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Jackman, Jeremy (22nd April 1952-Present)

He is an English countertenor whose musical education began as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.   He attended Hull University and the Royal College of Music and then went on to work as a free-lance singer while continuing further study.

In 1978 he was appointed Lay Clerk at Westminster Cathedral but continued as a soloist in opera and ensembles.  In 1980 he became one of the King’s Singers, who he was with until 1990 when he became a choral director and conductor, giving workshops and master-classes for established choirs.  He has conducted in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Belfast Cathedral and many international concert halls.

He is also a composer and arranger who has arranged songs for the King’s Singers, a series of carols for the Dutch publisher Harmonia, Taiwanese folksongs and many Renaissance translations.  Other arrangements include “Annie Laurie”, “Early One Morning”, and “Silent Night”.

His own compositions are a real mixed bag:  Sea Tongue, a mini-opera; Sticky-Wacky-Steely-Rock-Grip-Chop-Bounce, a cantata for children’s choir; “Veni Emanuel”, for children’s choir, choir, orchestra, and soloist; and, “Who Shall Hold the Heart of Man”, for baritone, choir, and organ.

The King’s Singers recordings
Patapan and Farandole (Georges Bizet/Jeremy Jackman/Bernard de la Monnoye)
EMI 49909 (CD: A Little Christmas Music)
Jeremy Jackson – Countertenor and composer
Alastair Hume – Countertenor
Bob Chilcott – Tenor and Arranger
Bruce Russell – Baritone
Simon Carrington – Baritone
Stephen Connolly – Bass

Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus recordings
We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney)


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