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Growing up in the seaside town of Deal, Kent, Jamie first began to establish a musical profile from an early age. He studied Piano with David Rees-Williams and John Irving, and Organ with Paul Stubbings, graduating with a BMus (Hons) in 2013. In September 2017 he pursued further study in Organ performance at the Royal Academy of Music, London under the tutelage of Professor David Titterington and Bine Bryndorf, where he graduated in 2019 with a Master of Arts (DipRam). During his time there he was awarded the Eric Thiman Organ Prize, William John Kipps Scholarship, the C.H Trevor prize, the Norman Askew Prize, and has also been generously supported by the Countess of Munster; having been granted the Derek Butler Award.
In 2022 Jamie was appointed as Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral following on from a varied career, working as the Assistant Director of Music at St Marylebone Parish Church, as well as Head of Jazz Studies at Queen Mary’s University, London. He teaches at the King’s School, Canterbury and also teaches organ privately. Recent performances include, St Omer Cathedral, the Basilica of St Andrea della Valle, St Peter’s Basilica, the Deal Festival of Music and Arts, Sounds New Festival, the Canterbury Festival, Neresheim Abbey, and the St Marylebone Festival, as well as Broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Elizabeth Jenkins - Assistant Director
Elizabeth was born and brought up in Kent. She studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating she remained in London to combine a teaching career with that of singing.
Returning to Kent, she taught in various schools in Faversham and Canterbury. She assisted in the formation and direction of the Kent Youth Choir and for many years was manager of all the Kent Youth Choral Groups. She continued to work as a freelance music consultant and singing teacher and became Deputy Director of Medway Music Association which involved the organisation of Music Festivals for Medway primary schools.
She has recently retired but music, and in particular singing, still plays an important part in her life. As well as being Assistant Director of Canterbury Singers she is also a long-standing member of the Kent Chamber Choir.