conductor, organist, and piano accompanist. He is assistant conductor of the Holst Singers, and is in demand as a repetiteur for choirs, solo singers and instrumentalists, and as a continuo player. He is artistic director of Illuminare Choir, a professional ensemble which he founded in 2012.
Jeremy was previously assistant director of music at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge and has held organ scholarships at Hereford Cathedral and Trinity College, Cambridge. His role in Trinity Chapel involved regularly conducting and accompanying the world-renowned 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 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. He has an increasing profile as a recitalist, with recent engagements including London’s Temple Church, Westminster Abbey, and the cathedrals of Gloucester and Southwark.