Jack Thompson is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in choral studies at the University of Cambridge. He is Organ Scholar of Corpus Christi College and Organist for St John’s Voices, the mixed-voice choir of St John’s College.
Before arriving in Cambridge, Jack was educated as an organ scholar and vice-chancellor's scholar at Durham University. He was the recipient of the University's Graham and Joanna Barker Award, and graduated with a degree in music in June 2015. At Durham, Jack studied choral conducting with Paul Spicer and received tuition in organ performance from James Lancelot and Dame Gillian Weir. He played regularly for services and events in both the University and Cathedral, and undertook three annual tours to Paris, Prague and New York, USA. Jack also worked at The Chorister School, Durham Cathedral, and was an editor and contributor for the University's newspaper and online magazine while in his final year. He is now a student ambassador at The Royal Opera House, London.
Jack began his musical training as Head Chorister of Leicester Cathedral, where in 2011 he returned for his gap year having been appointed Cathedral Organ Scholar. An accomplished cellist and clarinettist, he was also a member of the National Children’s and National Youth Chamber Orchestras for seven years.
During his musical career Jack has performed in some of the finest cathedrals and concert venues both at home and abroad, participating in numerous live broadcasts and recordings for national radio and television. He has twice performed as a soloist for HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and has also played, again as a soloist, for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Departments and Institutes
Vocal Pedagogy, Gesture