Our music team

JJ for Laudemus websiteMusical Director: Jeremy Jackman

An experienced musical director, choir trainer and composer, Jeremy Jackman’s work in the field of choral music is of the highest international standard. His insightful and energetic work with choirs means he is much in demand.  No rehearsal with Jeremy is ever boring; no performance is less than musically inspired.

His professional career began as a treble at St Paul’s Cathedral, where the daily singing of Choral Evensong established a life-long affinity with this most beautiful of the Anglican choral services. As the top voice of the celebrated King’s Singers from 1980 to 1990, Jeremy toured the world’s most prestigious venues, experience which now informs his work as a conductor and workshop director. His engaging personality enables him to establish an instant rapport with groups of all ages, sizes and standards.

Currently Chorus Master to OSJ Voices and Music Director to the English Baroque Choir and the Cecilian Singers, Jeremy has for many years also conducted the choral course at the Sherborne Summer School (formerly Canford) and regularly directs courses and workshops for other groups. Many of his compositions are published, and no Laudemus Evensong would be complete without at least one of his creative hymn fauxbourdons and descants.

To learn more about Jeremy, visit www.jeremyjackman.co.uk

David Coram (from Jean)Organist: David Coram.

David is Director of Music at St Peter’s Hammersmith, and works as a freelance organist, accompanist, repetiteur and pianist with artists of the calibre of Emma Kirkby, Bob Chilcott, the Vasari Singers and New College Oxford. His work encompasses concerts, cathedral  services, recordings, and radio broadcasts.

His CD of Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals features the late Richard Briers as narrator, with pianist David Owen Norris, and a CD with Dame Emma Kirkby, Peter Savidge and Ashley Stafford will shortly be released.

As well as maintaining a strong profile as an organist and choral accompanist, David has a workshop in the New Forest where he works as an organ builder and restorer, with a particular interest in small mechanical-action instruments. This is a tremendous asset to Laudemus which often visits village churches where the organ has seen better days: David’s ability to correct practically any organ malfunction impresses us almost as much as his improvising skills as an organist – in virtually any style you care to name.

David has been the organist for Laudemus since 2011.

To read about David as a player visit www.davidcoram.co.uk
For organ building visit www.organbuilder.org.uk

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