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The choir will be conducted by ...
The choir will be conducted by Jonathan Wikeley, an award-winning composer and arranger who is also Director of Music at All Saints Church in Fulham, London.
Hogarth Singers appoints their new Musical Director
Hogarth Singers appoints Jonathan Wikeley as their new Musical Director
The Hogarth Singers is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Wikeley as their new Musical Director.
He will take up the position immediately in time for the Summer term which will start on 12th April.
has a career in both music and journalism.
He is on the one hand a conductor, organist, singer and freelance musician, and on the other a freelance journalist and an editor for Rhinegold Publishing (editor of Early Music today and deputy editor of International Piano).
He is currently Director of Music at St Mary's Parish Church Battersea and has directed a wide range of liturgical and secular music in large and small choirs around the country.
has a great reputation for encouraging and building confidence and success.
Last year he formed Rhinegold's Office choir, and only last week they were successful in winning an Office Choir of the Year award.
We send Jonathan
a great Hogarth welcome and look forward to working with him in many enjoyable and challenging future concerts.
Jonathan Wikeley is an editor for Rhinegold Publishing and a freelance journalist.He studied music at Cambridge and Oxford, and spent a year as a choral scholar at Truro Cathedral before moving to London and becoming Organist and Director of Music at St Mary's Church, Battersea.He sings in and directs several ensembles around London, enjoys long walks in Scotland, and plays the accordion surprisingly badly.
Jonathan Wikeley » The Oxford Spezzati Soloists & Orchestra
Although Jonathan Wikeley
was photographed playing the piano aged just one, he
only started having lessons aged nine, when his
hands were large enough to stretch an octave.
Having studied both piano and violin during his
schooldays at Liverpool College
, from 1997 he
read music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
, where he
also took harpsichord lessons with Virginia Pleasants.
spent a year as a choral scholar at Truro Cathedral
, before coming up to Exeter College
, Oxford, where he
studied under Reinhard Strohm, although he
spent most of his
time singing in and directing many choirs.
It was during this time that he
rather misguidedly agreed to play the organ for a friend's wedding, reignited a love for the instrument, and became director of music at St Peter's, Wolvercote.
In 2004 Jonathan moved to London, where he became organ scholar and then director of music at St Mary's, Battersea.
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JONATHAN WIKELEY is the editor of Early Music Today and an editor of Piano magazine and The Singer.
He also writes for Classical Music, Music Teacher, Opera Now and Choir and Organ.
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