Jeremy Cole is Director of Music at Wells Cathedral, a position he took up in January 2020, having previously been Acting Organist and Master of the Choristers, and Assistant Organist since 2017. He was organ scholar at Trinity College from 2010-2013, 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.
Jeremy has 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.
In his role at Wells Cathedral, Jeremy is responsible for the Cathedral Choir’s busy schedule of nine sung services each week, as well as its broadcasts, concerts, and tours. He is also a visiting organ teacher at Wells Cathedral School, and Musical Director of the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, through which he works with many of the country’s finest orchestras and soloists.