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Jeremy Backhouse

Where do we start? Jeremy Backhouse has been our Music Director since 1995 and has taken us on an ambitious and unforgettable voyage of musical discovery. With him, we have commissioned music from world-renowned composers like Will Todd and Francis Pott. We have sung with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philharmonia and we have worked with soloists including Tasmin Little, Julian Lloyd-Webber and Michael Collins.

Singing with Jeremy is fun, relaxed and always revealing - he has a reputation for getting to the heart of the emotion behind the music, so coming away from a performance is always an uplifting and rewarding experience. You'll learn much more than just getting the notes in the right order - Jeremy's music-making is about passion, soul and expression. And when the choir comes together with a professional orchestra with Jeremy at the helm, you know you're in for something special!

Jeremy Backhouse at RAH

Jeremy conducts three choirs on a regular basis. In addition to us, he works with award-winning London chamber choir, Vasari Singers, recording more than 30 commercial CDs with labels including EMI, Naxos and Signum. Vasari's recordings have been nominated for a Gramaphone Award, received Gramaphone Editor's Choice Awards and been recommended on BBC Radio 3's 'Building a Library'.

In Salisbury, he is the Music Director of the Salisbury Community Choir, where he has commissioned new pieces by Bob Chilcott and Alexander L'Estrange, among others.

Jeremy has also worked with a number of the country’s leading choirs, including the London Symphony Chorus, the BBC Singers, the Philharmonia Chorus, the London Choral Society and the Brighton Festival Chorus.

You can find out more about Jeremy by visiting his website at