John (Jamie) Hutchings
Jamie John Hutchings is a teacher, organist and composer. Educated at Exeter School and Royal Holloway (University of London), he went on to work as organist at Chichester Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral, and teaching positions at The Portsmouth Grammar School, Framlingham College and most recently Director of Music at Headington School, Oxford. As organist has performed for BBC radio, television, for the Music For Youth Schools' Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and for the All Saints' Day masses at the Papal Basilicas of San Pietro in Vaticano, and Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. He performs regularly, most recently focusing on the works of Widor and Rheinberger. He also accompanies former ENO soprano Claire Weston regularly in recital, additionally working as a pianist in solo repertoire by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schubert. As conductor, he has taken choirs across the country, including regular visits to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Ely Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral London, and on tour to Paris, Rome, and The Vatican; with orchestras he has mostly worked on works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as recent commissions and working with young composers in realising their orchestral writing. As composer his works have been performed across the world, including the Edinburgh Festival (2012), the Choir of the World Competition (2014), and his "Adoro te devote" was performed at the Papal Basilicas of San Paolo fuori le mura, and San Pietro in Vaticano for Holy Week 2015. In 2013 he worked with the visual and performance artist Caroline Wright in composition for the Brightlingsea Festival, and in June 2015 his arrangement of "Abide with me" was performed for the Luxembourg National Day at Cathedrale Notre-Dame in the presence of Grand Duke Henri and the Royal Family, and broadcast on international television. Key works include the “Balaam Song Cycle” for the Suffolk Singers (2011), “A Birthday Garland” song cycle for Claire Weston (2012), the “Fifth Service” for the Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway (2005), and the “Anthem of St Michael, Archangel” for the 2010 St Edmundsbury Diocesan Festival. His Op.94 “An Oxford Symphony” will receive its premiere in November 2016. His editions and scores are often in the top charts of Score Exchange's choral and worship sections; his accessible anthem, "Deep Peace" (2005) is published by Schott.