Jack Thompson - conductor

Jack Thompson joins Sussex Chorus in January 2019 as Director of Music.   His other positions include Director of Music at St Mary's Church, Chelsea and Organist and Teacher of Music at Ardingly College. He has worked previously as a conductor and organist at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham Universities, and today maintains a busy freelance career alongside choirs and ensembles from across the UK. 


Jack has studied choral conducting and organ performance with some of the world's most prominent musicians and educators, including Stephen Layton, James Lancelot, Graham Ross, Mark Williams and Dame Gillian Weir. He is Founder and Artistic Director of the Cadogan Consort, and has worked in recent projects with members of the BBC Singers, Glyndebourne Opera, Tenebrae and the Sixteen. He has prepared choirs for performances with Sir Thomas Allen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has also worked with children’s choruses and youth ensembles in advance of concerts and broadcasts at the BBC Proms. Jack remains in frequent demand as an organist and continuo player, and has twice performed as a soloist for HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.