| OSJ Voices
"Incredibly accomplished part singing. Supple and lithe, Fauré's vocal lines seldom breathe such ethereal beauty."
"Their brief a capella passage was spellbinding."
Since its first appearance OSJ Voices has established itself as one of the country's foremost choral groups.
Its Chorus Master is Jeremy Jackman.
The choir gives a number of concerts a year with the Orchestra of St John's. Flexible in both size and approach it is equally at home with the familiar, the less well known and the brand new.
Its repertoire includes a variety of a capella music from the 16 th to the 20 th century; larger choral masterpieces such as Handel's Messiah and the Requiems of Mozart and Brahms; and contemporary works such as Stephen Montague's Varshavian Autumn , which was written especially for them and recorded with the orchestra on the Montague CD Snakebite . Nothing if not versatile, the choir has also featured on Roberto Alagna's Christmas CD (EMI); broadcast Schumann's Requiem on Classic FM; appeared in Doomwatch for Channel Four; and provided the voices behind the BBC TV trailer for the 2002 Six Nations Championship!
In 2004 OSJ Voices celebrated its tenth anniversary. OSJ's Associate Composer Benjamin Wallfisch commemorated this event by writing A Winter's Tale for them, and was first performed in December of that year.In 2008, OSJ Voices featured on the BBC2 television series Maestro.
If you would like to find out more about the OSJ Voices or are interested in auditioning then please contact Miriam Power - email@example.com
OSJ Voices are directed by our Chorus Master, Jeremy Jackman. To lovers of vocal music it was Jeremy Jackman’s face that was known around the world as a member of The King’s Singers. Now it is his back (“much my best side”) that is more familiar to audiences in the United Kingdom and abroad, as he pursues an increasingly busy international career as a conductor and choral director.
Jeremy started his career as a singer, performing throughout Europe as a soloist, as a member of fledgling versions of The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen, and in opera. In 1980 he became a member of The King’s Singers, and for a decade shared their demanding international schedule, performing in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, and making countless recordings and broadcasts.
In 1990 he decided to concentrate on musical direction. He has been Chorus Master of the London Philharmonic Choir and the Belfast ‘Phil’ and is now Director of Music for the English Baroque Choir, Chorus Master of OSJ Voices and also conducts the Cecilian Singers (Leicester).
Jeremy has conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brandenburg Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St John’s and the English Sinfonia in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, St John’s Smith Square and Birmingham Symphony Hall. At Alexandra Palace he may well have broken the world record for conducting several zoos-worth of children in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. Large royalty cheques (with very small figures printed on them) occasionally land on Jeremy’s mat in recognition of his services as the singer of the theme music for the Elizabethan series of ‘Blackadder’.