... it is hard to imagine that it could be performed better than by Jeremy Backhouse and his superb choir.
Jeremy Backhouse | Choral Conductor | Vasari Singers | Vivace Chorus | Salisbury Community Choir
Welcome to the website of the "charismatic" Jeremy Backhouse, one of the most exciting choral directors of his generation.
...of course, that degree of choral excellence implies an extraordinary conductor in charge of the ensemble. This is a performance that goes way beyond the printed page of the score. Indeed it’s one that, as all great performances do, takes the printed page merely as the starting point. It’s quite evident from the sweep and power of this performance that Jeremy Backhouse has got right behind the notes and into the very essence of the piece. He believes in the music and its message and he’s clearly communicated that belief to the performers. The score is given a reading of white-hot intensity.(MusicWeb International, October 2007)
Please browse the site and discover about Jeremy's
- Unparalleled reputation for reaching beyond the musical page to inspire vivid, passionate performances
- Innovative work with choirs, choruses and orchestras of all sizes in a wide range of repertoire
- Commitment to contemporary music, especially commissioning new works
and much more besides ...
It has been a great honour to accompany Vasari … under the inspired and intensely musical direction of Jeremy Backhouse, one of the great unsung talents of the world of conducting: we are all privileged have worked under him. (Jeremy Filsell, International Organist & Pianist)