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Jeremy Backhouse is one of Britain’s leading choral conductors. He began his musical career in Canterbury Cathedral where he was senior chorister.

Backhouse has been the sole conductor of the internationally renowned chamber choir Vasari Singers since its inception in 1980. In 1995, Backhouse was appointed music director of (the now) Vivace Chorus. Alongside the standard classical works, he has conducted the choir in some ambitious programmes, most notably Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand (No. 8) and Verdi’s Requiem, both in the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In May 2017, the chorus gave the world premiere performance of its latest commission, Cantus Maris by Francis Pott, in the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

In 2009, Backhouse was appointed music director of the Salisbury Community Choir, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2013 by commissioning a major new work, The City Garden, from Will Todd and giving memorable performances in the cathedrals of Salisbury, Lincoln and Guildford. Backhouse has also worked with a number of the UK’s other leading choirs, including the BBC Singers, the London Symphony Chorus, the Philharmonia Chorus and the Brighton Festival Chorus.

For more information, visit www.jeremybackhouse.com.

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