Jeremy Summerly to conduct College Choir 2013-2014
The Queen’s College is delighted to announce that Jeremy Summerly will be conducting the College choir for the academic year 2013-14, to cover the sabbatical of the Director of Music, Dr Owen Rees, who has been commissioned by Cambridge University Press to write a book on the famous Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria.
Jeremy Summerly enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, musicologist, broadcaster, and recording producer. Having read music as an undergraduate at New College, Oxford, he went on to pursue postgraduate musicological research at King’s College, London. He is the founder-director of the Oxford Camerata and the Royal Academy Consort, has conducted almost fifty original commercial recordings of music spanning nine centuries, and has directed choirs and orchestras in locations as far afield as San Francisco and Tokyo, Helsinki and Cape Town. He has edited four volumes of medieval and Renaissance music for Faber Music, presents programmes for BBC Radios 3 & 4, and produces location recordings for Hyperion Records and Naxos. Jeremy currently holds the position of Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He received the European Cultural Prize in 1995, and made his Proms conducting début in 1999 and his Berlin Philharmonie début in 2005.
Owen Rees will be conducting the choir for its concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Oxford Philomusica, in November 2013 and July 2014.