Jeremy Backhouse enjoys a growing reputation in the UK and overseas for inspiring vivid, passionate performances. Equally at home with Renaissance music through to contemporary commissions, he is widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading choral conductors. He has been the sole Music Director of the award-winning chamber choir Vasari Singers since 1981 and is also Conductor of the 150-voice Guildford Philharmonic Choir, now Vivace Chorus.
Head chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, Jeremy Backhouse studied music and composition at Liverpool University and began his career as a Music Editor with EMI. From 1998 to December 2004 he was Conductor of the Wooburn Singers – only the third in the choir’s history, following Richard Hickox and Stephen Jackson. He has also worked with the BBC Club Choir, Kent Youth Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus, London Choral Society, Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Chorus and the BBC Singers.
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